Programs at Member Institutions
Garden City, NY
University Learning Center
With a student-faculty ratio of 14 to 1, you can
be assured that the learning process will be a
highly interactive one throughout your four years
Besides close personal attention from your professors,
Adelphi provides strong academic support at every
stage, from tutoring and seminars to remedial
support in written and verbal communication.
Through peer tutoring at the University Learning
Center in Earle Hall - a convenient, comfortable
place with computer and seminar facilities - you
can receive formal and informal help with assignments,
writing, library research and course work, especially
in demanding courses such as chemistry and physics.
Attend a seminar on subjects including math and
economics, business, foreign languages and computer
From day one, our Academic Advisors and Peer Advisors
will help you identify what matters most to you
in a university experience, including aspects
of your personal and academic growth. Working
closely with you to create an action plan, they'll
find ways to tailor your major to your needs and
intertwine it with meaningful cocurricular and
College of Pharmacy
This is a social club on campus for our multi-cultural
population. The club has meets regularly and sponsors
First Year Advisor
The mission of Alana Affairs is to create a community
that celebrates and welcomes diversity. The office
exists to promote a multicultural education, advise
ethnic support groups, combat ignorance about
differences and promote understanding and compassion.
The following programs are offered and supported
by ALANA affairs:
Heritage Month Celebrations
Conferences and Retreats
New Student Orientation
The Mosaic Troupe
For more information about student organizations
advised by ALANA, click here.
Director of Student Activities
Academic Assistance -
Student Support Services & Developmental Mathematics
Any student who has a physical or learning disability,
who will need special accommodations to meet his/her
condition, must provide to Nancy Sheridan, Director
Student Support Services, current documentation
of the disability and professional materials from
a physician and a learning disabilities specialist/
psychologist/ psychiatrist indicating diagnosis
and accommodations recommended to meet the student's
needs. Students must contact Mrs. Sheridan first
before any accommodations can be made.
Students placing below Math A may receive individualized
instruction to review and improve math skills.
Students placing into Math A or Math 155 have
access to special tutoring.
Many students need or want help beyond the classroom.
Several types of tutoring are provided at no charge.
If you need additional help:
Go to the course instructor for
Visit departmental and residence
Ask for individual tutors for
in-depth help at the Dean of Students Office.
The Writing Center
The Writing Center provides peer tutorial assistance
in writing for all students. Tutors will help students
in developing ideas, identifying and addressing
error patterns in writing, and by providing an initial
audience response to drafts. However, tutors will
not proofread or correct errors on papers.
Director of Student Support Services
Multicultural Affairs staff can serve
as a resource for students, faculty and staff
interested in leadership development opportunities
or diversity issues and cultural programming.
We encourage all students to consider both culturally
specific and cross-cultural involvement and leadership
The office of Multicultural Affairs sponsors
L.I.F.T., a peer mentoring program that matches
qualified upperclass students with incoming minority
freshmen. During the academic year, the Multicultural
Mentoring Program offers workshops on Transition
to College Life; Nuts and Bolts of Academic Success;
Diversity at AU; How to Make Time Work for You;
Effective Reading Strategies; Campus Life; How
to Avoid Procrastination; and After Midterms and
Before Finals: Now What?
Both the office of Multicultural Affairs and
the AU Academic Support Center and AU Counseling
Center offer free or low-cost tutoring services.
Multicultural Affairs works with students who
participated in STEP (Summer Transition Enrichment
Program) and students on Frederick Douglass Scholarships
during the academic year. The office of Multicultural
Affairs and the AU Counseling Center also provide
peer and professional psychological counseling.
All AU students have access to the Writing Center
(Department of Literature), which provides free
tutoring on all writing/essay assignments; the
Department of Mathematics and Statistics' free
tutoring service for AU students enrolled in a
mathematics or statistics course; and the Department
of Language and Foreign Studies has a Language
Multicultural Affairs also sponsors celebrations
including Asian Pacific Heritage Month, American
Indian Heritage Month, Black History Month, and
Hispanic Heritage Month.
For more information about the Multicultural
Affairs, go to
David Owens, Director, Multicultural Affairs
It is the policy of the Education Enhancement
Center (EEC) that students who wish to receive
classroom accommodations or any other special
services or consideration due to a disability
must identify themselves with the EEC for each
semester that they are enrolled at the university.
(Appropriate documentation is required to receive
Linda M. Pizzi
Educational Enhancement Center Director
Black Expressions is an organization that promotes
unity and enhances an awareness of the African
American culture for Austin College as well as
the surrounding community. Students work towards
this goal with social activities, community service
activities, as well as social awareness and education
Director of Student Life
Los Amigos is an organization that strives to
promote awareness of the Hispanic culture and
provide support services for Austin College students
of Hispanic backgrounds. Los Amigos is also
committed to improving relationships with the
greater Hispanic community.
Associate Professor of Spanish
Pre-Med Advising Program
Dr. Jack Pierce, with the members of the Health
Sciences Committee, assists students who have
a career interest in health care. A general
meeting for all freshmen and transfer students
is held in the fall so students can receive information
on professional school prerequisites, standardized
tests, and college coursework. Students work individually
with Dr. Pierce and committee members on interviews
and the application process. Evaluations
are completed by Dr. Pierce with input from the
committee and other faculty for a highly individualized
rating of the student.
Dr. Jack Pierce
Director of Health Sciences
Miami Shores, FL
The O'Laughlin Intercultural Center provides services
and programs that further develop the international
dimension of Barry University.
We believe that the intellectual development
and growth of students culminates with their exposure
to diversity in all its facets. Diversity is defined
by cultural, religious, economic, and social variances.
It is through the unique aspects of each student's
culture and an experimental learning process that
our students are able to assume the skills needed
for today's global workforce.
ICC's multicultural learning community is designed
to serve as an exploratory and developmental environment
through which members of our community can be
introduced and become knowledgeable about the
world which we all share. Our goal is to prepare
students for the challenges and opportunities
of the 21st century.
The Intercultural Center will continue to strive
toward these ideals by facilitating understanding
among all people and cultures.
O'Laughlin Intercultural Center Director
Office of Multicultural
Multicultural Affairs seeks to enhance the academic
success and personal development of all University
students. OMA offers programs and services that
support and encourage African, Hispanic, Asian,
and Native American students to succeed academically,
take advantage of University resources, and become
involved in campus life. The office promotes campus
events that build a sense of community and enhance
the well being of all students.
For more information, visit www.bu.edu/oma/.
Educational Resource Center (E.R.C.)
The Educational Resource Center is a highly accessible
academic support center that provides students
with services and resources for the developing
of the personal and academic skills they need
to be successful at Boston University and beyond.
For more information, visit www.bu.edu/erc/.
Third World Center
The Third World Center emerged in response to
the needs of students following protests in 1968
and 1975. Established in 1976, the Third World
Center was designed primarily to serve the interests
and meet the needs of all students of color, and
to promote racial and ethnic pluralism in the
Brown community. Brown's Third World Center provides
an arena in which students can explore cultural
heritages and learn about race and ethnicity as
components of American identity. The center, in
collaboration with student organizations, academic
and co-curricular departments and centers, sponsors
over 250 lectures and programs throughout the
academic year to which all Brown students are
invited. They include but are not limited to Native
American History Series & POW WOW, Asian American
History Month, South East Asian Week, South Asian
Identity Week, Black History Month, Cape Verdean
Heritage Week, Caribbean Heritage Week, Multiracial
Heritage Week, Semana Chicana, Puerto Rican Heritage
Week, Latino History Month as well as specialized
workshops, training sessions, the Third World
Transition Program (TWTP) and the Minority Peer
Counselor (MPC) program.
