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Multicultural Outreach

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We offer several programs to multicultural students to improve access, aid transition, and retain students from groups traditionally underrepresented in engineering and technology. You’ll receive academic advising and advocacy, tutoring, and professional mentoring to help ensure your success.

Learn more about our multicultural outreach programs and resources:

Professional Organizations

While the Russ College offers local programs for resident students, many organizations and resources are available for both resident and online students, often including networking, mentoring, and professional development opportunities to help you stand out from other graduates. Some of these organizations include:

  • National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE)
    The National Society of Black Engineer is one of the largest student organizations in the world. It is 501c3 non-profit organization. Its members consists of professions in STEM areas ranging from late middle school to professional careers. NSBE is a space for students of color to come together and navigate post-secondary education, find jobs and careers, and connect with other students and professionals like themselves. NSBE at OU will connect students with faculty members that are here to support them and bring advice and wisdom. We not only serve people of color but all who would like to witness the number of culturally black individuals succeed. 

    OHIO Chapter President: Akwesi Lamptey
    Faculty Advisor: Damilola Daramola,
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  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
    The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) is the largest association in the nation for Hispanics in STEM.  Our top priority is providing a diverse and cultured environment for studying engineers to thrive. Our students plan and participate in fun activities and projects. One of which is an experiential learning project, still in the works. Our values are familia, service, education and resilience.  We are building a diverse and inclusive membership geared towards STEM education and dedicated to continuous improvement and renewal to help our members grow as individuals, students, leaders, and future engineers.

    Chapter President: Hannah Prante,
    Faculty Advisor: Jesús Pagán,


Russ College alumni offer their assistance in several areas to encourage prospective engineering students to attend Ohio University. Through mentorships, hometown recruiting, career field advising, and working with students in the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), our Multicultural Engineering Alumni Network supports students and their families.

Want to be an alumni mentor? Contact Associate Dean for Academics David Juedes.