Multicultural Services

“Sometimes we wanna go, where everybody knows your naaaaame!” That song has been stuck in my head all week as I prepared to write this blog post. However I am not talking about Cheers, not even the Cheerful Tortoise. I am speaking of a place that I call home here on campus, the PSU Diversity

and Multicultural Student Services also known as the DMSS.

With people like Melanie Dixon, Sherie Guess, Perla Pinedo, and all the other wonderful advisors and workers in their offices, anybody would feel at home. It is always nice to hear someone say, “good morning DeLon,” when I walk into the office. That always makes my day. I am sure many other students have similar experiences as well.

The DMSS is not only a place where multicultural students can feel welcome; it also offers a massive amount of resources such as scholarships, advising, job/internship opportunities, mentor programs, computer lab, and many other support services for multicultural students.

I can honestly say that the DMSS is a place where everybody knows my name. I am thankful for all the services they provide for my fellow students and me in order to be successful here at Portland State. If it were not for the opportunity to work with the DMSS and its advisors, I would be a student lost in the sauce here on campus.

10 thoughts on “Multicultural Services

  1. You are AMAZING! I am so PROUD of you and it has been a pleasure to know your name. 🙂 I am so glad that you feel supported and sharing your academic expereiences with PSU community. Now, that’s what building community is all about. Keep inspiring others!


    1. Didn’t know you were such a strong writer. I’m very honored to have met you and the boys and I respect what you guys do 🙂

  2. Thank you for giving MAJOR props to the DMSS family. I feel you on stating the importance of being part of a community that not only knows your name, but can properly pronounce it as well. Much love.

  3. HEY DeLon! I had no idea you have a blog, thanks to Melanie’s email I know about it now. I should be studying for midterms coming up but here I am immersed in your readings. You bring MANY FAMILIAR college-life aspects to the table. Reading your blogs, it feels nice to know that others feel the same about things like spending a very good portion of your life at school. And as important as sleep is, I have to say that there is not enough time in the day to get what you want done so you have to decrease sleep time. Keep up the good work. Your contribution to PSU is evident here. Post more videos and maybe do a little something on ACCESS 🙂 See you soon rockstar!

  4. Thank you all. I appreciate the feedback. It is very important to build a community here at PSU, even though we are a “commuter school” it can still be done. Stay Tuned…..

  5. @Jaime, yeah bro we are all very lucky to have resources like the DMSS and the MCC to go and be ourselves and celebrate diversity.
    @Zatuni, not only knows your name but can pronounce it too, thats great. I am glad you enjoyed the post.
    @Kaltuma, I appreciate you taking the time out of your day to get on PSU Chronicles. That is exactly why we are here, for all of you to take time from your busy schedules and see what is going on around campus. You are right about sleep tho, if I have learned anything in college they are that sleep and time are valuable to getting the most out of school. Rockstar? I like the way that sounds lol see you soon lovely.

  6. Thank for posting this!!!!! For me personally, it’s an inspiration for me to read this!! Thank’s DeLon!!!

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