Diversity and Multicultural Student Services

Diversity and Multicultural Student Services
Smith Memorial Student Union
1825 SW Broadway
Suite 425
Portland, OR 97201

The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Student Services (DMSS) builds and strengthens a sustainable, diverse educational and co-curricular environment where all students have access and support to achieve their educational goals. DMSS provides structured support services to student populations whose access, retention, academic success, and graduation are most challenged by historical and contemporary inequities; provides a student-centered inclusive environment that enriches the university experience; and engages families and the community.

This office provides general advising, advocacy, and counseling. Programs include the following TRiO programs: Student Support Services, Upward Bound, and Educational Talent Search. Students are also served through the Diversity Scholarship Program, African American Student Services, Students with Disabilities Resource Center, General Pool Services, Latino Student Services, Asian and Pacific Islander Student Services, and Native American/Alaskan Native Student Services. Three student cultural centers - the Native American Student and Community Center, La Casa Latina, and the Multicultural Center – provide welcoming gathering space for co-curricular programs and community-building.