On-Campus Support

The University of Oregon is committed to supporting all of its students irrespective of nationality, legal status, religion etc. ALL students are encouraged to actively seek support services listed here and elsewhere on campus. We especially want to encourage our undocumented, DACA students to connect with a staff or faculty member for guidance, academic, and social support.

Campus Support

Who to contact: The goal of this website is to provide future and current Ducks with information. In addition to the resources on this website, members of the DREAMers Working Group are available to meet with you privately to discuss resources. Remember, when interacting with faculty, staff, and offices around campus you are never required to reveal your status.

If you have any questions or would like to talk to someone, please email uodreamers@uoregon.edu or contact one of the following UO staff members:
Justine Carpenter
Director, Multicultural and Identity-Based Support Services
Office of the Dean of Students
justcarp@uoregon.edu | 541-346-1123

Michael Carrizales

Senior Staff Psychologist, Latinx Student Specialist

Counseling Center



Eric Garcia, PhD

Senior Staff Therapist, Latinx Student Specialist

Counseling Center

egarcia3@uoregon.edu | 541-346-3227

Dulce Castro
Academic Advisor, Office of Academic Advising
dulcec@uoregon.edu | 541-346-8140
Rosa Chavez
Associate Director, Center for Multicultural and Academic Excellence
rosaura@uoregon.edu | 541-346-2848
Antonio Huerta
Admissions Counselor, Office of Admissions
joseh@uoregon.edu | 541-346-1067
Mariko Lin
Education and Prevention Outreach Director, University Counseling and Testing Center
marikol@uoregon.edu | 541-346-3227
Michelle Garibay
Counselor, Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
mgaribay@uoregon.edu | 541-346-9256

Undocumented Student Support Group
This support group is a safe, affirming, and confidential space for our undocumented students to connect and share their feelings and experiences given the current political climate. While building a community of support with other undocumented students, we also hope for students to gain ways of coping and connecting them with additional campus resources. For more details about day/time/location, contact Latinx Sudent Specialists Michael Carrizales (mcarriz@uoregon.edu) and Eric Garcia (egarcia3@uoregon.edu ) or Mariko Lin (marikol@uoregon.edu), Education and Prevention Outreach Director, University Counseling and Testing Center.

University Counseling and Testing Center
The UCTC promotes psychological as well as intellectual growth to help students succeed in academics as well as in their personal lives. We attend to the personal well-being and unique needs of each student through therapy, workshops, self-care education, connecting students with community mental-health resources, and promoting a community of care. Everybody on campus struggles with their mental health in one form or another, and we are here to help.
Phone: 541-346-3227 Location: 1590 E 13th Ave.

Office of Academic Advising
For a smooth transition to the university, visit with an academic adviser. Staff will help you stay on track, choose courses and explore majors. Student academic checklist
Phone: 541-346-3211    Location: 364 Oregon Hall

Dulce Castro
Academic Adviser, Office of Academic Advising

Center for Multicultural and Academic Excellence
The Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (CMAE) is a place where students are empowered, engaged and nurtured for success. Our vision is to build and empower an inclusive and diverse community of scholars who exemplify academic excellence and inspire positive change. Our mission is to promote student retention and persistence for historically underrepresented populations. We develop and implement programs and services that support retention, academic excellence, and success at the UO and beyond.
Email: cmae@uoregon.edu  Phone: 541-346-3479  Location: Suites 164 & 465 Oregon Hall

Rosa Chavez
Associate Director, CMAE

The Office of International Affairs

UO is carefully tracking changes in immigration rules since the Executive Orders on January 27 and March 6, 2017. We realize that many people in our community are quite concerned and need a one-stop location for answers to the most common questions about this changing situation. Please find such questions, and our current best answers at this FAQ page.

Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS)
The Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) at the University of Oregon puts the study of Latino/a and Latin American communities in conversation with one another and with the state of Oregon. CLLAS is a knowledge center dedicated to public access and excellence through the integration of teaching, research, community engagement, and dissemination. CLLAS is an integral part of the UO’s strategy to recruit, retain, and build alumnae relations with a diverse and energized group of students, faculty, staff, parents, and families and to connect the university locally, nationally, and globally. CLLAS facilitates collaborative research, scholarship, intellectual community, and community outreach focused on Latin America and U.S. Latino/a populations. CLLAS has 43 affiliated UO faculty members who research and teach in Latino and Latin American Studies.
Email: cllas@uoregon.edu  Phone: 541-346-5286

University Health Center
The University Health Center provides a wide variety of medical and health care services for currently enrolled University of Oregon students who have been assessed the university health fee.
Phone: 541-346-2770 Location: 1590 E 13th Ave.

