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Multicultural Resource Center (MRC)

 

IMPORTANT: All Penn State classes will be held remotely for the rest of the spring 2020 semester.  

The Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) is also operating remotely during this time. 

If you need assistance, please e-mail us at MRC@psu.edu with a ‘detailed’ description of your situation (provide your name and PSU user id). 

You can also email your MRC counselor directly.

Some things to consider:

  • Keep updated on all the important Penn State news regarding the coronavirus
  • Download the Penn State Go app for updates.
  • Make sure that you are following your professors’ instructions to maintain the appropriate level of classwork necessary to successfully pass your classes


See our
MRC Listing for important information and resources for this period of remote learning!

MRC counselors are here for you!


The Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) provides individual counseling and educational services for undergraduate multicultural students at University Park and assists students in meeting the challenges associated with education and attaining a degree at a major research institution.  MRC counselors work with students on a variety of issues, and the staff is dedicated to helping students succeed and graduate from Penn State.

What does the MRC do for students?

MRC staff act as advocates for students in dealing with the complex makeup of a large university. They are eager to meet and talk with students. Any issue important to students is important to MRC counselors.



For instance, if you have personal concerns or an issue related to the University, MRC can help you. More specifically, MRC staff work with students in a variety of areas including:

  • University policies, procedures, and regulations;
  • Study skills, time management, and test-taking strategies;
  • Obtaining free tutorial assistance;
  • Interpersonal relationships with peers and family, conflict resolution, and other personal matters;
  • Careers, internships, graduate and professional school, education abroad, and job opportunities;
  • Assistance with questions on financial aid, scholarships, and money management; Educational programming, including study groups and seminars; and
  • Assisting targets of bias motivated incidents so they might find quick resolution and attain their educational goals.

How do MRC counselors differ from academic advisers?

MRC counselors work with students in many areas; however, they do not provide the primary assistance for making up students' class schedules, as academic advisers do. Although MRC counselors can give additional insight into course selections, their focus is in helping students develop skills and strategies that lead to success in graduation and beyond.

How can students meet their MRC counselor?

Students may stop by 220 Grange Building or call 814-865-1773 to make an appointment or speak with their counselor. It is important to make contact as early in the semester as possible.