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Office of Multicultural Programs


The mission of the Office of Multicultural Programs in the College of Education is to facilitate the development of an infrastructure and climate that promotes and values diversity and multiculturalism, infuses diversity across the curriculum and student experiences, facilitates access to post-secondary opportunities, supports the advancement of outstanding underrepresented educators and works towards the greater diversification of the education profession.

The Office of Multicultural Programs is a student service provider unit under the Office of the Dean in the College of Education. The Office serves a broad clientele and performs a multitude of roles in its goal of recruitment and retention and climate fostering. These include but are not limited to:

  • Increasing the number of multicultural students who earn bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees as well as certification continuing education programs in the College of Education
  • Providing academic and student/campus life information to prospective and current students
  • Collaborating directly with departments of the College to identify, recruit and retain multicultural students
  • Assisting students in procuring resources to finance their education
  • Developing, implementing, and coordinating efforts to monitor the academic progress of and mentor students from underrepresented groups
  • Developing, implementing, and coordinating retention strategies that will enhance the academic and student life experience
  • Creating a supportive climate for multicultural students
  • Collaborate in developing a functional College infrastructure that promotes and values diversity