Welcome Cardinals!

Welcome Back! The Office of Multicultural Student Retention Programs and Services is excited to welcome students back onto campus!

We are aware that we are in an era where our students are being impacted by COVID-19, social unrest, and financial crises. MSRPS seeks to be a comfort and support to students during these challenging times. The MSRPS staff is available to meet with students via video chat, email, or in-person.

We will continue our mission to serve students through academic success, leadership development, and community engagement in a safe approach. Please email MSRPS at msrps@lamar.edu with any questions!

About Us

Diverse student group at Lamar University

The Office of Multicultural Student Retention Programs and Services (MSRPS) provides programming that embraces best practices in developing support programs for multicultural/underrepresented students, First-Generation, Black/African American, Hispanic/LatinX, and Conditionally Admitted students. Our office helps students navigate their transition from k-12 education to college; and from college to their professional careers. Our primary goal is to provide support initiatives to increase retention, persistence, and timely graduation.  

MSRPS provides academic, culturally-centered programs and initiatives in collaboration with campus support resources, faculty, staff, and administrators.  We present opportunities for students to engage in learning and to develop their transitional skills.  

Our Mission

The Office of Multicultural Student Retention Programs and Services' mission is to provide university-wide leadership in developing, implementing initiatives that promote multicultural student retention, persistence, and timely graduation. MSRPS achieves this by establishing partnerships with academic colleges, administrative departments, faculty, staff, and the campus community at Lamar University.

Our Values



We promote transitional skills to further develop students from college to professional careers.



We emphasize a holistic learning experience focused on experiential, academic, and cultural development.



We embrace the collective efforts of all Lamar University stakeholders to contribute to the learning experience of the student.

Lamar University Community


Our goals and objectives are achieved through the helping hands of our entire campus community.