equity, inclusion, and diversity. DEI promotes inclusive excellence by working to ensure equitable access to opportunities, benefits, and
resources through engagement with the campus and the community. As a part of our efforts, we design and implement campus-wide programs to
recruit and retain a diverse community of student, staff, and community partners.
The Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence
(CMAE) is a unit within DEI where students are empowered, engaged, and nurtured for success. Our vision is to build and empower an inclusive
and diverse community of scholars who exemplify academic excellence and inspire positive change. Our mission is to promote student retention
and persistence for historically underrepresented and underserved populations. CMAE is comprised of academic counselors and staff who
provide culturally competent, holistic and student-centered advising, coaching, mentoring and support. We develop and implement programs and
services that support retention, academic excellence, and success at the UO and beyond. In addition, CMAE staff work collaboratively with
campus partners assisting students in making a smooth transition to the UO by serving as campus and community connectors, thereby allowing
students to take full advantage of educational, professional and social opportunities on campus. We reaffirm our commitment to all students,
including undocumented and tuition equity students.
The Multicultural Academic Counselor advises and supports a diverse student
population including Diversity Excellence Scholars, underrepresented students, and students seeking support and advisement. In addition, the
position specializes as the Retention Specialist for Black and African American students. Duties include supporting the mission and
objectives of CMAE as a central support program on campus, and serve as a campus resource for Black and African American students; assisting
students with academic planning, retention and post- graduation planning; collaborating with faculty and staff on campus to support
historically under-represented students; and working with other CMAE counselors and campus academic advisors to promote collaborative
educational and professional development opportunities for students. This position will also assist CMAE in developing and coordinating
academic success resources and programs.