Duck Nest
Provides wellness and stress relief programs, including yoga and meditation; acupuncture and healthy eating tips
Email: peerhealth@uoregon.edu  Phone: 541-346-0570 Location EMU Room 041

Social Support

Latin@ Strategy Group
The Latin@ Strategy Group (LSG) is an emerging alliance of faculty, staff, students, and community members collaborating to improve the educational access and equity for Latin@ students, faculty and staff at the UO.
Email: uopatos@lists.uoregon.edu

Black Strategy Group (BSG)
The BSG is a community of faculty, staff and students who identify as African American, Black or of African descent.
We seek to build community and to support each other.
Email:  bsg@uoregon.edu

Asian Pacific Islander Strategic Initiative Group
The API SIG provides a forum of faculty, students and staff for discussion on issues relative to the API community on campus.
Elirissa Hui
Ritu Roy  | ritu@uoregon.edu

IMPACT (Intercultural Mentoring Program Advancing Community Ties) is an undergraduate retention program that assists with the transition for first year and transfer students of color into the University of Oregon. We create a comfortable, accepting, and culturally engaging experience through peer-to-peer mentorship.  While the program is open to all students, the purpose of IMPACT is to provide historically underrepresented students social and academic resources to successfully matriculate through the university. Our mission is to foster peer-to-peer relationships through cultural, educational, and social engagement. We honor the power of being connected to community.
Email: IMPACT@uoregon.edu

Latino/a Law Student Association
Latino/a Law Students bringing awareness to Latin American issues. Good humored group who get together to speak Spanish and eat good food.
Email: lalsa@lists.uoregon.edu

Minority Association for Pre-Medical Students (MAPS)
MAPS, Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students, is an organization designed to help minority pre-medical students matriculate into a medical professional school. We are committed to supporting future underrepresented minority health students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians.
Email: uomaps@uoregon.edu

Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlan
MECha (El Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlán) is a nation-wide organization that strives to raise awareness on social, cultural, and political issues. We not only raise awareness on issues that concern the Chican@ community, we raise awareness on issues affecting other marginalized communities. We have an after school mentoring program called Ganas at Kelly Middle School. We aim to see more students of color in higher education through Ganas and our annual Raza Unida Youth Conference.
Email: mecha@uoregon.edu

Multi-Ethnic Student Alliance (MESA)
We are the Multi-Ethnic Student Alliance! The mission of MESA is to provide a safe space and community for multi-ethnic students. Students empower, reinforce and educate each other primarily through discussions connecting the lived experience of students to greater social construction of race and ethnicity. We define multi-ethnic as anybody who has more than one ethnic identity within themselves. Examples include multiracial people, trans-racial adoptees, and people with intercultural families. MESA also reaches out to the community to educate and raise awareness about the multi-ethnic experience through social and cultural events.
Email: oregonmesa@gmail.com 

Multicultural Center (MCC)
Multicultural Center brings together students and faculty, staff, and community members to promote personal growth, cultural pluralism, community education, positive social change, and the end of human oppression by examining issues of gender, sexuality and culture, with primary focus on race and ethnicity. We plan and co-sponsor numerous educational and entertaining events throughout the year.
Email: uoregonmcc@gmail.com

UO Mujeres
Part of the ideology of the Mujeres group is to recognize that the Latina voice is a powerful cultural and political voice that has historically resisted the dualistic oppression of racism and sexism through education, unity, and support from community members. The main goal of Mujeres is to create a safe environment for its members to discuss issues that affect Latinas on campus, within the Chicano/Latino community, and on a societal level. The group is facilitated by an elected student coordinator and is open to all students, as well as community members, staff and faculty.
Email: mujeres@uoregon.edu

UO Fandangueros
UO Fandangueros is a student organization dedicated to teaching the music and dance of southern Mexico called son jarocho. We provide bilingual instruction in how to play traditional instruments like the jarana and guitarra de son, traditional dance (zapateado) and choreography, and the poetic and lyrical tradition of the genre.  We teach music and dance not so much for stage performance, but instead for the traditional participatory experience known as the fandango. Our goal in teaching participatory Mexican music is to promote an understanding of Mexico’s diverse cultural heritage, promote Spanish language use on campus, and create community through uniting students and non-students under one roof.
Email: uofandangueros@gmail.com

UO SACNAS exists to create a supportive scientific community at the University of Oregon. SACNAS stands for Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science; however, our goal is to encourage students of all backgrounds to pursue a career in any STEM field. We are here to help you in anyway that we can!
Email: mamezcua@uoregon.edu

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