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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:

Online Resources

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


K-12 Outreach

Each summer, the Russ College invites high school students of color to our Athens campus to experience hands-on workshops in various engineering and technology disciplines, tour our facilities, and interact with our faculty and students.

This gives you a chance to tour camps and the Russ College facilities, ask questions about what it’s like to study engineering and technology, and work up-close with engineering and technology tools like our 3D printers, robotics lab, nanotechnology studio, and fluid dynamics lab.


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 Deb McAvoy at macavoy@ohio.edu or 740.593.1468.