Multicultural Academic Excellence

Jane Irungu, Director
541-346-3416 fax
164 Oregon Hall

The Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence is committed to the retention, support, and academic success of historically underrepresented and underserved populations, including low-income, first-generation, and multiple-identity students. The center provides academic services, leadership development, cultural programming, and dedicated space structured around a program of best practices for student access and success. Services include but are not limited to the following:

  • academic advising and support
  • scholarship administration
  • leadership development and mentoring
  • cultural programming
  • advocacy (academic petition; financial aid; bias or discrimination)
  • graduate school preparation
  • tutorial assistance
  • dedicated space (computer laboratory with printing privileges)
  • selected course offerings with preregistration, including
    WR 121College Composition I4
    WR 122College Composition II4
    MATH 111College Algebra4
    MATH 241Calculus for Business and Social Science I4
    MATH 242Calculus for Business and Social Science II4
    MATH 243Introduction to Methods of Probability and Statistics4

The Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence sponsors the Reach for Success middle school visitation program, a multicultural Awards and Graduation Ceremony, and multicultural speakers and presenters. The office also provides technical, advisory, and financial support of student organizations, and it enhances the new student experience by participating in IntroDUCKtion, Week of Welcome activities, Duck Days, and a fall orientation retreat for new students of color.

Services are free. All students, in particular those historically underrepresented, are encouraged to use the center.