Students first began using the term "Third
World" over "minority" because
of the negative connotations of inferiority and
powerlessness with which the word "minority"
is often associated. Although the term "Third
World" may have negative socioeconomic connotations
outside of Brown, Third World students here continue
to use the term in the context originating form
the Civil Rights Movement.
The concept of "Third World" has special
meaning for minority students at Brown. It is
not to be confused with the economic definition
of the term used commonly in our society today,
but understood as a term that celebrates diverse
For more information about the Third World Center
at Brown University, go to
Karen McLaurin-Chesson, Associate Dean of the
Third World Center
Bryn Mawr, PA
Cultural Groups, Mellon
The Mellon Fellowship is awarded to underrepresented
minorities interested in pursuing a doctorate
in their chosen field of study. Student's undergraduate
and graduate educations are paid for and students
are mentored by a faculty member. Students are
also networked with other Mellon Fellows throughout
the nation and are provided with funding to pursue
independent research. The cultural groups provide
a social network for students of color on our
campus; the organizations provide support for
their members and educate the larger community
on their issues and experiences.
For more information, check out:
Zoila Airall, Director of Institutional Diversity
Bryn Mawr College
Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly)
San Luis Obispo, CA
Student Academic Services:
Disability Resources Center:
Women's Programs & Services:
College of William & Mary
of Multicultural Affairs
The mission of the Office of Multicultural Affairs
is to improve the overall quality of life for
students of color on campus by developing and
implementing educational, cultural, and social
programs that will assist the College in recruiting,
retaining, and graduating multicultural and international
students. The Office is also committed to developing
and implementing programs and services to educate
the entire campus community regarding issues of
For more information, visit their Web page at
Fanchon Glover, Director
Office of Multicultural Affairs
The College of William and Mary
College of Wooster
The Office of Black Student
The Office of Black Student Affairs serves to
provide a wide range of student support services
and programs consistent with the individual student
needs and the institutional commitment to diversity,
particularly when dealing with students of color.
The primary mission of the Office of Black Student
Affairs is to serve as an advocate for students
of color as they encounter academic, financial,
personal, and social concerns, as well as promote
positive inter-cultural, interracial experiences
for all members of the college community.
The Learning Center
The Learning Center offers support to students
experiencing academic difficulty. Priority is
given to students with identified learning disabilities;
however, the Center will work with any student
seeking academic assistance. The Learning Center
is staffed by adult tutors who work with individual
students in scheduled sessions. Students may use
these sessions to work on study strategies tailored
to meet their academic needs in specific courses.
Time management, organizational and writing skills
are also a focus of the sessions. Students attending
the Center may take advantage of space for quiet
study and computer use. There is no fee for this
service and students are encouraged to make appointments
early in the semester.
The Math Center
The Math Center is available to all students who
have math-related questions. Students taking a
math course, Level 200 and below, may wish to
use the Center when having trouble with homework
assignments or reviewing difficult topics. But
students do not need to be in a math class to
receive help in the Math Center. You may visit
the Center if you are experiencing problems with
graphing in an economics course, or if you need
help strengthening Algebra or Calculus skills
for a science class.
The Writing Center
The Writing Center is available for all students
who wish to improve their writing skills. Staffed
by experienced consultants and peer tutors, the
Center provides one-to-one tutorial assistance
in writing essays for any course; provides opportunities
for analysis and consultation in the areas of
writing, reading comprehension and speed, and
vocabulary enrichment; offers workshops on such
topics as test-taking and preparing research papers;
provides regular tutorials for international students
who wish to improve their language skills and
for students working on Independent Study projects;
and serves as a learning resource center with
a wide variety of individualized self-instruction
programs for writers. There is no charge for attending
the Center, nor are students required to be enrolled
in a composition class to make use of the facility.
Anyone can drop in at any time.
New York, NY
Opportunity Programs and
Columbia admits 16 Higher Educational Opportunity
Program students to the College, and 16 to the
School of Engineering and Applied Science. This
is a program for New York State residents only.
The National Opportunity Program brings to Columbia
College 16 students from across the country. These
programs are for first generation college applicants
who come from disadvantaged schools and backgrounds.
Augmented financial aid is offered. A summer program
is required prior to matriculation.
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
New York, NY
The Office of Student
The Office of Student Services provides support
via counseling, financial aid, career services,
and residential life. For more information about
the Office of Student Services, click here.
The Office of Student Services
Office of Diversity Initiatives
The Office of Diversity Initiatives at Dickinson
College is charged with advancing Dickinson's
commitment to broadening the understanding of
and building a pluralistic society that promotes
equality and integrity on the campus, in the community,
and the world at large.
For more information about the Office
of Diversity Initiatives, visit
CSTEP is an academic enrichment program to support
students while preparing them for licensed professions,
and scientific, technical, and health related
Unity House promotes cultural understanding, tolerance,
and racial equity within the Gonzaga Community
through education, support, and advocacy. Educational
opportunities include student leadership and professional
development programs, cultural events, and community
service outreach initiatives. Unity House seeks
to support students of color by providing a safe,
equitable, academic, and social climate. Also,
Unity House is an outlet for an active and open
dialogue regarding racial, cultural, and social
justice issues for all members of the Gonzaga
For more information visit www.gonzaga.edu/Academics/Diversity/Unity+House.
Director of Multicultural Education
Phone: (800) 322-2584 x4108
Black Student Union
BSUís mission is to develop and promote a greater
understanding of the Black culture, foster social
unity among all students, faculty, and the surrounding
Spokane area, and to fully support the recruitment
and retention of Black students into the Gonzaga
University family. BSU facilitates provocative
culturally-focused programming that promotes the
values of respect, social justice, and unity.
La Raza Latina
La Raza Latina brings awareness about the Latino/Hispanic
culture to the Gonzaga campus. It is a support
group that inspires students to pursue higher
education and collaborates with organizations
and businesses in the community in order to create
resources and networks for students.
Native American Student Organization
Dedicated to educating the Gonzaga Community about
Native American Culture and issues, the organization
serves as a support group for Native American
Hampshire College Student
Center for Science Exploration
Culture, Brain and Development
Environmental Science and Sustainability
Institute for Science and Interdisciplinary
James Baldwin Scholars Program
Lebrón-Wiggins-Pran Cultural Center
Lemelson Assistive Technology Program
Peer Mentor Program
Sciences Network for Students of Color
and International Students
Student to Student Access Resource Center
Felicia R. Lundquist
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Telephone: (413) 559-5471 or (877) 937-4267
Fax: (413) 559-5631
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: www.hampshire.edu
and William Smith Colleges
ALAA Mentor Program
The Afro-Latino Alumni/ae Association (ALAA) Mentor
Program works to connect second, third and fourth
year HWS intercultural students with HWS alum
of color in the professional world.
|| To provide for students a successful
professional in their industry of choice to
act as a mentor, advisor and coach.
|| To give students insight into
the professional world beyond the classroom
including the necessary skill sets and professional
etiquette needed for success.
|| To encourage students to become
more vested in their academics, their campus
community, and ultimately, their preparation
for a professional life.
|| To develop networking contacts
with professionals who are well entrenched
in their careers.
This program is the brain child of three individuals:
James Burruto of Intercultural Affairs, Chevy DeVaney
of Alumni House and the Vice President of ALAA,
and Brandi Baran of Career Development.
