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 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

Dec 4
Exhibit by Kezia Setyawan — Dimana? Disini. ​Where are we? We are here.8:00 a.m.

Kezia Setyawan is a recent graduate from the University of Oregon majoring in journalism. Her work centers community members on the margins and aims to provide them with...
November 16–December 11
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Aperture Gallery

Kezia Setyawan is a recent graduate from the University of Oregon majoring in journalism. Her work centers community members on the margins and aims to provide them with sustainable platforms. Through portraiture, she spotlights the conversation surrounding the subject’s perspective and their environment.

The exhibit, Dimana? Disini, translates to Where are we? We are here. This gallery is dedicated to my uncle, Hans Widjaja. Through portraits of family and friends, it will demonstrate the breadth of experiences and perspectives Chinese Indonesians have in regards to understanding one’s identity.

Dec 4
Exhibit by Lúkwaiya Lira: Ichnaatash wa8:00 a.m.

Artist Biography: Ay xɨtway, Ink Nash waníksha Lúkwaiya ku shuyapuɨmtki Mitchell Lira. Tiinmamí tiichám. Wash nash mɨłɨłá. Wash nash...
November 19–December 11
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Adell McMillan Gallery

Artist Biography:

Ay xɨtway,
Ink Nash waníksha Lúkwaiya ku shuyapuɨmtki Mitchell Lira. Tiinmamí tiichám. Wash nash mɨłɨłá. Wash nash skuliła íchna x̱wíimitx̱aw skuulitpamápa úlikanpa ku pikchaashiłá.

Hello Friends,
My Indigenous name is Lúkwaiya and that is how I preferred to be addressed. Until you learn the pronunciation of that, my English given name is Mitchell Lira. I am a Tribal Member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and a Student at the University of Oregon. lastly, I am a photographer and this land is Indigenous land, remember that.

Artist Statement: 

Being an indigenous person means seeing media that is supposed to tell my story but rarely, if ever represented me or my community. That’s what has driven my desire to tell stories about Indigenous communities from an Indigenous perspective. There is a lack of Indigenous storytellers, that’s not because we are not here and interested, it is about who is controlling the narrative. The journalism industry has been exploitive, disrespectful, dishonest, and uninformed when trying to tell the stories of Indigenous peoples. Journalists have often sought to exploit or sensationalize our community’s stories rather than reveal the intense and vast beauty that lies within. I want to tell stories that humanize people and their existence, stories that tell the whole, rich picture of the lives lived in community. This series of photos come from my time in the Middle East and at the Warm Springs Early Childhood Education Center’s graduation; these photos are examples of the ways I want to tell people’s stories. We are here - Ichnaatash wa.

Dec 4
Let's (Tele) Talk10:00 a.m.

Dr. Jingqing Liu will be available on Fridays from 10:00-12:00 p.m. Dr. Liu is the International Student Specialist and a Senior Staff Psychologist at...
October 16–December 11

Dr. Jingqing Liu will be available on Fridays from 10:00-12:00 p.m. Dr. Liu is the International Student Specialist and a Senior Staff Psychologist at University Counseling Services. 
Click here for Waiting Room

Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a University Counseling Services staff member.

 
What makes Let’s (Tele)Talk different from counseling services at UCS?


No appointment necessary (first-come, first served)
No paperwork to be completed
Easy access support and consultation


 
Let’s (Tele)Talk is especially helpful for students who:


Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it
Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling
Would like to consult with a UCS staff member about what actual therapy looks like
Would like to meet with one of our UCS identity-based specialists
Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like some ideas about what to do


 
How does Let’s (Tele)Talk work?

While typically offered in various campus locations, Let’s (Tele)Talk will now be offered via Zoom. Click on the relevant link below to access a Zoom meeting with a Let’s (Tele)Talk counselor. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the counselor is meeting with another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and is meant to be used on an as-needed basis.

Contact Us

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