Our Mission:

MCAE Kick Off Ambassadors 2019

The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence prioritizes the academic lives of students from historically marginalized backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree within the context of a predominantly White campus.

We develop and implement student success initiatives and engagement opportunities that provide skills and interventions for faculty, staff, and students to be wholly supported as they navigate predominantly White academic spaces.

Many students have stated that they feel welcomed, supported, and validated at Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence. Some of the programs and services offered focus on:

Community & Outreach 

  • MCAE Kick-Off is a two-day early immersion event designed to assist first-year students of color, indigenous students and first-generation students in successfully transitioning to the University of Minnesota.

Student Success

  • Tutoring in a variety of subjects including writing, languages (Korean, Spanish, Ojibwe, Dakota, etc.), biology, math, business, and other subjects. Students may drop in at any time and there is no time limit.  


  • Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are interest-and/or identity-specific residence halls/floors designed to provide students with integrated experiences in both academic and social learning through faculty/staff involvement.


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