A number of financial aid opportunities are available to members of historically underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups.
ACT 101 Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
The ACT 101 Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides support and opportunities for success to students traditionally under-represented in higher education.
The Multi-Cultural Council (MCC) is a student organization that serves as a liaison between the Student Government Association and other registered student organizations comprised of underrepresented groups.
MCC promotes awareness, understanding and appreciation of these historically underrepresented groups, including, but not limited to, the Asian Student Organization (ASO), the Association of Black Collegians (ABC), the Human Relations Programming Council (HRPC), the International Student Organization (ISO), the Irish American Society (IAS), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the Organization of African Students (OAS), the Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS), the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Trigon (a gay/lesbian/bisexual support group), and Women Today.
MCC acts as an advisory organization designed to promote unity and cooperation among its member organizations. MCC assists in the coordination of such events as The Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration, Hispanic and Black History Months, and many other programs.
Multicultural Resource Center
The Multicultural Resource Center is a suite of offices housing many of the member groups of the Multi-Cultural Council (MCC). Housed on the first floor of the Reed Union Building, the center serves as a central repository of diversity-related materials and information. The center meets a variety of student needs by: providing a central meeting/resource area for students who participate in MCC member organizations; making diversity-related materials available to students; and demonstrating support for people of differing cultures and from historically underrepresented groups.
Minority College Experience
The Minority College Experience program offers students of color or economically disadvantaged students the opportunity to explore their options in higher education and examine possible career -paths. If you’re African American, Asian American, Hispanic, or Native American male or female – you may be able to enroll in a free college credit course related to any of Penn State Behrend’s thirty-four majors. This program is also available to economically disadvantaged students from any ethnic background. The program offers you the opportunity to interact with college students, professors, administrators and professionals through a variety of workshops and field trips.