The Office of Multicultural Services offers a wide range of services and activities designed to support students from multicultural backgrounds and experiences. Staff members are available and committed to helping students begin as well as achieve their educational and career goals. If you encounter difficulties which interfere with your goals or progress, let us know. We provide a supportive environment and serve as a resource to help students more effectively meet their personal and academic challenges.
Day or evening appointments with a staff member can be made by contacting Sylvia George 989-686-9865.
CMU Student Transition Enrichment Program (STEP) and Pathways to Academic Student Success Program
Transitioning to college can be challenging for most students, but it can potentially be even more trying for students who are the first in their family to attend college or who are struggling with resources to pay for their education. These important groups of students have two new programs available at CMU for help in succeeding in higher education.
Staff from the Student Transition Enrichment Program will visit once a month throughout the academic school year. Come visit us to ask your questions, learn more about CMU, talk with an advisor, and more! Each month, we will also host an educational workshop. Check out this months flyer for time and location!
Visit our website and check out our brochure for more info.
Apply for the summer 2015 program! Download the 2015 MICUP Application (DOC). Application Deadline: February 2nd, 2015
"The MICUP/MI–LSAMP program, coordinated by Michigan Technological University’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion, offers low-income, first-generation and underrepresented minority community college students a summer research internship—and a first-hand experience of what life at a four-year institution is really like." The program is in its 13th year.
Download MICUP Michigan College and University Partnership (PDF)
More information (includes comments from one of Delta College's 2013 participants)
MICUP Student Newsletter (PDF)
Student Spotlight: MICUP
Student: Shaun Bailey
School: Delta College, Business
Post MICUP Plan: Michigan Technological University Fall 2015
What were you up to this summer at Michigan Tech?
This summer I had the opportunity to travel to Michigan Technological University and partake in the MiCup Internship. The MiCup is a partnership between Michigan Tech, Delta College, Wayne Community College and Grand Rapids Community College. Michigan Tech selects students from these schools and provides them with an opportunity to travel to campus and experience what the typical student experiences. We stayed for seven weeks. While partaking in this internship, we were allowed to take one 3 credit class free of charge and work with someone that works in the field of our major. We then were able to do research and create a poster to present so we could show and tell everyone what we had been involved in.
What is your research about?
My research project was creating a budget plan within the administrative departments across campus and figuring out how the University could cut costs and reduce backlogged inventory.
What have you discovered about yourself, the field you are exploring, and Houghton/Michigan Tech?
Traveling up to Michigan Tech was an experience that changed me in ways that I never imagined. When I first received notice that I was accepted, I didn't really expect much. When we arrived in Hancock and stepped off the plane, I didn't know what to expect. Now after going through the seven weeks, I have learned that, in life, being proactive is a trait that I have had hidden inside all along. Michigan Tech showed me and taught me that everyone from everywhere are alike and different in many ways. I found that I had a lot in common with people that were there from across the globe. In my field there will always be some type of politics involved. I had an opportunity to talk with lots of people. My mentor and others were surprised and wondered how I got their attention. Being kind and personable will help me progress in life.
What did you do to wind down and relax while you were in Houghton?
Relaxation in Houghton all depended on who you were and what you enjoyed doing. I enjoyed exploring old mine shafts, ping pong battles and pool. I lifted weights in the SDC complex and played basketball for relaxation. There is something for everyone from biking to kayaking to just walking or jogging the trail on Princess Point.