Campus Resources

Academic Supports   ♦   Bias and Counseling Services   ♦    Diversity & Community    ♦   Student Organizations   ♦   Campus Units

Academic Supports

A number of for-credit classes used Between the World and Me during the 2016-17 academic year. View the list of participating courses.

The Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence promotes student retention and persistence for historically underrepresented and underserved populations. Its services are available to all students, and include advising, tutoring, mentoring, and programs to support the transition to college.

Reporting and Counseling Services

The Bias Education and Response Team (BERT) provides impacted parties of bias incidents opportunities to be heard and supported. It provides services to witness(es), bystander(s), targeted individual(s), offender(s), or a member(s) of the community in order to effect change around these important issues in a quick and effective manner, and to ensure a comprehensive response to bias incidents. It also works to educate and inform the community, creating awareness of ignorance and intolerance. The BERT complements and works with campus entities to connect those impacted by bias incident(s) with appropriate support and resources. It does not and will not initiate disciplinary action or impose sanctions regarding bias incidents.

The University Counseling & Testing Center provides therapy, testing, consultation, outreach, and referral services to university students. The Counseling Center is the only place where students can receive psychological services from professionals specializing in college mental health free of charge. Many of its services are confidential to students.

The Ombuds Program offers all members of the campus community a central, safe, and easy place to gain access to support and problem-solving resources. The Ombuds Program promotes a visitor-driven process that honors the guiding principles of independence, neutrality, confidentiality, and informality.

Diversity & Community

The Multicultural Center (MCC) is a hub of activism, connecting students of all races and backgrounds to encourage collaboration around diversity programming and education. The MCC sponsors educational and cultural workshops, conferences, guest speakers and artists, art displays, spoken word events, hip hop concerts, and more. It also houses a resource library of books and videos.

The office of Multicultural Education, Student Engagement, and Success runs cultural education programs that increase the awareness and understanding of the experiences of students of color. It coordinates leadership development opportunities for students of color across campus and increases the visibility of the contributions of students and communities of color through year-long events and programs such as the Weaving New Beginnings Banquet, La Raza Unida Youth Conference, Mother’s Day Pow wow, Women of Color Retreat, IMPACT Graduation, and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week of Events.

The ASUO Men’s Center is a student supported center dedicated to help college men from diverse backgrounds lead healthy lives. It creates spaces and events where people of all genders and identities can work collectively towards reconstructing masculinity in a social justice oriented manner. It aims to raise awareness about the intersections of men’s health issues and social justice issues, and ways that men can play a more active role in ending oppression.

The ASUO Women’s Center advocates for the best educational and working environment for women and people of all genders at the University of Oregon by working toward societal change and the end of oppression, and by supporting personal growth. The Women’s Center provides education, advocacy and support via resources, referral, event coordination, support groups, lactation space, quarterly magazine, community outreach, cultural events co-sponsored with various organizations/departments, etc. in order to promote a safe, equitable and affirming campus climate for people of all genders.

Student Organizations

The Black Student Union (BSU) is a student organization which provides an intellectual, cultural and social environment for students as well as community members. Black Student Union strives for academic excellence and promote cultural awareness among its members. Black Student Union exists to encourage a positive image of African Americans and to support its members in achieving their educational goals. BSU also wants to let our counterparts know that the students are an intrinsic part of the Eugene community.

The Black Male Alliance (BMA) provides personal, social and academic integration for self-identified black male students at UO. BMA’s weekly activities provide a platform for black male students to connect with one another and with campus professionals. All activities focus on collective academic success, emotional wellbeing and facilitating connections to key campus opportunities. Contact Will Hatchet for more information.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Asexual, Aromantic, & Ally Student Union hosts weekly meetings, plans annual events, builds community, and provides resources, support, and education to LGBTQIA+ members of the UO and Eugene communities.

Campus Units

The Division of Undergraduate Studies oversees the Common Reading program. Contact them with any questions and they will direct you to appropriate resources.

The Division of Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is a center for resources and expertise to support equity and diversity at the University. See the DEI’s resources for multicultural students for more campus resources.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Education & Support Services informs, engages, and connects the UO LGBTQIA+ community to resources related to sexual orientation and gender identity, and to other social justice and ally-building resources.