Multicultural Advising Services

Multicultural Advising Services

The Multicultural Advising Services (MAS) Program in the Multicultural Retention Services department offers general academic support to students who are first-generation, low-income and from diverse and multicultural backgrounds. The program will aid you throughout your college experience by providing general academic advising, connections with a diverse and multicultural on-campus community, and referrals to campus and community resources. The MAS Program is for students who are not currently enrolled in one of the following DMSS transition programs: ACCESS, Diversity Scholars, GANAS, NATIONS, Empower, or SSS-TRIO.


  • Low-income (federally defined) and/or;
  • First-generation (neither parents has a 4-year college degree from a U.S university) and/or;
  • From a diverse and/or multicultural background;
  • Undergraduate Student (completing first bachelor’s degree);
  • New or Continuing Student at PSU not currently enrolled in a DMSS transition program. 
  • Students enrolled in the MAS Program will receive the following services: 

Designated DMSS advisor

  • General academic advising
  • Assistance setting goals and creating academic plans
  • Assistance navigating and transitioning to PSU
  • Various workshops
  • Informed of cultural DMSS programs & events
  • Referrals to on and off campus resources
  • Access to the DMSS computer lab

All students who apply to the MAS program will receive an intake appointment to discuss program details.Please note: Students who apply to this program are require to meet with an assigned Multicultural Retention Services advisor at least twice per year to be eligible to receive the above services.