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 or Debra Baty-Cork 989-686-9091.
CMU Student Transition Enrichment Program (STEP)
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. September is dedicated to learning about study skills!
;A representative will be on Delta's campus on September 10. Visit N006 (east side of the commons) at 1 p.m. to learn more about your learning style and the skills that will allow you to study more efficiently.
MICUP - Michigan Community and University Partnership
Apply for the summer 2014 program! Download the 2014 MICUP Application (DOC).
"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.
More information (includes comments from one of Delta College's 2013 participants)
MICUP Student Newsletter (PDF)
Student Spotlight: MICUP - article featured in the Michigan Technological University "Student Affairs & Advancement Connection" Summer 2013
Student: Ryan Sarmiento
School: Delta College, Civil Engineering
Post MICUP Plan: University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) Fall 2013
What were you up to this summer at Michigan Tech?
This summer was nothing less than perfect. I had a full load from my research fundamentals of construction engineering class. There were so many opportunities through this program, and I tried to take advantage of as many as possible. I found myself networking with professors, graduate students, and undergraduate students. They showed me the tricks of the trade as I tried to develop my character, personality, and intellectual mindset. Overall, Michigan Tech has been great and it has shown me sides to life that I never knew existed.
What is your research about?
My research objective was to study biologically inspired tissue adhesive nanocomposite hydrogel with enhanced adhesive and material properties. We designed an injectable adhesive that is practical for various wounds and incisions.
What have you discovered about yourself, the field you are exploring, and Houghton/Michigan Tech?
Over the past seven weeks, I have learned numerous things about myself, my field of interest, and the beautiful city of Houghton. I found myself put into the most diverse environment I have ever experienced in my life. In the end I found myself adapting to the diverse setting while working with others from different cultures to achieve a finished product. As a young lad, I invested time to come up to Michigan Tech for Summer Youth Programs, and I developed a great sense of what I wanted to do for a career and which engineering field most interested me. The MICUP program only reinforced my career choice through both the class and research work. Michigan Tech has been like a second home to me, and I have always felt comfortable on campus.
What did you do to wind down and relax while you were in Houghton?
I found the weekends to be the perfect time to go on hikes, canoe trips, and just hang out with friends and unwind after a long, busy week. There were so many activities during my stay in Houghton. I enjoyed Michigan Tech's Portage Lake Golf Course as much as possible, because it helped me relax and get my mind off school work and my research. The beautiful scenery of the Keweenaw Peninsula occupied most of my weekends, exploring the numerous waterfalls and Tech Trails.
STEM Diversity Initiative
The STEM Diversity Initiative is a summer program for graduating high school seniors seeking to explore careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
Delta College - STEM brochure (PDF)