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Multicultural Retention Services

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MRS Mission Statement

MRS provides academic support, advising, referrals, and advocacy to students who are first generation, low income and/or from diverse and multicultural backgrounds. We strive to ensure the academic success, retention and graduation of students through structured programs.

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Multicultural Advising Services

The Multicultural Advising Services (MAS) Program in the Multicultural Retention Services department offers general academic support to students who are first-generation, low-income and from diverse and multicultural backgrounds.
 

BLM 2020

MRS in Solidarity & Action for Black Lives Matter

Multicultural Retention Services (MRS) stands in solidarity with the Black community as an extension of the work we do to combat white supremacy, racism, and anti-blackness.

Remote Access to Advisors

Multicultural Retention Services staff will be working remotely until further notice. We will continue to provide updates on our website.  Students can contact their advisor via email. Advising appointments can be made through our online scheduler at   All other questions, please email dmssdesk@pdx.edu and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Please contact your MRS Coordinator/Advisor regarding any questions or if you need assistance making appointments.