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 20 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 at the UO 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: 8:00 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

May 27
LGBTQIA+ Virtual Student Hangout12:00 a.m.

UO LGBTQIA+  Student Virtual Hangout Join our Discord hangout with other LGBTQIA+ students! Meet friends, share memes, discuss quarantine hobbies, and learn about upcoming...
May 6–July 29

UO LGBTQIA+  Student Virtual Hangout

Join our Discord hangout with other LGBTQIA+ students! Meet friends, share memes, discuss quarantine hobbies, and learn about upcoming events.

To access our Discord channel please fill out our survey to receive the link! This is to ensure safety of our students: https://tinyurl.com/lgbtdiscord

May 27
Natural Athletes: Track & Field Champs of the Animal Kingdom11:00 a.m.

To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the museum's public spaces are temporarily closed. In the meantime, enjoy the museum from home and watch...
March 7–August 30
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the museum's public spaces are temporarily closed. In the meantime, enjoy the museum from home and watch for updates on our reopening plans.

Hightail it to the museum for a track & field competition like no other—with cheetahs, kangaroos, chimps, and other mammals all going for gold! From the javelin throw to the high jump, learn which animals would triumph on the track, and explore the amazing adaptations that make it all possible. Through colorful displays and interactive stations, you’ll delve into TrackTown culture, learn about health and fitness research happening at the University of Oregon, and be inspired to move your body toward optimal wellness. On view through August 30, 2020

May 27
Racing to Change: Oregon's Civil Rights Years—The Eugene Story11:00 a.m.

To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the museum's public spaces are temporarily closed. In the meantime, enjoy the museum from home and watch...
October 12 2019–September 13 2020
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the museum's public spaces are temporarily closed. In the meantime, enjoy the museum from home and watch for updates on our reopening plans.

Racing to Change chronicles the civil rights movement in Eugene, Oregon, during the 1960s and 1970s—a time of great upheaval, conflict, and celebration as new voices clashed with traditional organizations of power. Co-developed by the Museum of Natural and Cultural History and Oregon Black Pioneers, the exhibit illuminates legacies of racism and the unceasing efforts of Oregon's Black communities to bring about change. 

Through photographs, recorded interviews, and historical archives, Racing to Change explores how racist policies and attitudes created a pressing need for bold civil rights activism in Eugene. Firsthand accounts from movement organizers, former UO students, elected officials, and other members of Oregon's black communities paint a vivid picture of the area's past, and urge us to take part in building a more just future. On view through May 10, 2020.

Contact Us

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