Intercultural Peer Mentoring Program (IPMP)
IPMP works to build a strong support system to assist
first year intercultural students in their transition
to HWS. The program is improving retention of students
of color at HWS, and assisting first year intercultural
students develop self-sufficiency and self-advocacy
through the support and guidance of an intercultural
upper-class student and the Office of Intercultural
Director, Intercultural Affairs
| Black Student Union
Aid in the establishment of diversity and to promote
equality on Hope College's campus by utilizing African-American
history, experiences, issues and perspectives. Provide
events on this campus that deal with Black heritage;
helping to educate and stimulate the community -
(hosting speakers, dialogues and social functions).
Interim Director of Multicultural Life
Hispanic Student Organization
Promote an understanding of Hispanic culture in
the Hope College and the Holland Community. Encourage
students to look at the issues beyond the cultural
differences and focus on the wonderful and unique
qualities that make Hispanic and non-Hispanic students
on the Hope College campus work together for academic
and social unity. HSO serves the students of Hope
by introducing to them the richness of Hispanic
Culture and recognizing the needs of the diversity
of multicultural students through various activities
Interim Director of Multicultural Life
Hope's Asian Perspective Association
Aid the establishment of diversity and to promote
awareness on Hope College's campus of an Asian American
history, experiences, issues and perspectives. Provide
events on campus that deal with Asian American heritage.
Aim to help and stimulate the community of Hope
College and strengthen the identity of the Asian
Interim Director of Multicultural Life
Phelps Scholars Program (PSP)
PSP is a multicultural program available to Hope
College freshmen from all racial/ethnic backgrounds,
designed to facilitate an enjoyable transition to
Hope College and provide the foundation for four
productive years as members of our student body.
Fall 2001 activities included a trip to Detroit
to visit the Museum of African-American History
and the Holocaust Memorial, a trip to Connor Prairie
in Indiana for a re-enactment of the Underground
Railroad, and several workshops on a variety of
topics, from current issues in Latin America to
dealing with issues of race in college.
Intensive Freshman Seminar
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Office of Orientation Programs
IU's Academic Support Centers (ASCs) will give
you an extra hand when you need it-you to overcome
new challenges and strive for academic excellence.
There are three ASCs on campus, conveniently located
in Ashton, Briscoe, and Forest residence halls.
In the evenings, we offer free tutoring services
in math, writing, introductory business, and introductory
science, as well as study-skills workships, supplemental
instruction, walk-in academic advising, and group
For details, visit www.indiana.edu/~acadsupp/ASChome.html.
The Intensive Freshman Seminars program is a dynamic
academic community, foucused on preparing you
for living and learning at Indiana University.
For three weeks before the fall semester gets
underway, you enroll in a three-credit hour college
course that applies toward your degree.
College course work
Each course meets daily, typically between 9:00
a.m. and noon. Additional study time outside of
class will be expected to complete assignments
and class projects. Class size is limited to 20
students to promote more interactive opportunities
between studetns and their professor. IFS courses
are taught by some of IU's best professors. In
addition to impressive credetnails and acclaim,
our professors share a common desire to work with
and support incoming freshmen students.
Getting to know IU
To help you get your academic bearings on campus,
the program provides an avenue to become acquainted
with the university's world-renowned library resources,
the extensive student technology, and writing
tutorials. The intent of the program is to provide
you with opportunities that help support you in
the development of your reading, writing, and
reasoning skills-the foundation for a successful
college experience. And it works! Those students
who have enrolled in IFS in the past have shown
that they are more likely to get higher grades
and be more successful in college than the average
For details, visit www.indiana.edu/~ifs.
Intensive Freshman Seminar
Office of Multicultural
Our student population is both diverse and unique.
Students come from all 50 states and 136 countries.
They're of all ages and from every racial, religious,
and ethnic background. It's the mix of people,
infulences, and perspectives that fosters awareness,
supports diversity, promotes understanding, and
enhances the quality of an IU education.
For details, visit www.indiana.edu/~oma.
Office of Mulicultural Affairs
Office of Orientation
Our two-day summer orientation program will help
prepare you for the challenges and opportunities
of college. It's a chance to take care of the
business of becoming a studetn, like taking placement
exams and registering for classes. But it's also
when you'll meet with your academic advisor, talk
with professors and current students, and begin
to discover the many possibilities available to
you at IU.
For details, visit www.indiana.edu/~orient.
Office of Orientation Programs
At Indiana University you can make overseas study
a part of your regular degree program, whatever
your major. You have the opportunity to spend
a full academic year, a semester, or a summer
abroad earning IU credit while enrolled in outstanding
foreign universities or in classes especially
designed for international students.
IU offers more than 70 overseas study programs
in 14 languages (including English) in 30 countries
and in nearly every field of study. For example,
you can study Renaissance art in Florence, the
European Union in Maastricht, international marketing
in Finland, tropical biology in Costa Rica, Japanese
in Nagoya, Aboriginal culture in Wollongong, or
African history in Ghana.
You do not have to be a foreign language major
to study abroad. Some academic-year programs require
a strong foreign language background, permitting
you to attend regular courses at the host university.
Other programs, especially those in the summer,
provide intensive language instruction that speeds
your fulfillment of foreign language or international
dimension requirements. A number of semester programs
offer courses, in English, on international topics
such as multinational corporations or environmental
policy. There is no foreign language requirement
for 31 of the IU study abroad programs.
For details, visit www.indiana.edu/~overseas.
La Plume, PA
Chamberlain Center for
The Chamberlain Center for Student Services provides
support services for all students including: free
private and peer tutoring, writing lab, transfer
advising, personal counseling, and career counseling.
Director of Chamberlain Center
Phone: 570-945-5141 ext. 2800
The Academic Resource
The Academic Resource Center provides workshops,
coordinates help sessions, trains students to
serve as peer tutors and informs students about
how to arrange for a tutor. Workshop topics include
time management, note-taking, reading, and exam
Students Together Are
Reaching for Success (STARS)
STARS is a mentoring program connecting new Loyola
University stduents with upper-class peer mentors.
The program reaches out especially to students
of color and facilitates the transition to college
Department of Student Diversity
Web Site: www.luc.edu/students/development/
The Multicultural Center focuses on activities
that enhance the climate for diversity on the
Luther College campus and promote awareness and
appreciation of cultural and ethnic differences.
Director of Multicultural Programs
Office of African-American
& Multicultural Affairs
This program provides holistic support to students
of color throughout their years at MBC. The Dean
represents the students concerns, monitors their
progress, advises minority student organizations
& promotes positive community relations. Mary
Baldwin is dedicated to the educational goal of
Rev. Andrea Cornett-Scott
Dean of African-American & Multicultural Affairs
College of Liberal Arts
North Adams, MA
ALANA Student Services/Office
of Student Affairs
Knowing that for all students academic achievement
is the highest priority in college, and recognizing
that ALANA (African, Latino, Asian and Native
American) students may face additional challenges
while enrolled at a predominately white college,
the college offers a number of options for ALANA
students to build a strong community to support
individual and group achievement. Students are
encouraged to meet individually with John Lopes
to affirm each student's cultural values and traditions.
Students also meet as a group several times during
the academic year. These meetings frequently focus
on student identified needs and interests as well
as leadership skills and planning activities.
For more information about ALANA Student Services/Office
of Student Affairs, go to http://www.mcla.edu/Student_Life/Office_of_Student_Affairs/.
