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"Thank you for visiting the website of the Center for Academic Support and Diversity (CASD), located in the Campus Center for Equity and Diversity at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh." We welcome you to view all links associated to this department as we pride ourselves in offering top of the line services to students.

The mission of CASD is to provide academic and student support services which assist in the recruitment, enrollment, retention and graduation of multicultural (African American, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino American, Hmong American and Native American) and eligible first-generation, low-income students. Through its PreCollege Programs, CASD also assists middle and high school students in their preparation for college. CASD offers cultural educational, social and recreational activities and specialized services to enhance students' academic and personal development and adjustment to the campus environment. It also provides cultural enrichment opportunities for Oshkosh and surrounding communities.

CASD consists of four units: Multicultural Retention Programs, Student Support Services, PreCollege Programs and the Multicultural Education Center. In fulfilling the mission of the University, all of the units under CASD are committed to providing educational opportunities for all students, especially racial and cultural groups including first-generation college students.

CASD offers an array of programs and services that include academic advising, multicultural advising/counseling, specialized tutoring, forums/seminars/workshops, mentoring, cultural programs/events and referral to other on/off campus departments/ organizations. We highly encourage all students to engage in and take advantage of our many programs and services.

The staff members in CASD are characterized as distinguished professionals with extensive experience working with diverse populations in higher education. They understand the complexity of students' cross-cultural and academic experiences as it relates to diversity, equity and inclusivity. Thus, they provide a comprehensive and effective approach in addressing the needs of student to ensure retention and graduation.

As the CASD interim assistant vice chancellor/director, I personally thank you for visiting the Center for Academic Support and Diversity website. For more information, please feel free to contact anyone of the CASD members and/or departments.


- Irma Burgos

by Reineck, Allison A last modified Jul 23, 2012 11:31 AM