• Signature Programs and Leadership Opportunities


  • The MDRC provides a variety of opportunities for our community to develop leadership skills and opportunities to engage on campus. Join one of our many programs to build community with other students, staff, faculty, and community members at MHCC. Together, we engage in a community of learning and collaboration to provide opportunities for members of MHCC to thrive.

    Social Justice Advocates

    The Social Justice Advocates program is a year-long, cohort-based initiative facilitated through the Multicultural & Diversity Resource Center, which provides participants with an educational background on social inequalities, skill development in facilitating conversations about diversity and inclusion, and skill development in designing and implementing campus-wide projects for social change.

    To increase cross-collaboration among our community, the program is open to all students, staff, faculty, and community members passionate about creating social change on the MHCC campus to better support our community of varying needs and backgrounds. Participants will learn to assess the needs of their campus and develop strategies for meaningful change on campus.

    Social Justice Advocates meet once a week for one hour throughout Fall, Winter, and Spring terms to learn together, build community, and collaborate on projects.

    Requirements:

    • The program is open to all MHCC students, staff, faculty, and community members
    • Participants must be able to commit to meeting once a week for one hour the entire year (Fall, Winter, Spring), as well as fulfilling other program expectations
    • Students: Must have and maintain a 2.5 G.P.A.

    For any other questions, contact:

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    Ernesto Vasquez, M.A.
    Multicultural & Diversity Resource Center Coordinator
    Ernesto.vasquez@mhcc.edu

    Interested in applying for the Social Justice Advocate Program? Apply here!

    Applications are currently open for the inaugural 20-21 cohort and will close March 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

    The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

    The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is dedicated to supporting the success of underrepresented students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors. With support from the National Science Foundation and Portland State University Provost's Office, the program provides activities, events, and opportunities for students at local community colleges in partnership with PSU. As a LSAMP participant, students will meet like-minded peers and receive support from the community to achieve their academic, personal, and professional goals.

    Mt. Hood Community College students will work with a community college liaison from Portland State University, receiving individual support in their transfer process and continuous support throughout their time at PSU. Once participants transfer to or co-enroll with PSU, they will have access to the LSAMP center and other shared spaces.

    Requirements:

    • Must be a student in a STEM track (Science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or architecture)
    • Must be a student working on transferring to or co-enrolling at Portland State University
    • Must be from a traditionally underrepresented background, including: African American/Black, Latino/a/x, Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander, or Hawaiian Native

    For more information about the LSAMP program, visit https://www.pdx.edu/lsamp/home

    For any other questions, contact:

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    Ayumi Giampietro, M.S.
    Community College Liaison
    Ayumi3@pdx.edu

    Interested in applying for the LSAMP program? Apply here!

    Multicultural Student Graduation

    The Multicultural Student Graduation is a ceremony hosted by the Multicultural & Diversity Resource Center, which recognizes and honors the various backgrounds represented at Mt. Hood Community College in their achievements. The Multicultural Student Graduation is an initiative of significant importance as it aims to recognize and honor often disenfranchised communities in their commitment to and success within the education system. The Multicultural Student Graduation provides an opportunity for students of diverse backgrounds to take pride in their identities and celebrate with their campus and familial communities. During the ceremony, students will be recognized with a certificate of appreciation.

    The term multicultural spans a wide variety of identities. In addition to race and ethnicity, multicultural backgrounds can include gender, sexual orientation, family structure, religion, varying abilities, and anything else that makes each person an individual. The Multicultural Student Graduation is open to all students graduating with any MHCC Associate degree, those transferring to another college or university, are completing a certificate program, or are completing their GED. Each individual may determine for themselves if they identify as a multicultural student.

    MHCC’s inaugural 2020 Multicultural Student Graduation will be held on May 29, 2020 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

    Requirements:

    • Must be a student graduating with any MHCC Associate degree, transferring to another college or university, completing a certificate program, or completing their GED

    For any other questions, contact:

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    Ernesto Vasquez, M.A.
    Multicultural & Diversity Resource Center Coordinator
    Ernesto.vasquez@mhcc.edu

    Interested in registering for the 2020 Multicultural Student Graduation? Register here!

    Participation is free but does require registration. Please register by April 6, 2020 if you are planning on attending.