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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 minimum of one session per day to give student from culturally underrepresented backgrounds an opportunity to connect with their peers and upper classmen who they can relate to and staff that will provide support while they are students at WOU.

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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.

2019-2020 Date: Wednesday, October 16th Pacific Room, WUC

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For more details or more information, please call 503-838-8737 or email

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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2019-2020 Date: Friday, April 10th, 2020

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Click CECLC Volunteer Form 2019 for Volunteer Application.

Note: Application available for current WOU students only!

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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2019-2020 Date: Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 Pacific Room, WUC

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Multicultural Student Services

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