At PSU, we understand that supporting students means helping them succeed at every opportunity. Each student is unique, and that means that they all need equally unique support.
That support can come from many different places.
Multicultural Retention Services (MRS) provides academic support, advising, referrals and advocacy to students who are first generation, low income and/or from diverse and multicultural backgrounds. MRS offers support to students through services for Latino/a, Asian, Pacific Islander, African, African American and Diversity Scholars.
Cultural, academic and social support takes many forms, and MRS has services designed to build a strong sense of community that is essential to successfully navigate PSU.
Who can benefit from these services at PSU?
- First-generation college students
- Students from diverse cultural backgrounds (including African American, Native American, Asian and Pacific Islander and Latino)
- Students struggling with financial hardship
Student mentors and staff help students navigate through these programs, the results of which come in the form of better grades, more financial certainty, a greater support network and a heightened graduation rate.
Learn more about MRS and see how the communities on campus are encouraging students to pursue their passions and get their degree.