Multicultural Services

Multicultural Student Services, Community Engagement and Men of Color

Vision: MATC will be a local and national leader in graduating successful multicultural students who transform our school and our communities.

We are dedicated to serving multicultural students through recruitment and retention services.  The department promotes diversity and multicultural understanding at MATC and is responsible for implementing programs for multicultural student access and retention.

Our staff members are advocates for current and prospective multicultural and limited English proficient students.  The staff is concerned with helping students resolve educational, vocational, financial, and personal needs to help them successfully complete their program of study and graduate. The staff works with multicultural students on admissions, registration, class scheduling, financial aid issues and more.

Four offices comprise the Multicultural Student Services Department - African-American , American Indian, Asian American, and Hispanic. These offices are staffed with individuals who are culturally sensitive to the services needed by multicultural students.

We are located in Room M238 at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus. The phone number is 414-297-6968.

Bilingual Assistance 

Assistance for students who need help with bilingual communication is provided by the Multicultural Student Services located in Room M238 at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus.

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Communicacion Bilingue 
Asistencia para estudiantes que necesiten ayuda de comunicacion bilingue es proporcionada por el departmento de Multicultural Student Services, localizado en la oficina M238, Edificio Principal, Milwaukee, Telefonos (414) 297-6875.

More Information

African-American Student Services Office

African-American students comprise the largest minority group in the college. The African-American Office has two African-American Student Services Specialists. They work to make the college experience for black students positive. Case-management plays an important role in tracking the progress of minority students and in their retention. The Specialists help students apply for the Minority Retention Grant. 

Also, the African-American Office participates in cultural events throughout the school year such as Black History Month celebrations and culturally diverse activities with other ethnic groups.

In addition, the Minority Peer Mentoring program works out of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. This is a student service program that pairs new college students with successful students who are in their programs, have good grade-point averages, and are close to graduation. The staff works to make students feel comfortable and be successful.

For further information contact:

Jason Matthews
297-7947
matthewj@matc.edu

American Indian Student Services Office

aiss_logoThe American Indian Student Service Office is dedicated to serving American Indian students through recruitment and retention services leading to graduation. We provide many services to students attending any of the four MATC campuses including:

  • Admission assistance and program selection
  • Career exploration
  • Academic advising
  • Financial aid assistance including Tribal financial aid
  • Class scheduling
  • Student advocacy

The American Indian Student Services Office is located in Room M238 at MATC's Downtown Milwaukee Campus.

Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:45 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Friday 7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
After-hour appointments can be arranged.

For more information, contact:
Tanya Torres, Student Services Specialist
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Room M238
414-297-7692
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Native American Student Movement

For more information about the Native American Student Movement (NASM) student organization visit:
http://matcclubs.matc.edu/nasm/

Asian American Student Services Office

Help in choosing a program, enrolling at the college and much more is offered through the Asian Affairs Office. After enrollment, there will be a wide variety of supportive services to help you fulfill your educational goals. All services are delivered in the culturally sensitive, comfortable setting of the Asian Affairs Office. The office is staffed by a trilingual Student Services Specialist who speaks Hmong, Lao, and English. Among the services the office provides:

  • Understanding the college and its wide variety of programs and services
  • Assisting with the admissions, application, and registration
  • Assisting with financial aid application and process, including Minority Retention Grants for Hmong, Laotian, Vietnamese and Cambodian students
  • Help with registration
  • Academic guidance and advising throughout your enrollment at MATC
  • Referrals and interpretation of records and educational materials

Contact Der Vang in Room M238 at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus: 414-297-8321 or vangde@matc.edu

Hispanic Student Services Office

The Hispanic Affairs Office assists Hispanic students in a variety of ways, from choosing a program, registration, and in support services to help you reach your educational goals. All services are delivered in the culturally sensitive, comfortable setting of the Hispanic Affairs office.
The services provided to Hispanic students include:

  • Acquainting you with the college and its wide variety of programs and services
  • Help with admissions, financial aid information and application, and registration
  • Academic guidance and advising throughout your enrollment at MATC
  • Referrals and interpretation of records and educational materials
  • Placement into the English as a Second Language program
  • Crisis intervention for school-related problems

 
For more information please stop in Room M238 at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus or call Annabel Chavez at 414-297-6875, email chavezac@matc.edu.