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

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.

Heritage and History Events

During Heritage and History Months, students, faculty, and staff come together to celebrate the stories, cultures, traditions, and experiences of various cultures.


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.


Resources

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.


Events

Jul 23
Betty LaDuke: Border Lands 2019, A Sketchbook Journey8:00 a.m.

The Visual Arts Team is excited to present "Border Lands 2019" in the Adell McMillan Gallery for Summer 2021! Find the Visual Arts Team on...
June 6–September 6
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Adell McMillan Gallery

The Visual Arts Team is excited to present "Border Lands 2019" in the Adell McMillan Gallery for Summer 2021! Find the Visual Arts Team on Instagram @uovisualarts or Facebook @visualartsteam. UO ID required to visit the show in person -- a virtual tour will be shared via social media!

Artist statement:

"Border Lands 2019, A Sketchbook Journey" is an experience on both sides of the Arizona and Mexico borders. Migrants and asylum seekers, individuals and families from Mexico and Central America desperately seek the American Dream of safety and opportunity. The sketches are amplified with the text to tell their story as well as the humanitarian aid migrants receive from several nonprofit organizations, including the Samaritans, Humane Borders, No More Deaths, Kino Border Initiative, and the Border Community Alliance. The Sisters of Notre Dame in Douglas, Arizona have a presence in the border lands providing their hospitality to all who hunger, thirst, and are in need of compassion. The goal of all these groups is building bridges, not walls. 

As an artist, the sketchbook is my primary means for recording first-hand experience and events. Later, in my studio, I transform select sketches into wood panels. These social justice panels frequently become circulating exhibitions at educational institutions and community art centers, and permanent public installations.

EMU building hours will vary in summer, check the website for more information https://emu.uoregon.edu/

Jul 23
Crescendo: Exhibition by Thea8:00 a.m.

The Visual Arts Team is excited to present Crescendo, an exhibition of cyanotypes by Thea Owens. Find the Visual Arts Team on Instagram @uovisualarts or...
June 22–August 24
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Aperture Gallery

The Visual Arts Team is excited to present Crescendo, an exhibition of cyanotypes by Thea Owens. Find the Visual Arts Team on Instagram @uovisualarts or Facebook @visualartsteam. UO ID required to visit the show in person -- a virtual tour will be shared via social media!

 

Artist Statement:

A series of seven self portraits made by Thea in the crescendo of her isolation experience. An experiment of loneliness, fearing the passage of time, seeking identity, and loving creativity.

I know why I originally made it, the idea - see what would happen if I made the same photos over a span of time of different days. And I know why in retrospect I made it - trying to make myself known, show people I exist. To combat time and it's forgetting and prove that subtlety matters.

 

EMU building hours will vary in summer, check the website for more information https://emu.uoregon.edu/

Jul 25
Transgender & Nonbinary Identity Subgroup2:30 p.m.

The trans & enby subgroup meets every week over the LGBTESS discord server, as well as hosting a weekly discussion prompt for people to respond to and provide their...
April 4–July 25

The trans & enby subgroup meets every week over the LGBTESS discord server, as well as hosting a weekly discussion prompt for people to respond to and provide their perspective on (if they want). The subgroup is a great place for trans & enby folks to meet, chat, find support and community, and have a space to express their personal experiences and questions!

Contact Us

 
DJ Kelly-Quattrocchi
Coordinator, Multicultural Education, Engagement, and Student Success