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The primary mission of Diversity and College Access (DCA) is to improve the retention and graduation rates for African American, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Latinx, Native American and LGBTQ+ students. DCA connects these students to on and off campus resources and supports pre-college programs for low-income, first generation and academically at-risk high school students.


To provide a safe space for all students.


In addition to the main DCA Office, DCA houses four centers which include the Multicultural Resource Center, the Queer Resource Center, the Native American Center, and the Student Success Center. All four centers provide a welcoming space for everyone!
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The Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) at UWSP is designed to meet the specific needs of students from traditionally underrepresented groups. The MRC provides students with academic and social opportunities, seeking to encourage the success of UWSP’s Asian American, African American, and Latina/Latino/Latinx students.
Two people standing on a LGBTQ+ themed crosswalk in front of the Dreyfus University Center.

Queer Resource Center

The Queer Resource Center (QRC) strives for the comprehensive support, education, and empowerment of LGBTQ+ Identifying Students, Staff, and Faculty at UWSP. Their outreach and scope provides resources to the Central Wisconsin community connected to our branch campuses. All are welcome to take advantage of the center’s free printing, lounge area, books, movies, personal care products, and much more!
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Native American Center

The Native American Center (NAC) supports and develops cultural programs on campus while building community for our Native students. These initiatives encourage the revitalization of Indigenous cultures and languages while providing a tether to Indigenous students who are away from their home and families. The NAC connects indigenous students to resources and encourages personal and professional development while fostering appreciation for their Indigenous identity and culture.

Student Success Center

Fostering Success Program, LEAD Program

The Student Success Center houses two important programs within the Diversity and College Access Department: Fostering Success and LEAD Summer Bridge Program.
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For high school students interested in a pre-college program, English for College or Upward Bound might be the right fit for you!


LEAD is a summer bridge program that is focused on increasing first-year undergraduate students’ sense of belonging at UWSP. The program is aimed at providing a supportive community that promotes student success by getting first-year undergraduate students ahead and ready to start their college careers. It focusses on campus resources, transitioning into college, student success skills, social and enrichment activities, and the development of future campus leaders.

A student studying in the Multicultural Resource Center.


Undergraduate students can fund their education through the Lawton grant. Graduate students should review the Advanced Opportunity Program Fellowship to further fund their education.

The Noel Compass Scholarship (NCS) is a privately funded scholarship established to encourage and reward academic achievement, leadership, and citizenship for students from Wisconsin high schools attending UW-Stevens Point (UWSP). For questions about the NCS, please contact Scott West at

Branch Campus Locations

Wausau and Marshfield Campuses

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Multicultural Resource Center

UW-Stevens Point at Wausau

The purpose of the Multicultural Resource Center is to educate, promote and provide services to build a supportive environment in which all students can develop a better understanding and appreciation for the multiculturalism in our community and beyond. For more information, please call 715-261-6353.

Center for Inclusive Excellence

UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield

The Inclusive Excellence Institute strives to provide leaders at all levels with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to foster inclusive, sustainable environments in their workplaces, organizations and social networks. For more information, please call 715-389-6537.

Stevens Point campus drone photo in fall.


Whether it is a specific incident of hate or bias, or an unfair policy or practice on campus, we want to hear about it! Please use the following forms so we can help make our campus community a more inclusive and safe space for all. Your experiences matter to us! If you are ever a victim, a firsthand witness, or heard of an incident of hate/bias secondhand, please complete a confidential Hate/Bias Incident Report.


Headshot of Samantha Samreth, Director of Diversity and College Access.

Samantha Samreth

  • Director, Diversity and College Access
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Diversity and College Access
Headshot of Bridget Victorey, Office Manger of Diversity and College Access.

Bridget Victorey

  • Office Manager, Diversity and College Access
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Diversity and College Access

Xōchipilli Bustamante

  • Queer Resource Center Coordinator
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Diversity and College Access
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Rachel Davis

  • Native American Center Coordinator
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Diversity and College Access

Susan Schotanus

  • Multicultural Resource Center Coordinator

Eddie Goldston

  • Student Services Coordinator
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Headshot of Judy Young, Upward Bound Director.

Judy Young

  • Upward Bound Director
Upward Bound Program
Headshot of Pa Chee Thao, Interim Upward Bound Academic Coordinator.

Pa Chee Thao

  • Upward Bound Program Advisor
Upward Bound Program
Headshot of Cindy Jordan, Upward Bound Administrative Assistant.

Cindy Jordan

  • Upward Bound Administrative Assistant
Upward Bound Program
We would like to recognize that the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point occupies the lands of the Ho Chunk and Menominee people. Please take a moment to acknowledge and honor this ancestral Ho Chunk and Menominee land, and the sacred lands of all indigenous peoples.