From Portland you have fairly close access to so many landscapes (forests, mountains, ocean, desert, etc.) and for someone like me who craves adventure, it’s super exciting. I’ve also never been to a place that takes its desserts so seriously, but I have had some of the best ice cream in my life here in Portland!

Juan Carlos Archila
World Languages | Chicago, Illinois
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Working with IME this year as a peer education coordinator has taught me so many skills. I have learned about public speaking and networking skills with faculty and students. IME has also given me a community that surrounds me with love and support.

Sabrina Murray
Sociology and Anthropology | University Place, Washington
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Our office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement will give you a place to be seen and heard, and to challenge norms.


First-generation students, students of color, and allies find a solid community of support and empowerment led by the Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement (IME). IME is dedicated to helping historically marginalized and underrepresented students achieve academic success and become critically conscious and inclusive leaders.

Programming includes the Great Expectations retreat during New Student Orientation, mentorship and peer education programs throughout the year, Wokeshops, and more.