Cultural Connections

Cultural Connections Program: This free program coordinated through the Multicultural Student Services & Programs Office is designed to provide an orientation for first generation, ethnic and/or culturally diverse students. This program runs concurrently with the New Student Week Program and provides a minimum of one session per day to give students from culturally underrepresented backgrounds an opportunity to connect with their peers and upperclassmen who they can relate to and staff that will provide support while they are students at WOU.

2021-2022 Dates: September 20th-September 24

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Diversity Scholar Recognition Dinner

Purpose: To welcome the incoming students to Western Oregon University who have been awarded the Diversity Commitment Scholarship or the David S. Brody Memorial Scholarship offered through the MSSP office.

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Cesar E. Chavez Leadership Conference

This program is sponsored by CECLC, Inc and is hosted on the Western Oregon University campus.

Purpose: To instill in our Latino youth the value of education; which nurtures mind, body and spirit in order to develop a social consciousness that empowers them as leaders for social justice and civic responsibility in the greater community.

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MSSP Graduate Recognition Dinner

Purpose: To distinguish the On-Track, Diversity Scholars, and MSU Exec Board members who will be graduating from Western Oregon University. This event is to recognize their achievement in successfully completing their bachelor’s degree and to celebrate their involvement with the Multicultural Student Services and Programs Office.

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Multicultural Student Services

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