For over 45 years the office of Multicultural Affairs has been seeking to improve access opportunities in higher education to students in traditionally underrepresented and underserved populations in Massachusetts. The program proudly implements successful programs such as Alternatives for Individual Development, Peer Mentors, a pre-college pipeline program, and the Third world Alliance, a student group on Worcester State’s campus.
Number of Students Served:
Worcester State University funds Upward Bound
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) works with students to make a successful transition to college by enhancing their current knowledge and skills. By focusing on the academic, personal, social, and financial adjustment to university we take a comprehensive approach to increasing the effectiveness and retention of first generation, low-income, or Asian, Latino, African, or Native American (ALANA) college students. The OMA creates a welcoming environment that caters to students and their distinct needs.
Managed by the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), Worcester State’s Upward Bound program seeks to encourage successful completion of high school by increasing students’ academic and personal development through reasoning, problem solving, and critical thinking. The program welcomes students who demonstrate the desire to succeed, an interest in going to college, and who are first-generation, low income, and/or ALANA students (African American, Latino, Asian, and Native American).
Increasing High School students’ academic and personal development
College and Postsecondary Planning:
High School (9-12):
Other (including military, workforce, vocational/trade school):