Caissa McClinton, Assistant Director of Admission
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Institute of Technology
Academic Resource Center
Career Planning and Preprofessional Advising
Center for Health Promotion and Wellness
Counseling and Support Services
Disability Services Office
International Students Office
Mental Health Services
Office of Minority Education
Upper Montclair, NJ
The Health Careers Program
The Health Careers Program (HCP), funded jointly
by MSU and the NJ Educational Opportunity, provides
opportunities for highly motivated and academically
capable students, from financially and educationally
underrepresented groups in the health professions
and the sciences, to complete undergraduate studies
at Montclair State University and compete for
admissions to health professions and graduate
schools. During the Pre-Freshman Summer Program,
HCP provides formal course work and comprehensive
supportive services such as tutoring, collaborative
learning and recitation sessions, academic advisement,
counseling, lectures, field trips and financial
assistance. Upper-class HCP students participate
in preceptorships, summer externships, research
activities, and other field experiences.
Donna Lorenzo, Director
New York, NY
of African American, Latino, and Asian Student
For more than ten years the Office for African
American, Latin, and Asian American Student Services
(OASIS) at NYU has sought to promote educational
success by cultivating a community for students
of color. OASIS is dedicated to helping students
achieve excellence through addressing the intellectual,
cultural, and social issues of African American,
Latino, and Asian students. OASIS offers a plethora
of programs and services designed to meet the
needs of these groups individually and collectively.
For more information, click
Higher Education Opportunity Program
Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program
New York University's HEOP
Programs are available to eligible candidates
who are residents of New York State. These programs
provide both academic and financial support for
undergraduates. Students participate in an eight-week
summer program designed to prepare them for the
academic challenges they will encounter in their
first year at NYU.
Office of Minority Affairs
- Retention Services
The Office of Minority Affairs Retention Services
offers programming designed to help minority students
succeed at the Ohio State University. Services
include free tutoring, a minority advising program,
peer and professional mentors, and services for
Office of Minority Affairs
The Learning Resources
The Learning Resources Center offers several types
|| Subject Matter Tutors
- students needing help in specific academic
areas can request help in that area.
|| Program to Achieve
Academic Success - offers tutors
and/or videotapes or resource materials to
clarify academic goals, and work on time management
and college level learning/study skills.
|| Interactive Workshops
- informal study skills workshops designed
to give students tips in areas such as note-taking,
exam preparation, and time and stress management.
Tina T. Barnes
Director, Learning Resources Center
Institute of Technology
The Minority Engineering
The Minority Engineering Program provides support,
advocacy, and advising for ALANA students in the
College of Engineering.
The Center for Academic Success and
Cultural Affairs (CASCA)
CASCA provides a variety of support services for
ALANA students including academic support, social
support, counseling, advocacy, and enrichment
Office of Multicultural
The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at
Saint Michael's College is a component of the
Office of Student Life. The main purpose of the
office is to provide services, programs, support,
and advice to all students who are eager to increase
their understanding of the diversity that is an
inherent part of 21st century living.
The Office also oversees several student organizations
dedicated to the topic of multiculturalism, such
as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Society, Alianza,
and the Diversity Coalition.
Director of Multicultural Student Affairs
| C.A.P.S. Program
Since its establishment in 1971, the C.A.P.S. (Collegiate,
Academic, and Personal Success) Program has
been helping students to achieve their goals. The
mission of the program is to promote academic and
personal success through tutoring, counseling, course
instruction, study skills, writing and computer
assistance. The services of the C.A.P.S. Program
are available to students through the financial
support of Seton Hill, Act 101, and Student Support
Services. Act 101 is a state - sponsored program
which provides assistance to students who are financially
disadvantaged and educationally under prepared.
Student Support Services is a federally - sponsored
program which provides assistance to students who
are financially disadvantaged or educationally under
prepared, physically or learning disabled, or first
generation college students.
The goal of the Tutoring Center is to provide assistance
to students who are developing their skills for
The tutoring staff members are Seton Hill University
students who have been selected by the course instructors
to serve as tutors. Faculty members make recommendations
based upon the tutor's knowledge of the subject
area and the ability to communicate with others.
The tutors are trained through a series of workshops,
which emphasize techniques for diagnosing and meeting
the needs of students. Tutors continue to consult
with faculty about course content and faculty expectations
of student performance.
What a tutor
can do for a student . . .
Tutors work with students individually and in small
groups. They conduct test review session, suggest
effective study techniques, and give advice on the
completion of assignments. A student CAN expect
a tutor to: Be available, Be prepared, Be open,
Be patient, Be sensitive, Listen, Encourage, Maintain
confidentiality, Review/clarify notes, Clarify concepts,
Answer questions, and Explain/ demonstrate problems.
What is it?
The Opportunity Program is a summer experience designed
to give students a head start in their educational
career at Seton Hill University. Students live on
campus, participate in workshops and cultural activities,
and master the skills necessary to succeed in college.
Summer Opportunity will help students make a satisfactory
transition to the college experience and to enhance
their chances for academic success.
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The Opportunity Program introduces the student to
both the academic and the social aspects of college
life. Basic skill development in reading, writing,
and critical thinking, career and educational planning,
and effective decision making strategies will be
addressed, and students will learn how to connect
to the larger campus community.
The student will also attend the "Faculty Forums,"
a series of lectures given by Seton Hill faculty
to introduce subjects such as management, history,
and social work.
In addition to academics, the student will have
the opportunity to participate in social and cultural
activities. Picnics, field trips, sports and/or
theater outings may be part of the summer experience.
The Opportunity Program is open to a select group
of students. The size of the program is limited
to ensure that each student receives the kind of
attention that will promote success. The Admissions
Committee determines student eligibility, based
on some of the following criteria: low SAT or ACT
scores, low high school GPA, non-academic courses
in high school, or high school grades do not reflect
The Writing Center offers students encouragement
in working on all types of written assignments.
Professional staff and peer consultants assist students
in every stage of the writing process, from generating
ideas to polishing final drafts. Staff members also
provide handouts, workshops, and classroom presentations
on a variety of topics, such as writing a research
paper, writing a thesis statement, and following
grammar rules. Our primary goal in the Writing Center
is to empower students to become stronger, more
Academic Counseling enables students to learn new
skills or sharpen their existing skills to approach
their course work successfully. Study skills such
as taking notes, reading college text books, and
test taking strategies are common topics that students
learn through Academic Counseling. Other common
topics include: time management, test anxiety, critical
thinking, and identifying personal learning styles.
Students are encouraged to take a pro-active approach
to their course work and sharpen their study skills
before a problem occurs in a particular class. Appointments
may be made for Academic Counseling and a student
may also "walk in" for assistance. The Academic
Counseling office is located in 512 Administration
The Deciding Program is designed to assist students
who are in the process of choosing a major or are
looking to change their major. Through individual
career counseling, career testing, shadowing and
the career library, students are given the opportunity
to discover their interests, strengths, work values
and goals. It is a chance to think, explore, question,
and decide which program of study best matches each
Union of Underrepresented
Science Students (US2)
US2 strives to increase retention of
underrepresented students/scientists in the sciences,
engineering, and math fields. It is specifically
geared towards African American, Latina, and Native
American students, though students of other nationalities
are free to join as well. US2 is a
peer support group. It is also a way to inform
its members of internship, summer research, and
graduate school information. The organization
also regularly schedules events to further these
goals, such as colloquia of current scientists
with underrepresented backgrounds.
Peer Mentoring Program
Science students from underrepresented backgrounds
are eligible to apply for this program. A select
few will be selected to be paired with upper-class
students in the sciences and a member of the faculty.
They will be mentored and guided through research
Jaynie Barnes, Inreach/Outreach Coordinator
This program connects first year minority students
with current upper class students to assist the
first year students in their transition to the
university. New students are matched with a mentor
over the summer and actually meet with their mentor
in August at the Minority Student orientation.
