What will your story be?
What you do on campus and how you get involved in our communities is entirely up to you. Every year begins with the networking event Weaving New Beginnings, where you can find opportunities and a community to support you. Do you want to focus on building strong relationships through a program focused on succeeding at the UO? Or maybe you want to be involved in celebrating legacy and cultural heritage through major events on campus. Whatever your interests are, there are opportunities and a community for you. You get to choose how your successful college experience is defined. The Multicultural Education, Engagement, and Student Success staff is here to help you get there.
Multicultural Events and Programs
Throughout the year there are a variety of events and programs hosted by students and community members focused on sharing experiences and discussions around culture and heritage with the campus community.
IMPACT is a peer-to-peer mentoring program for students of color and first-generation college students. Students can participate as either a new student or as an IMPACT coordinator.
Weaving New Beginnings
A networking reception to welcome new students, faculty, and staff of color. This event has kicked off our fall term for more than 25 years and has become an exciting campus tradition. All are welcome.
Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Every year the campus comes together to celebrate the lasting legacy of Dr. King's work. With award celebrations, a community march, service project, and a keynote speaker this celebration brings our community together to honor our shared vision to continue moving forward and pays tribute to the individuals who have bravely stood for justice and peace.
Raices Unida Youth Conference
Latinx high schoolers from around the state of Oregon gather for a full-day conference to connect with each other and learn about access to higher education.
Multicultural Education, Engagement, and Student Success Hours
Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Creating a common dialogue
The Multicultural Education, Engagement, and Student Success program is a place where all students are welcome to meet, plan, and help create a stronger community. It is a place that helps you connect with students of all races and backgrounds to collaborate around cultural programming and education. Our office leads IMPACT and collaborates on a number of events and celebrations throughout the year.
The Division of Student Life—as well as many offices and programs in the Division of Equity and Inclusion—work closely with a number of campus services to connect you with resources, services, and community. Below are a number of resources you might find helpful.
The Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center and the Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success would like to welcome our new cohort of Umoja Black Scholars as well as incoming Black students to the UO. We will introduce our new students to the BCC, Black faculty and staff, and some returning Black students.
Play games, win prizes, and learn about some of the amazing resources available to all UO students through the Office of the Dean of Students (DOS).
Featured groups include the Women's Center, IMPACT, Nontraditional Student Union, Holden Center, LGBT+ Education & Support Services (LGBTESS), Sexual Violence Prevention & Education (SVPE), Substance Abuse Prevention & Education (SAPE), Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center (BCC), and the Men's Resource Center (MRC).
Interested in meeting other students at the intersection of Islam and queerness? Join us on Zoom every Friday at 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (PST), starting on August 20th! Bring a cup of chai and come chat! NEW MEETING ID: 517 742 0152
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