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The Multicultural Center for Academic Success

Overview

The Multicultural Center for Academic Success (MCAS) is committed to maximizing the academic potential and holistic development of students by creating an inclusive, student-centered environment. By keeping academics first and foremost, MCAS strives to become a nationally recognized model for academic excellence and student success.

There are numerous ways for any student to participate and engage with MCAS including personal advising, leadership development opportunities, cultural diversity education, and cultural programming. Specifically, students can participate in the:

MCAS Summer Bridge Program (DDI Summer Experience)

This intensive four-week residential summer program that consists of 2 three-credit hour courses, developmental workshops, academic coaching, exposure to the Rochester area research, and community service programs. 

MCAS Scholars Program

A highly selective program uniquely designed for students to enhance the RIT experience through developing intellectual and ethical leadership skills, fostering a passion for educational excellence, and a commitment to the learning process throughout their time at RIT.

Destler/Johnson Rochester City Scholars Program

A program designed for high achieving Rochester City students, who are selected based on their academic achievements, leadership potential , and desire to make a difference in the RIT and surrounding community.

MCAS Coaching

A program that offers all MCAS students regular one-on-one coaching with an MCAS staff member. Students receive real time advice and suggestions, and are directly connected to resources that aim to support their academic excellence.

Vision Statement

To be a nationally recognized model for academic excellence and student success.

Mission Statement

To maximize the academic potential and holistic development of students by creating an inclusive, student centered environment.

Values

  • Family
  • Student Centeredness
  • Academic Excellence
  • Multiculturalism
  • Professional Excellence
  • Community Collaboration