Ford Alumni Center
Giustina Ballroom
1720 E. 13th Ave.
UO campus
RSVP by Thursday, May 19 at:

Students of color and underrepresented students often undergo a process of academic acculturation to become successful in college. However, there needs to be a two-way process of academic acculturation, where professors learn to understand and support students from diverse backgrounds. A panel of faculty, staff, and students will lead a discussion of what faculty can do to make the learning environment more inclusive.


  • Patrick Phillips, Professor of Biology
  • Loren Kajikawa, Associate Professor of Musicology and Ethnomusicology
  • Rosa Chavez, Assistant Director, Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence
  • David To, Academic Advisor, Asian and Pacific Islander Student Retention Specialist, Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence
  • Michelle Nguyen, Undergraduate Student
  • AJ Dickson, Undergraduate Student