Founded in 1984, the Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies (RCMSS), a center of the College of Arts and Sciences, is dedicated to the promotion of medieval Slavic studies, providing broad interdisciplinary research and academic opportunities for students, graduate students, faculty, and visiting researchers. For administrative purposes, it is embedded in the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures.
RCMSS has close ties with the Hilandar Research Library (HRL). Both developed as an outgrowth of the original Hilandar Research Project. As a non-national oriented center that promotes Cyrillic-based research, RCMSS strives to accomplish its goals through the support of HRL preservation and access activities, research, stipends and travel, occasional acquisitions of HRL materials, publication support, and sponsoring conferences, lectures, workshops, etc.