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McCarthy Center 504
Phone: 508-626-4645
Fax: 508-626-4087


Wednesday, 4/2
1:30pm – 2:15pm
Diversity Dialogue: Consent
Multicultural Center
FSU Health Center & SEALS lead a discussion about sexual consent.

Thursday, 4/3. 2:30pm.
Becoming Ever More Monstrous: Feeling Transgender In-Betweenness
North Hall Commons
Sonny Nordmarken, a transgender UMass Amherst graduate student, recently conducted an auto-ethnography. His work discusses society’s reaction to his gender transition through a sociological lens. He will be speaking about his journey with an emphasis on his research.

Friday, 4/4. 10:30am - 11:30am.
Diversity Dialogue: Socio-Economic Class in P-12 Schools
Multicultural Center
Education Professors James Cressy, May Hara and Kelly Ann Kolodny lead a discussion.

Monday, 4/7. 12pm – 2pm.
Sexual Assault Awareness Table
McCarthy Center Lobby
Learn about sexual assault prevention and consent.

Tuesday, 4/8. 1:30pm – 3pm
$tretch your student dollar: A free $alt financial workshop
Multicultural Center
Joanne Dashiell, MBA, leads a workshop that will teach you about student loans, scholarships & smart money decisions.

Relevant Advice & Mentoring for Multicultural Students


This mentoring program is designed to assist first year students of color in the achievement of academic and life skills. This will be accomplished through connections with the University in three distinct areas, academic excellence, interpersonal connections, and personal awareness.

  • Academic Excellence
    • Demonstrate habits that develop skills to enhance academic achievement.
    • Appreciate and achieve success as defined by the individual mentor teams.
    • Learn the value of a curriculum that includes general education well as major concentration requirements.
    • Eliminate the stigma associated with seeking outside academic assistance (ie. tutoring).
  • Commit to Interpersonal Connections and Social Involvement
    • Learn the value of involvement with the University outside the classroom through attending campus events, joining a club, participation in intramurals, etc.
    • Support the Campus Passport from the student's FSU Foundations class with an Involvement Plan that makes campus involvement intentional.
    • Learn to develop supportive friendships.
    • Understand the role and responsibility of student inside and outside the classroom.
    • Demonstrate appropriate behavior in academic and social settings.
  • Seek Personal Awareness
    • Explore a path to career and life success in way that incorporates unique individual experience, interests, passions, and expertise.
    • Ensure students accept individual responsibility for academic successes and failures.

Program Requirements

  • A positive attitude.
  • A willingness to learn.
  • Three face-to-face contacts with your mentor each month.
  • One session with all members of the program each month.
  • Blogging about your first year in the spring semester.

Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220