Kalmekak Community Outreach provides and facilitates programs for pre-college students and families to promote a culturally diverse community and develop an understanding of higher education institutions. Additionally, Kalmekak supports and provides new students with resources to pursue their educational endeavors. Through culturally competent, educational, and informational orientations our mission is to promote an inclusive community.
In an effort to increase participation of students of Latina/o/x and Chicana/o/x and Indigenous background in the Oregon State University campus, at the end of April 1995, leaders from M.E.Ch.A, the Hispanic Student Union, student senators and individual students invited Oregon State University Officials to meet and acknowledge the progress and problems related with OSU's promotion of culture and racist sensitivity. As well as the provision of assistance and support to ethnic students, in particular those of Latino/a/x or Chicano/a/x and Indigenous/Pueblo background. At the beginning the pilot program was staffed by committed students on a voluntary basis. Now the pilot program has become Kalmekak Community Outreach Program.
Festivalito is an event which aims to build and foster community with an emphasis on higher education. It is used as a tool to recruit, retain, and inform underserved populations, particularly those who identify with the Latinx community, in a university setting.
Our kick off is used as an event that allows us to start off the year and inform individuals about our office initiative and the resources that we offer. It’s also used as a networking event that students get the chance to know other individuals that are part of the Diversity Cultural Engagement and know what they offer as well.
The Mexican Revolution event is geared towards honoring an important historical event in Mexico’s history. This is an interactive event where we inform students about Mexico’s history and have a discussion how it plays out in our culture today. During our event we enjoy a traditional Mexican dish as a way of immersing and connecting our audience even more into the Mexican culture.
Agents of Change Through Law (ACTL) is a program for Oregon State University (OSU) students, Linn Benton Community College (LBCC) students, high school students, and community members to help them prepare for and pursue careers in law field. The mission is to diversify the legal profession by empowering underrepresented students with the proper tools to be successful in the law school application process while fostering the importance of community initiative and engagement.
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2150 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM–2:00 PM