Multicultural, American Indian and Retention Services

As a unit under the Dean of Students in Student Affairs, Multicultural, American Indian and Retention Services (previously known as Multicultural Affairs), promotes the academic success of historically underrepresented incoming, current and graduating students by providing retention programming and a wide range of services that includes advocacy and educational planning.

Students are assisted and supported by the culturally-sensitive staff. The services are designed to enrich the academic and social experience of students while also connecting them to university and relevant community resources. If you are interested in our services, please call us to make an appointment.

Scholarship Opportunity for Students of Mexican Ancestry

IME-BECAS Scholarship

$1,225 scholarship is offered in partnership with Metropolitan State University and the Mexican Consulate’s Institute of Mexicans Abroad (IME-BECAS)

Eligibility Requirements for (IME-BECAS) Scholarship:                                                         

  1. Must be currently enrolled for fall 2020 at the time of application as a degree-seeking undergraduate student at Metropolitan State University
  2. Must demonstrate financial need – NO FAFSA REQUIREMENT
  3. Must demonstrate Mexican origin/ancestry either through birth or family background – SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED 
  4. Must be in good academic standing and have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.50 (or Transfer GPA newly transferred students)
  5. Must attend IME-BECAS Award Ceremony tentatively scheduled in late October 2020
  6. Scholarship recipients must participate in check-in meetings and provide academic progress update, etc.

Application Materials and Process:

  • Submit an essay/personal statement in English (no more than two pages) describing financial need, academic goals, leadership interests, family background, and reasons applicant should receive this award
  • Include current or most recent unofficial college transcript(s) from Metropolitan State University or transfer institution(s) for new, first time students enrolled
  • Submit completed application materials no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Go to the IME-BECAS APPLICATION* to apply.

*The application is available in other formats upon request

For questions please contact, Karina Moreno, student success coordinator for Latinx and Undocumented Students, at

You may also find information about general immigration resources on our website.

Women's and LGBTQ Student Services

The Women's and LGBTQ Student Resource Center provides safe spaces for all members of the Metropolitan State University community.

Veteran Services

academic and support services or veterans and military students and their families

Veteran Services

Programs and support for veterans and students connected to the military.

African and African American Support Services

Services that facilitate the academic success of incoming, current and graduating African and African American students.

American Indian Student Services

Support and programs for the academic, personal and professional success of American Indian students.

Asian American Student Services

Helping Asian-American students balance life and education to persist and graduate.