Mentors contact new students via phone, in person,
email or programs on a weekly basis. Mentors and
mentees will also have a professor serving as
a faculty leader to monitor the progress of the
Director of Multicultural Student Services
The Office of Academic Services provides comprehensive
academic support to all Southwestern University
students. Students who have specific academic
questions or are experiencing academic difficulty
are encouraged to seek help from the office of
The Academic Services staff can help with academic
concerns such as skill deficiencies, excessive
absenteeism and personal, disability or medical
issues that affect academic performance.They can
also address other academic problems that cannot
be resolved by faculty, advisors or department
Kim M. Murphy, Director of Academic Services
David Seiler, Assistant Director of Academic
Deb McCarthy, Academic Services Coordinator
For more information, go to www.southwestern.edu/academic/acser-home.html.
Gail Roberson, Asst Director of Admission
Collegiate Science and
Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)
A New York State Education Department initiative,
CSTEP offers services to qualifying students from
underrepresented populations in the fields of
the sciences, health-related professions, mathematics,
technological fields and the licensed professions
of the state of New York. CSTEP provides academic,
career, and personal counseling; tutoring; career
exploration opportunities; leadership opportunities;
monetary assistance for internships, research,
travel, and graduate/professional school applications;
newsletters; networking; and workshops.
Carol Ann Kissam
The numerous academic clubs at
SU offer an opportunity for students to meet with
peers interested in the same area of study. Students
discuss and explore topics in their chosen field
while forming lasting friendships. Some examples
of these organizations are: Chemistry Club and
Geology Club. [Click
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The multicultural clubs on campus also provide
students with resources needed to educate themselves
on various issues of diversity. Members learn
to appreciate differences and value uniqueness.
An example of one of our many multicultual clubs
is the Student Association of Cultural Awareness
(SACA). SACA creates a cultural haven where minority
students may share, cultivate, promote, and preserve
their culture at SU. Advocation of multicultural
awareness is beneficial for all of the members
of the local community.
Assitant Director of Admissions & Coordinator
of Multicultural Recruitment
Phone: (570) 372-4260
Office of Diversity Resources
The Office of Diversity serves as a resource for
all Towson University students, faculty, and staff.
Social and educational programming, advocacy and
financial assistance are also resources that can
be found in this office. The office sponsors cultural
programs such as African American History Month,
Jewish Awareness Month, and hosts a two day Diversity
Retreat. Clubs and organizations such as SAGE,
the Black Student Union, the Jewish Cultural Center,
the African American Cultural Center, the Asian
Arts and Culture Center, and the Multicultural
Institute rely heavily on the Office of Diversity
Resources for outreach and support. For more information
Assistant Vice President of Diversity Resources
Phone: (410) 704-2051
Towson University Counseling Center
The Counseling Center supports the primary mission
of the University, which is to develop the intellectual
potential of every student.
To succeed academically as well as in life, students
need a variety of personal and social skills.
The center provides a variety of counseling services
to students on issues such as diversity awareness,
relationships, careers and adjusting to college
life. In addition, they are a resource to the
university as a whole, providing programs, training,
teaching and consultation to students, faculty
James Spivack, PhD
Assistant Vice President for Counseling and Student
Affairs and Director of the Counseling Center
Phone: (410) 704-2512
Health Fellows Program
Launched in 1999, the Health Fellows Program is
an innovative academic program offering Trinity
students exceptional opportunities to explore
healthcare and to participate in a wide range
of healthcare-related activities. In addition
to their regular coursework, students in the program
work 30 hours per week with clinical-care physicians
in one-on-one relationships at area medical centers.
Students combine challenging course work with
rigorous on-site scientific research.
The program is described below in an excerpt from
the Trinity College Bulletin and in an article
on the program, which appeared in the Trinity
The Trinity College Health Fellows Program is
designed for undergraduates who wish to observe
and participate in a variety of health-related
activities. These activities include research
projects, clinical services, educational seminars,
and rounds at Hartford Hospital, Institute of
Living, and Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
This program will provide students with valuable
experience in a healthcare setting and may help
guide future career choices. For students interested
in a career in medicine, medical colleges are
more commonly accepting only those students who
have had relevant experience. This type of intensive
participation would certainly make Trinity students
stand out. For students interested in a career
in research, this program would also make them
much more desirable to graduate schools. In addition,
they will have learned important research skills,
both specific to the placement and more general,
such as formulating a hypothesis, methods of data
collection, and methods of data analysis.
Ordinarily, supervisors at the hospitals will
be physicians. Placements will be carefully screened
to insure that they will be rigorous while providing
students with a stimulating learning experience.
All supervisors will be required to provide opportunities
to participate in research as well as to observe
clinical services. Supervisors will complete a
questionnaire which describes their requirements
and the possible opportunities at their placement.
Each student and supervisor will be matched appropriately.
In addition to working 30 hours per week for a
professional in the healthcare setting, each fellow
will participate in both a weekly seminar and
a colloquium series, for which he or she will
receive three course credits. The seminar is valued
at one course credit and the clinical experience
and colloquium combined at two course credits.
Separate grades will be given for the seminar
and the combination of clinical experience and
colloquium. In some cases one of these course
credits will count towards a major, but this is
decided by the individual major departments. Students
will also take at least one other course at Trinity.
The weekly seminar will cover general topics in
health care, including recent advances in research
and clinical applications of basic research. Readings
will be assigned for a weekly class discussion.
Students will be required to make a class presentation
based on one of the topics covered in class that
is relevant to their hospital experience. Students
will also be required to complete a research paper
on a topic from the course and to complete three
exams. For the colloquium series, supervisors
of the student fellows will be asked to give a
talk. They will provide appropriate readings to
be completed before the talk. The students will
attend the talk and discuss the findings as a
group afterwards. As part of the site-based experience,
students will be required to keep a weekly journal
of experiences at the hospital and to present
on one clinical case, in the format of a Grand
Rounds. They will also be required to produce
a written summary of the research they conducted.
As much as possible this will take the form of
a scientific journal article. This research will
also be presented at the Trinity College Science
Symposium held each April.
Preference will be given to juniors and seniors,
and it is expected that students will have completed
two laboratory courses. Some placements will carry
specific additional prerequisites. The program
will be limited to 15 students. It is strongly
recommended that "Medical Ethics" be taken either
beforehand or concurrent with the internship.
Some background in science will be strongly encouraged.
Interested students should contact the Health
Fellows coordinator in September. Matches between
interested students and supervisors will be completed
by November. Students will begin work at the hospital
with the start of classes in January. Students
who participate in their junior year should bear
in mind the option of remaining on site to complete
a senior thesis.
|| Office of Multicultural Affairs
The Office of Multicultural Affairs is charged with
galvanizing the College's efforts to become a community
that embraces diversity and the challenges posed
by encounters with different cultural perspectives
and experiences. The College's most recent Strategic
Plan cites as a strategic imperative that we "promote
a climate that values and celebrates diversity"
and "formulate and institutionalize, through words
and actions, a definition of diversity for Trinity
that is broad and inclusive." In coordination with
other College offices, the Office of Multicultural
Affairs promotes intercultural dialogue and plans
and executes initiatives to promote a campus environment
that respects and celebrates diversity in all its
dimensions, including but not limited to differences
of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation,
and physical ability.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs, funding for
which has been increased in response to the Strategic
Plan's mandate, is centrally engaged in efforts
designed to meet the goal of weaving multiculturalism
into the institutional fabric of Trinity College.
