Who We Are
What We Do
Expertise provided by CMAE's advising and retention specialist staff enhances the college life for self identified students of color and multiple identity students by providing tools for a successful and rewarding college career. CMAE's staff provide personal attention to students as they monitor academic progress, assess student needs, and advocate for students through appropriate advising, coaching and referral services.
Using a holistic approach to advising, staff provide one one - and group- appointments to support students in course selection, goal setting, majors exploration, career planning, internships, scholarship review, graduate school applications and general advocacy .
Early Alert Program- Reach for the STARs
Provides academic intentional, intense and structured one on one advising, coaching, mentoring and professional tutor support for students who need to improve their GPA or are currently on academic jeopardy. If you need that extra push or need some supportive environment while you work to get back on track, STAR is for you! Visit us, we shall work with you every step of the way! Everything about this program is confidential.
Standardized Test Preparation
Students seeking assistance with graduate school admissions tests may receive a voucher to partially cover the cost of workshop fees for the following:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)
Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)
Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
For consideration and details of how you can request for assistance, please visit with a CMAE academic advisor/ Retention Specialist
Writing and Math Classes: These are regular, credit bearing UO classes offered in collaboration with the Math and English Department. The classes are limited to only 18 students. To enroll, students need to visit with an Advisor for pre-authorization. Fall 2014 offerings- Math 111 Math 241 Writing 121
Classes will be open for registration without pre-authorization on the first day of the term
CLICK HERE for FALL 2014 Class Flyer
For more information on course content, visit the MATH DEPT and the ENGLISH DEPT
Peer Education and Leadership Development
Peer Learning for Undergraduate Success (PLUS)
PLUS Learning Guides: Offer academic support in math, writing and other subjects as needed. CMAE Tutoring is FREE. Schedule for Fall 2014 ( to be posted)
PLUS Volunteers: Peer Learning Guides and mentors who offer academic and social support as needed: case by case basis
PLUS Leaders: Student Leadership Team (SLT): Engagement in leadership training that focus on diverse cultures and inclusive excellence; facilitating the New Student Retreat- A three day transition to college program.
If you would want to work as a Learning Guide using your work study funds or would like to volunteer to develop coaching and teaching skills, contact email@example.com
Transition to College
New Student Fall Retreat (NSFR)
The NSFR is designed for new incoming first year students from diverse background. The goal is to create an inviting space for new incoming first year students to connect with diverse UO students, faculty, and staff; develop a strong sense of identity and leadership skills; discover valuable campus resources and opportunities; and create strong social and academic networks. This retreat is free. The cost for transportation, lodging and food are covered. You also have opportunities to win cool prizes.The dates for the 2014 NSFR are October 3rd to 5th at Camp Harlow in Eugene ( only 15 minutes away from campus).CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT THE RETREAT
CMAE provides forum for students to interact with each other, build community and interact with faculty and staff. We shall have a series of welcome events for a variety of groups this fall.
Native Students Welcome--- October 2, 6pm Venue-TBA - Contact Chance White-Eyes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Latin@ Students Welcome---October 6, 6pm Venue-TBA- Contact Rosa Chavez (email@example.com)
Asian & Pacific Islander Welcome---October 7, Time and Venue TBA- Contact David To ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Black Students Welcome---October 8, 6 pm Venue TBA- Contact Christina Jackson (email@example.com)
Diversity Excellence Scholars Reception ( for undergraduate, graduate and Law students who are receiving DES for the first time). An invitation will be coming to you soon- October 20 5pm @ Gerlinger Lounge RSVP Required ( link to be up soon)
Academic engagement, coaching and other supportive services for students in the following scholarship programs
Diversity Excellence Scholarship
Diversity Excellence Scholars Abroad - AY 2014-15
Jewel H Bell Award - AY 2015
Erickson Kaiser Permanente Scholarship - AY 2015
W.I.N.G.S: A CMAE Mentoring Program: Collaboratively work with faculty, graduate students, staff and alumni in a supportive network to enhance academic-social integration, career and professional exploration.
for information on how to register, become a mentor or mentee
Recipients of the Diversity Excellence Scholarship (DES) are required to engage in giving back to the community by involvement in community service formally organized by the center or informally via personal initiatives. Other forms of engagement include attending pre-suggested workshops, seminars, conferences or other professional development activities on or off campus. If you are in doubt about what activities may count for your DES requirement, please ask your DES designated advisor or read through the F A Q HERE. To complete this requirement, the student must be in touch with their DES Advisor and addionally complete the reflection log below. Diversity Excellence Scholars [DES] Reflection Logs
Partnerships and Outreach
K-12 patnerships: Reach for Success: A middle school visitation program( Third Saturday of April )
Multicultural Career Alliance: A collaboration with the Career Center, Lundquist College of Business & other academic programsL
Events around campus. Send us an email if you have any current news or information and we shall post on our website.
For appointments call CMAE Front Desk @ 541-346-3479 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Have your 95# ready, UO email and phone number.
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