Multicultural Academic Excellence
Jane Irungu, Director
164 Oregon Hall
The Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence is committed to the retention, support, and academic success of historically underrepresented and underserved populations, including low-income, first-generation, and multiple-identity students. The center provides academic services, leadership development, cultural programming, and dedicated space structured around a program of best practices for student access and success. Services include but are not limited to the following:
- academic advising and support
- scholarship administration
- leadership development and mentoring
- cultural programming
- advocacy (academic petition; financial aid; bias or discrimination)
- graduate school preparation
- tutorial assistance
- dedicated space (two computer laboratory spaces with printing privileges)
- selected course offerings with preregistration, including
Course List Code Title Credits WR 121 College Composition I 4 WR 122 College Composition II 4 MATH 111 College Algebra 4 MATH 241 Calculus for Business and Social Science I 4 MATH 242 Calculus for Business and Social Science II 4 MATH 243 Introduction to Methods of Probability and Statistics 4
The Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence sponsors the Reach for Success middle school visitation program, a multicultural Awards and Graduation Ceremony, and multicultural speakers and presenters. The office also provides technical, advisory, and financial support of student organizations, and it enhances the new student experience by participating in IntroDUCKtion, Week of Welcome activities, Duck Days, and a fall orientation retreat for new students of color.
Services are free. All students, in particular those historically underrepresented, are encouraged to use the center.