The goals of the Office include helping recruit
and sustain a diverse student body, faculty and
staff; assisting faculty as they seek to infuse
the curriculum with a greater emphasis on diversity
and multiculturalism; and supporting students as
they devise their own mechanisms of support and
endeavor to deepen their knowledge and appreciation
of self and others.
The Dean of Multicultural Affairs, Karla Spurlock-Evans,
reports to the President and plays a pivotal role
in coordinating faculty, staff, and student efforts
to make the campus environment one that is inclusive
and truly multicultural. The Dean undertakes programs
that increase awareness of and sensitivity to cultural
diversity and that enrich the overall Trinity experience
for all members of the College community. The Dean
plays a key leadership role in developing critical
multicultural initiatives at the College; but the
responsibility for achieving Trinity's goals in
this area rests with all departments, offices and
individuals. We all share responsibility for making
Trinity a more diverse community, welcoming to and
supportive of everyone.
Karla Spurlock Evans
Dean of Multicultural Affairs
At Trinity, a number of student groups have formed
to explore, explain, and celebrate the wealth of
cultural differences that make the College a richly
provides a sense of community to Asian and Asian-American
students and others interested in Asian cultures.
AASA is open to both Asian and non-Asian students
and offers a varied spectrum of social activities,
including films, lectures, dinners, field trips,
and the annual Asian Food Festival.
Respect of Sexualities (EROS)
includes straight, gay, lesbian, and bisexual members
of the Trinity community. Committed to fostering
awareness about issues of differing sexualities
on campus, EROS seeks to create a more tolerant
environment for gays, lesbians, and bisexual students.
All men and women of the community, regardless of
sexual orientation, are invited to join.
Hillel at Trinity organizes and offers social and
religious programs, most of which take place at
the Hillel House, currently located at 30 Crescent
Street. Trinity Hillel observes Jewish Holy Days
and other important events on the calendar and strives
to raise community awareness and involvement at
Dedicated to the advancement of black awareness
on campus, Imani organizes activities and events
that focus on issues in black arts, history, politics,
and culture. Working with faculty, students, and
administrators, Imani seeks to develop a welcoming
campus environment for students of color. Imani
is involved with other organizations on campus and
in the Hartford area that are engaged in promoting
civil rights and black achievement. Imani is housed
in Umoja House at 72 Vernon Street.
Voz Latina provides social and cultural programs
at the College designed to increase the awareness
of Latin American culture, politics, and social
issues. La Voz also serves as a link to the Hispanic
community of Hartford.
M.O.C.A., the Men of Color Alliance, is open to
all students who wish to explore academic, cultural,
and political issues pertaining to men of color.
The Alliance meets regularly in Umoja House at 72
of Black Engineers (NSBE)
NSBE presents programs at Trinity designed to increase
black and minority participation in engineering
and to strengthen relations among industry, the
College, and the black and minority community.
Portuguese Club of Trinity College
The first ever Portugese
Club at Trinity was recognized by the Student
Government Association on November 4, 1999. Our
goal is to bring together all members of the Trinity
College community who are interested in the Portuguese
language and in the cultures of the Portuguese-speaking
Trinity Coalition of
Black Women Organization (TCBWO)
Founded in the early 1970s, TCBWO sponsors lectures,
films, and social events to heighten the cultural
and social awareness of black women at Trinity and
the larger College community. TCBWO also co-sponsors
many of its events with Imani and other student
Dedicated to promoting non-sexist attitudes, TWO
sponsors various special workshops, lectures, films,
and social events concerning women's issues. Meetings
are held on a regular basis in the Women's Center,
an organization with which TWO works closely. TWO
welcomes membership from the entire student body.
P.R.I.D.E (Promoting Respect for
Inclusive Diversity in Education)
The P.R.I.D.E. program's mission is to provide social
and academic support for the incoming students from
diverse cultural backgrounds and increase awareness
and acceptance of difference among members in the
student body as a whole.
The P.R.I.D.E program is run through the Office
of Multicultural Affairs and is of vital importance
to Trinity College as it moves forward to realize
its goal of becoming an exciting and engaged multicultural
Office of Multicultural
The Office of Multicultural Affairs, housed in
the Multicultural Affairs Center (MAC), is a support
system for underrepresented student. Staff members
devote themselves to creating a campus environment
that nurtures Latino, African-American, Native
American, and Asian American students academically,
socially, culturally, and personally. Through
various programs the MAC encourages students to
celebrate difference and spread appreciation of
diversity campus-wide while valuing being part
of Truman's shared campus community.
Mrs. Bertha Thomas
Intern Dean of Multicultural Affairs
Intercultural and Diversity
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Vicki Sapp, Director
Intercultural and Diversity Center
University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Iowa City, IA
Opportunity at Iowa
Iowa champions diversity and takes pride in offering
an environment that promotes learning for all.
Opportunity at Iowa encourages minority student
and faculty participation in higher education.
Our staff members want you to get excited about
studying at Iowa. We're going to meet with you
and your family, invite you for campus visits,
encourage your participation in our summer programs,
and see that your time at Iowa is everything you
want it to be. We work closely with offices like
Admissions, Housing, Financial Aid, and the Advising
Center, and they are all committed to your success,
too. We also help you make a personal connection
at Iowa through social activities, cultural programming,
and opportunities to make life-long friendships.
Joe D. Coulter, Ph.D.
Associate Provost & Director of Opportunity at Iowa
For more information about
Opportunity at Iowa, click
Support Services Programs
Support Service Programs promotes educational
opportunities for underserved students from diverse
backgrounds to increase their skills to achieve
academic excellence at the University of Iowa
and a life-long commitment to independent learning.
Through the Educational Opportunity Programs,
the office serves as a resource to the University
community, its various student populations and
their respective communities on interests, issues,
and concerns related to their educational experiences.
What services are available?
|| FACETS: a first-year academic
|| Assistance with academic planning
|| Budgeting and financial planning
|| Guidance in your career planning
and referrals to Career Development Services
|| Study skills enhancement
|| Personal counseling and support
|| Free tutoring through New Dimensions
|| Peer Assistants: Current students
who can introduce you to life at the University
|| Workshops to address academic
and personal interests and concerns
|| General and course-specific
|| Cultural, recreational, and
social activities including pizza parties
and movie nights
|| Upward Bound: a program for
eligible high school youth who are interested
in postsecondary opportunities
Support Service Programs is a service designed to
enhance the college experience of eligible students.
Our programs are individualized and designed to
meet your personal quest for academic excellence
at the University of Iowa.
Support Services Program
The Afro-American Cultural Center
The Afro-American Cultural Center (AACC) provides
a permanent setting where Black culture can be
nurtured and enhanced on the University of Iowa
campus. The AACC has become the focal point of
a supportive community, cultural enrichment and
diversity, academic development, and personal
growth. The center, which was established in 1968
maintains a long history of cultural ties with
Iowa City and University communities. The center
creates an atmosphere that allows students, faculty,
and staff to interact and exchange knowledge.
The major purpose of the AACC staff is to serve
as a resource in providing an atmosphere in assisting
Black students through a variety of programs and
services. In conjunction with the Office of Student
Life (OSL), the AACC offers students a wide array
of cultural, academic, and personal support services
to facilitate their growth, success, and adjustment
to the University.
For more information about the Latino Native American
Cultural Center, click
The Latino Native American Cultural Center
The Latino Native American Cultural Center (LNACC)
provides a permanent setting where Latino and
Native American cultures can be nurtured and enhanced
on the University of Iowa campus. The LNACC has
become the focal point of a supportive community,
cultural expression and diversity, academic development,
and personal growth. The center was established
in 1971 and maintains a long history of cultural
ties with the Iowa City and University communities.
