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Multicultural Education and Resource Center

The Multicultural Education and Resource Center partners with students, faculty, staff and alumni to build a vibrant, stimulating and safe learning community where cultural diversity is highly valued, differences are respected and people from all cultures and backgrounds flourish.

MERC is closed until April 13th for our employees' health and safety, per Executive Order.
If you need printing services, please call the Dean of Student's Office at (906) 227-1700 for assistance.
If you want to talk to Shirley, the Associate Director, please call her at (906) 249-5406.
Gender Fair Rescheduled
April 16th, 11am - 3pm
Jamrich Lobbies
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Scholarships

There are several non-need based scholarships available for qualified Native American Students. 
Click here to view all available scholarships. 
Applications close on March 31, 2020

Graduate Horizons

Graduate Horizons is a competitive graduate/professional school admissions workshop for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian college students and graduates.

Check out the requirements and application process. 
Deadline is April 3, 2020.  

                                                                                          Graduate Study Opportunity


TRANS Lifeline Suicide Prevention
Trans Lifeline
Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Our vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid. To call the lifeline please call (877) 565-8860. Click here to learn more about Trans Lifeline's Mission.




2019 UNITED Conference
Did you miss any presentation during the 14th annual UNITED Conference?  Want to re-watch or see any of this year's presentations?  You are in luck.  Click here and you can watch them all.  

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Smudging Policy
Click here for the Dean of Students Office procedure to request exemption of dangerous materials and open flame

Free Community Meal
Hungry? The Messiah Lutheran Church provides a free community meal the first Wednesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. Messiah Luterhan Church is located at the corner of Magnetic and 4th Street. More information on other community meals.

Transgender Coming Out
Your child is transgender, and it is okay video.  Connor O'keefe addresses transgender children coming out to their parents.

<a href="http://www.nmu.edu/multiculturaledandres/jump-start">Jump Start</a> is designed to improve retention rates of academically and economically disadvantaged students through academic and career workshops and networking opportunities. Congratulations to the Future Faculty Fellowship Recipients. Leora Lancaster, Kendra Klein, Jenna Behnke, Daniel Mitchell<a href="http://www.nmu.edu/multiculturaledandres/gear-upcollege-day-newsletter">GEAR UP</a> is designed to significantly increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary education, by promoting academic excellence through a variety of locally designed and innovative early intervention services. Receive funding from the PresidentNemnet minority recruitment is a national resource organization that works in the recruitment of teachers, administration and coaches of color. <a href="https://www.nemnet.com/index.aspx">Learn more.</a> <a href="www.integrysgroup.com">Integrys Energy Group</a> has various open positions. Visit its <a href="http://www.wecenergygroup.com/careers/index.htm">career page</a> to apply and receive more information on available positions.

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Presentations Available

The Multicultural Education and Resource Center has presentations available for students and faculty alike to reference. An advocate for the rights of people of ALL orientations and genders to live safely, openly and with full legal equality.

Multicultural Education and Resource Center3001 Hedgcockmerc@nmu.edu906-227-1554