Multicultural Student Affairs

The Office of Multicultural Student Initiatives (OMSI) advances Kettering University’s commitment to diversity by providing support services to enable multicultural students to make a smooth transition to campus life and engage in meaningful activities to promote their intellectual, social, emotional and professional development.

Programs and Services

OMSI ensures success for multicultural students through pre-college programs, academic services and support, collaboration with faculty, staff and leadership and various other services at the University.

Services provided include:

  • Tutoring 
  • Mentoring 
  • Scholarships
  • Recruitment 
  • Academic Advising 
  • Personal Counseling
  • Financial Counseling 
  • Career Counseling

Academic Excellence Workshops

Academic Excellence Workshops provide advanced group-learning techniques for technical subject mastery which incorporates problem sets that expand student capabilities beyond the normal curriculum. The workshops are a disciplined learning environment (versus a teaching environment) in which students demonstrate subject mastery to peers and learn test-taking skills. The workshops help develop communication skills regarding technical issues and the ability to work effectively in groups.

Academic Excellence Workshops are success oriented and aimed at high grades and no failing grades. Its supplemental learning experience is closely related to a specific technical course.

Academic Excellence Workshop Goals

  • Build an academic community among students, facilitators and faculty
  • Obtain a more complete mastery of material
  • Enhance technical communications skills
  • Increase ability to work as a team member

King-Chavez-Parks (KCP) Initiatives

The King-Chavez-Parks (KCP) Initiative Select Student Support Service (4-S) component established by the Michigan Legislature in 1986, the program goal is to increase the graduation rate of admitted Michigan residents who are academically and/or economically disadvantaged at point of admittance or during the matriculation process.

Eligibility Requirements
In order to receive services from KCP, students must be academically disadvantaged and/or economically disadvantaged.

Academically Disadvantaged Requirements

Incoming Freshmen

  • ACT Composite Score < 24
  • SAT Math Score < 600
  • Math Placement Score  < 17

Continuing Students

  • On Academic Warning/Probation
  • Freshman GPA < 2.5
  • Cumulative GPA below 2.0

Economically Disadvantaged Requirements

  • Pell eligible based on the FAFSA

Support Services for KCP Eligible Students

  • Academic Support Services
  • Advising/coaching
  • Tutoring
  • Supplemental instruction
  • Academic Excellence Workshops
  • Expanded Orientation Workshops
  • Leadership Development Workshops
  • Motivation Workshops
  • Organizational Structure Workshops

Maximizing Academic Growth in College

Maximizing Academic Growth in College (MAGIC) is part of the freshman orientation program focusing on academic success strategies. A significant segment is devoted to the benefits of collaborative learning and group study. Topics introduced include setting personal goals, seeking help from peers and professors, campus resources, time management, roommate issues, developing study skills and test taking. Personal development focuses on helping students realize their personal growth and development are dependent on obtaining a good understanding of themselves. Issues covered include academic and social motivation, general coping skills and being receptive to support services.

  • Academic Excellence Workshops

    Academic Excellence Workshops

    Academic Excellence Workshops provide advanced group-learning techniques for technical subject mastery which incorporates problem sets that expand student capabilities beyond the normal curriculum. The workshops are a disciplined learning environment (versus a teaching environment) in which students demonstrate subject mastery to peers and learn test-taking skills. The workshops help develop communication skills regarding technical issues and the ability to work effectively in groups.

    Academic Excellence Workshops are success oriented and aimed at high grades and no failing grades. Its supplemental learning experience is closely related to a specific technical course.

    Academic Excellence Workshop Goals

    • Build an academic community among students, facilitators and faculty
    • Obtain a more complete mastery of material
    • Enhance technical communications skills
    • Increase ability to work as a team member
  • King-Chavez-Parks (KCP) Initiatives

    King-Chavez-Parks (KCP) Initiatives

    The King-Chavez-Parks (KCP) Initiative Select Student Support Service (4-S) component established by the Michigan Legislature in 1986, the program goal is to increase the graduation rate of admitted Michigan residents who are academically and/or economically disadvantaged at point of admittance or during the matriculation process.

    Eligibility Requirements
    In order to receive services from KCP, students must be academically disadvantaged and/or economically disadvantaged.

    Academically Disadvantaged Requirements

    Incoming Freshmen

    • ACT Composite Score < 24
    • SAT Math Score < 600
    • Math Placement Score  < 17

    Continuing Students

    • On Academic Warning/Probation
    • Freshman GPA < 2.5
    • Cumulative GPA below 2.0

    Economically Disadvantaged Requirements

    • Pell eligible based on the FAFSA

    Support Services for KCP Eligible Students

    • Academic Support Services
    • Advising/coaching
    • Tutoring
    • Supplemental instruction
    • Academic Excellence Workshops
    • Expanded Orientation Workshops
    • Leadership Development Workshops
    • Motivation Workshops
    • Organizational Structure Workshops
  • Maximizing Academic Growth in College (MAGIC)

    Maximizing Academic Growth in College

    Maximizing Academic Growth in College (MAGIC) is part of the freshman orientation program focusing on academic success strategies. A significant segment is devoted to the benefits of collaborative learning and group study. Topics introduced include setting personal goals, seeking help from peers and professors, campus resources, time management, roommate issues, developing study skills and test taking. Personal development focuses on helping students realize their personal growth and development are dependent on obtaining a good understanding of themselves. Issues covered include academic and social motivation, general coping skills and being receptive to support services.

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