The center creates an atmosphere that allows students,
faculty and staff to interact and exchange knowledge.
The major purpose of the LNACC staff is to serve
as a resource and provide an atmosphere in assisting
Latino and Native American students through a
variety of programs and services. In conjunction,
with the Office of Student Life (OSL), the LNACC
offers students a wide array of cultural, academic,
and personal support to help facilitate their
growth, success, and adjustment to the University.
For more information about the Latino Native American
Cultural Center, click
Office of Minority Student
The University of Rochester's Office of Minority
Student Affairs (OMSA) in the College provides
counseling, disseminates information, initiates
programs and serves as a liaison with other academic
departments and divisions of the university to
enhance the environment in which minority students
live and learn.
OMSA is committed to providing these support services
to ensure students achieve their academic, personal
and career goals at the University of Rochester.
Furthermore, OMSA proactively supports the University's
efforts to build diversity awareness and promote
and inclusive community for students, faculty
Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is
specifically designed to serve students of diverse
racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. The
program is especially attractive to those students
who, because of their economic and educational
backgrounds, may not have considered attending
the University of Rochester
Jointly sponsored by the University of Rochester
and the New York Education Department since its
inception in 1969, HEOP provides students with
a strong financial and academic support network.
If you are a United States citizen or have Permanent
Resident status, are a New York State resident,
and meet specific academic and economic criteria,
you may be eligible to participate in HEOP.
Early Connection Opportunity Program (ECO)
ECO could be described as "an early start" The
ECO program is designed to help students acquire
the skills, attitudes, and social connections
necessary to become successful University of Rochester
students. It is a residential summer program which
provides supplemental academic support to selected
pre-freshman. Courses include mathematics, writing,
academic strategies and tactics (study skills
course) and a course in either the humanities
or social sciences (history, psychology, English,
There is no cost to participating students. However,
students are responsible for their own transportation
costs to and from Rochester, as well as any other
personal expenses. All freshman students admitted
through HEOP and some others are required to attend
as a condition for admission.
Student Development and Support
Educational Workshops & Symposia
Scholarship & Internship Opportunities
Career Development Opportunities
Special Events Programming
Study Skills Development
Office Of Minority Student Affairs
of San Diego
San Diego, CA
The purpose of the Educational Opportunity Program
(EOP) is to enroll in the University of San Diego
capable persons from ethnic minority groups and
low-income backgrounds and make available academic
support to help ensure their success as university
The EOP is designed for those students who have
the potential to perform satisfactorily at the
university level but who, without the help of
EOP, would be unable to realize that potential
due to economic, cultural, or educational background.
Students from Native American, Hispanic, African
American, Asian American, and lowincome backgrounds
are particularly encouraged to apply.
Although EOP does not provide direct financial
aid, the staff is available to help admitted EOP
students with procedures involved in applying
for financial assistance. EOP students must apply
directly to the Office of Financial Aid Services,
located in the Hughes Administration Center for
available types of aid, including special grants,
government grants, student loans, and part-time
employment. EOP students, like all USD admitted
students, will then be considered for financial
assistance based on need as determined by the
University. Students are strongly encouraged to
submit the necessary paperwork as early as possible.
Because EOP students are expected to compete
on an equal basis with other students, it is particularly
important that the program provide the means to
insure their academic success. All EOP students,
therefore, are given free tutorial assistance
in general education courses. (This tutorial help
is available to all USD students.) The Director,
as well as a Preceptor and a Major Advisor, provides
individual advising to EOP students. The Director
and staff take a personal interest in the progress
of each EOP student from the time of application
Interested and motivated students should contact
the EOP Office, Serra Hall, room 202, at (619)260-4264.
Connor Keese, Admissions Counselor
University of San Diego
of South Carolina
Office of Multicultural
In order to produce positive effects upon multicultural
student retention and success, the Office of Multicultural
Student Affairs offers a myriad of cultural support
services, diversity education initiatives, and
multicultural programming. These programs, services,
and initiatives contribute to the holistic development
of all students at the University of South Carolina,
help promote an inclusive environment, and foster
an appreciation for each of our unique human differences.
Director of Multicultural Student Affairs
The Academic Skills Program offers indiviudalized
instruction to improve study habits and learning
skills. Also, computer-assisted tutorials in reading,
math, and graduate-school test preparation are
Academic Skills Program
The Office of Disability Services offers services
which include an orientation program; assistance
with registration, housing, library use, and transporation;
classroom adaptation; sign languages interpreters;
readers and note-takers; and counseling. For more
information, see the Web site at www.sa.sc.edu/dss.
Director of Disability Services
Web Site: www.sa.sc.edu/dss
of South Florida
Student Support Services
The Student support Services program is designed
for first time college students who have been
identified as a first generation college student
or with a low income family status, or an individual
with a disability. The program provides academic
advising sessions, academic monitoring, special
classes, tutorial services, individual and group
counseling, college survival seminars and activities
that broaden career perspectives and enhance self-confidence.
Students are selected by application for admission
Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
Objectives of the USF AHEC Diversity Program include:
Recruitment: Recruitment of students into health-related
careers, with an emphasis on recruiting underrepresented
minorities and those from rural and/or underserved
Training: Increasing access, availability, and
quality of primary care services through the education
of a diverse cadre of health care professionals
(residents, medical students, dental students,
nurse practitioners, students in public health,
and other allied health providers) especially
in medically underserved areas; and
Retention: Supporting special projects that assist
underrepresented minority students to complete
their educational programs and increase their
commitment to serving in underserved and/or rural
areas after graduation.
Selected activities of the Diversity Program include:
Recruitment visits to graduate programs and career
opportunity fairs throughout the state, including
the Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Varied programs targeting elementary, middle,
high school and pre-professional students with
special emphasis on minority students.
Provide assistance to minority students enrolled
in health professions programs, as needed, to
enhance their progression and graduation.
Facilitate development of mentoring and networking
opportunities for underrepresented minority students
in the Colleges of Nursing, Medicine and Public
Ongoing efforts to secure funding (grants) for
additional diversity programs.
For more information, visit www.nsc.usf.edu/AHEC/.
Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
USF College of Medicine
Multicultural Engineering Program
Purpose of the Multicultural Engineering Program:
To increase the number of underrepresented minorities
and women graduating in the fields of engineering.
Programs and resources are provided to improve
performance and retention.
MEP Resources and Services:
Academic, career and personal counseling.
Financial information Tutorial Services-individual
and group Summer Bridge Program, Academic enhancement
workshop Industrial and governmental relationships
to provide summer, cooperative and permanent employment
Professional development workshops, resume writing,
interviewing techniques, job search strategies
and graduate school preparation.
Minority Student Engineering Programs:
Student organizations encourage academic excellence,
personal growth, and professional development
among women and underrepresented minorities.
USF Chapter, National Society of Black Engineers
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Director of Recruitment and Retention in Engineering
Multicultural Student Activities
Recognizing the diverse student population at
the University of South Florida and in an attempt
to bridge existing cultural divides, a variety
of cultural groups exist and thrive at USF. The
Latin American Student Association, Caribbean
Cultural Exchange, Muslim Student Association,
PRIDE Alliance and others provide unique, culturally
focused programming. Many large campus festivals
and events are coordinated by these organizations,
such as the Miss Uhuru Pageant, Soul Escape, and
Diwali. The staff of the office of Multicultural
Activities provides support to the many cultural
student organizations at USF and encourages cross-cultural
The vision of the Office of Multicultural Activities
is to "educate and inspire all students at the
University of South Florida to discover and experi3ence
the value of cultivating culturally diverse interpersonal
relationships." Furthermore, it is out mission
"to provide an open and inclusive environment
where students from dissimilar cultural groups
are encouraged to engage in meaningful social
and educational relationships through involvement
in co-curricular activities."
