Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement?
The Office of Multicultural Student Engagement (OMSE) was created in December 2010 to provide academic, social and cultural programs to support the personal and professional growth of first generation college students and students of color.
Our office is located in Krauss Hall, Office 205. Our hours are 8:30am-5:00pm. Feel free to contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (708) 209-3124.
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Please learn more about OMSE by reading the frequently asked questions below.
What is STARS?
STARS stands for Students Together Are Reaching Success. The primary purpose of this program is to promote academic and personal growth for first generation college students. You are considered a first generation college student if neither parent nor guardian has completed a bachelor’s degree,
Who can participate in the STARS program?
- STARS participants, referred to as STARS Mentees, are new freshman and transfer students who are enrolled at Concordia Participants may be full-time or part-time students, commuters or residential students.
How do I sign up?
Once you have been admitted and submitted your enrollment deposit, please complete this application.
What are the benefits of being in the STARS program?
Who are STARS Mentors and how are they chosen?
A STARS Mentors are sophomores, juniors and seniors at CUC. They will serve as a guide in your transition from high school to college.. STARS Mentors have proven themselves as leaders inside and outside of the classroom. They must also maintain a 2.7 or higher GPA to highlight their commitment to their education.
What events does the STARS Program host?
STARS Mentors plan one activity each month during the fall semester for their Mentees. They are a mixture of social and academic activities to help you get acclimated to college life.
Can I be involved in STARS beyond my freshmen year?
Yes you can! Your STARS experience is not limited to your freshmen year. The services that are offered through the program and OMSE are available to students throughout their time at Concordia. After your freshmen year, you can apply to to be a STARS Mentor.
How much does all of this cost?
The STARS program is absolutely free and completely voluntary. This program exists solely for your benefit. The University encourages you to take advantage of all the opportunities STARS has to offer. By participating in the program, your experience as a Concordia student will get off to a great start.