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Living the Legacy: The Meaning of Freedom

Living the Legacy: The Meaning of Freedom
Renowned author, educator and activist ANGELA DAVIS to speak at Portland State University for the Annual MLK Tribute event on January 21, 2015

Diversity & Multicultural Student Services (DMSS)

Diversity & Multicultural Student Services (DMSS)
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The Voices of DMSS Students

The Voices of DMSS Students
Hear the experiences of DMSS students.
Welcome to Diversity and Multicultural Student Services (DMSS)

Diversity and Multicultural Student Services (DMSS) mission is to build and strengthen a sustainable, educationally diverse and co-curricular environment where all students have the access and support they need to achieve their educational goals. 

We will accomplish this mission by providing structured support services to student populations whose access, retention, academic success, and graduation are most challenged by social and historical factors and contemporary inequities.  We will provide a student-centered inclusive environment that enriches the university experience and engages both families and the community. DMSS is a unit within Enrollment Management and Student Affairs. There are four main departments within the DMSS unit: Pre-College (TRiO), Student Support Services (TRiO), Retention Programs and the Cultural Centers. We also have one facility, the Native American Student and Community Center. You can find information on each department in the green bar at the top of the page. 

Our goals are:

1. Develop more pathways to student success.

2. Enhance civic engagement through partnerships.

3. Improve or build new community relationships.

4. Maintain a student centered and inclusive environment.

5. Continue to support students in an increasingly global environment.

6. Improve Communication.

DMSS Leadership Team:

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