Latin Community Advancement
The Office has as its mission to build, strengthen,
and maintain linkages between the University ad
its diverse constituencies. Latin Community Advancement
fulfills the mission through various activities
focusing on the University's Latin constituencies,
including coordination of the USF Latin Community
Advisory Committee, a community-based group advisory
to the President.
Office of Diversity Initiatives
The Office of Diversity Initiatives coordinates
all areas of the university's efforts to promote
diversity and community among faculty, students
and staff. The mission of the office is fourfold:
education, advocacy, support, and conflict resolution.
With regard to the missions of advocacy and support,
the office is responsible for raising diversity
issues across the university while serving as
a resource "consultant" for those working to develop
and implement strategies for enhancing diversity
and community in the university. This office is
a catalyst for the development of an integrated,
inclusive, civil and interactive community of
For more information, visit their web page at
Office of the Provost
The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement
Program is designed for undergraduates who are
first-generation and low-income college students,
or who are from a minority group underrepresented
at the doctoral level in math, engineering, science,
public health, English, and other disciplines.
The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement
Program encourages graduate studies by providing
opportunities for undergraduates to define their
goals, to engage in research, and to develop the
skills and student/faculty mentor relationships
critical to their success at the doctoral level.
Dr. Joan Holmes
The ALANA Student Center
The ALANA Student Center (ASC) exists to ensure
that African, Latino/a, Asian and Native American
(ALANA) students succeed at the University of
Vermont. ASC promotes academic achievement, personal
growth, identity formation. and cultural development.
There are a variety of programs administered through
the ALANA Student Center. There are year-long
programs which meet regularly (Community Meeting
and Sisterhood Circle), programs that run during
the summer (SESP) and yearly activities from the
formal (ALANA Spring Banquet) to the funny (Halloween@ASC).
In addition to events wholly sponsored by the
ASC there are many events that are co-sponsored
by a variety of other departments within the Diversity
& Equity Unit (like Hillel or LGBTQA Services)
and campus wide (Inter-Residence Association and
the Fleming Museum).
There are various resources available to First-Generation
and ALANA Students at the University of Vermont.
To the left you will find a link to the campus
map showing our location, as well as links to
other important websites on the UVM Web. These
websites include all of the other departments
of the Diversity & Equity Unit, which are:
- The ALANA Student Center
- The Center for Cultural Pluralism
- LGBTQA Services
- The Women's Center
For more information about the ALANA Student
Center, go to
Beverly Colston, Director of ALANA Student
The University of Vermont
We are committed to helping meet the needs of
LGBTQA students, faculty, and staff at UVM by:
- Fostering and creating cultural education
for the community at large.
- Building and strengthening LGBTQA community
- Providing advocacy and support to LGBTQA
students, faculty, and staff.
- Providing consultation and information to
offices and programs throughout the University.
Our aim is to transform the UVM experience for
LGBTQA students, faculty, and staff to one that
is safe, positive, and fully engaging.
LGBTQA Services is one of four programs in the
Diversity & Equity Unit. Our partners are
the ALANA Student Center, the Office of Affirmative
Action and Equal Opportunity, and the Women's
Part of our mission is to ensure that the policies
and practices of UVM as an institution of higher
education are welcoming, respectful, and fair
for all LGBTQ students, staff, and faculty. We
advocate for changes to homophobic and transphobic
policies and practices and work to make sure they
are implemented in just ways.
There are many important campus services that
you may need to use during your time here at UVM
- the Center for Health and Well Being, Police
Services, Residential Life, and Student Life to
name a few. If you encounter trouble with any
campus service, please contact us. LGBTQA Services
is available to train staff and advocate for students,
staff, and faculty to ensure that the needs of
LGBTQ people on-campus are respectfully met.
For more information about LGBTQA Services go
Dorothea Brauer, Director, LGBTQA Services
The University of Vermont
Center for Cultural Pluralism
Mission and Philosophy
The Center for Cultural Pluralism (CCP) is dedicated
to helping UVM achieve its core mission to provide
quality multicultural education in order to equip
faculty, staff and students with the competencies
necessary to function in a diverse world. The
Center focuses on the intersections of issues
of culture and social justice.
The Center offers a unique "Cultural Hub"
where individuals and organizations working on
behalf of cultural diversity and social justice
issues can focus on collaboration and coalition
efforts. The Center offers advising, consulting,
educational programs and modest grants to further
UVM's strategic objectives linked to cultural
diversity and social justice.
CCP faculty and staff provide resources and assistance
to the UVM community, Burlington and the state
of Vermont on issues of multicultural education,
cultural awareness, prejudice reduction, and social
The Center supports and initiates educational
and social programs designed to raise awareness,
expand understanding and knowledge and develop
skills for effective intercultural communication.
The Center for Cultural Pluralism is a highly
visible, tangible symbol of UVM's commitment to
equity, social justice, inclusiveness, and critical
What Can the Center for Cultural Pluralism do
- Provide a consulting resource for curriculum
transformation and infusion of multicultural
- Offer small grants to develop programs or
curriculum focused on cultural pluralism and
social justice themes.
- Provide physical space for meetings, workshops
- Educational programs and training's for students,
faculty & staff to attend.
- Help to distribute information on social
justice and multicultural events.
- Library and video material offered for rental.
For more information about the Center for Cultural
Pluralism go to
Sherwood Smith, Director, Center for Cultural
The University of Vermont
The Women's Center values and celebrates the multiplicity
of women's lives; recognizes the intersections
of gender, race, sexual orientation, economic
status, and other significant aspects of individual
and cultural identity; accepts responsibility
for opposing injustice; and commits itself to
service to the University and larger communities
The Women's Center is a place for women students,
faculty, and staff to gather and celebrate the
diversity of their lives, to engage in intellectual
discussion, and to work toward the full participation
of women in the life of the University.
- The Center facilitates student development
through involving students in the life of the
University, especially leadership opportunities.
- The Center develops and delivers programming
that enhances the skills of women students and
helps them fully develop as scholars and professionals.
- The Center serves as a resource for the scholarly
community on issues related to women's lives.
- The Center offers support services, referrals,
advocacy, and education around issues of gender
- The Center works in collaboration with the
University and the local community to promote
equity for all members of the UVM family.
- The Center facilitates connections and links
between the University and the community around
issues that impact women.
Our home is your home...Come Visit Us.
The Women's Center is part of the Diversity &
Equity Unit at the University of Vermont. The
Unit also includes The Office of Affirmative Action
& Equal Opportunity, the ALANA Student Center
and LGBTQA Services.
For more information about the Women's Center
go to www.uvm.edu/~women/.
Timothy Shiner, Coordinator of Programs &
The University of Vermont
Walla Walla, WA
Whitman has a small, but vibrant
multicultural and international community (17.0%),
which has a long history at the college. Whitman
is home to students from over 45 U.S. states and
over 29 foreign countries including Australia,
Croatia, Ecuador, Kenya, Nepal, Turkey, Zimbabwe,
Guatemala, and Mexico. The office exists to cater
to the specific needs of this population as well
as the needs of the Whitman College campus as
a whole. Multicultural student groups are among
the most active on campus. They promote multiculturalism
among Whitman students and community members through
a wide variety of activities such as educational
speakers, muscial bands, dances, workshops and
For more information about the Intercultural
Center at Whitman College, go to
Lori Hunt, Admission Officer