Learn and Connect with Multicultural Advising Services
The Multicultural Advising Services (MAS) Program in the Multicultural Retention Services department offers general academic support to students who are first-generation, low-income, and from diverse and multicultural backgrounds.
Learn more about the programs and connect with an advisor here.
Multicultural Retention Services (MRS) Mission Statement
|Multicultural Retention Services (MRS) strives to ensure the academic success, retention, and graduation of students through culturally inclusive programs and services that are designed to build a strong sense of community and belonging. We provide academic support, advising, referrals, and advocacy for first-generation, low-income, and/or historically underrepresented students.
The ACCESS Scholars Program is designed to help support students during their first year at Portland State University by providing academic advising, help with identifying and setting academic goals, and referrals to campus and community resources.
EMPOWER Scholars Program is a support program designed for first-generation, Asian and Pacific Islander identifying students (both transfer and freshman standing) entering Portland State University for the first time.
NATIONS Scholars Program is a one year support and mentor program for first generation, low income, first-time students who will be starting at PSU in the fall. The program focuses on the Native American/Alaskan Native student experience and culture.
GANAS Scholars Program is designed to help new Latino/a students transition to P.S.U from high school. Students enrolled in this program will become active members of the campus community and will acquire skills and tools that will lead to continuing success beyond the first year at P.S.U
Empowering Sisterhood is a community building initiative, specifically designed for African American and African women, at Portland State University.
Men of Color was created to unite diverse populations, and build a thriving multicultural community, as well as provide space for men of color to analyze and change the institutional barriers they face.
Remote Access to Advisors
Multicultural Retention Services staff will be working remotely until further notice. We will continue to provide updates on our website. Students can contact their advisor via email. Advising appointments can be made through our online scheduler at youcanbookme All other questions, please email email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Please contact your MRS Coordinator/Advisor regarding any questions or if you need assistance making appointments.
MRS in Solidarity & Action for Black Lives Matter
Multicultural Retention Services (MRS) stands in solidarity with the Black community as an extension of the work we do to combat white supremacy, racism, and anti-blackness.