Multicultural Student Services (MSS) provides a comprehensive support program that consists of academic planning, counseling, mentoring, leadership development, and dynamic cross-cultural experiences to ensure the successful transition to college and completion of a college degree or certificate.

This office offers additional support to students who may be experiencing academic challenges, having difficulty adjusting to the college environment, or just need a little extra support. Our experienced advisors and our wide variety of workshops and activities provide something beneficial for all students.


  1. Assist students with academic planning and guidance to successfully complete college courses and achieve students’ academic goals.
  2. Involve students in dynamic cross-cultural experiences to increase cultural competence and cultural appreciation.
  3. Develop leadership skills through participation in leadership activities and programs.

Men of Excellence


The purpose of the Men of Excellence programs is to assist in the successful transition of men of color into the collegiate environment. There are three pillars that guide the operation of the program: Support, Development, and Involvement. Students are supported through one on one meetings with professional staff members and peer mentors to allow time for goal setting, academic monitoring, and social support. Leadership skills are developed for MOE participants through study hall, participation in leadership activities, and community service opportunities. Lastly, students are encouraged to get involved through various campus lectures, exposure to campus resources, and our networking events with faculty/staff, and community leaders.


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Women of Excellence


The purpose of the Women of Excellence programs is to assist in the successful transition of women of color into the collegiate environment. The mission of the Women of Excellence is dedicated to the strategic retention and advancement of women of color by creating and maintaining an environment that creates leaders, increases critical thinking skills, and advocates for women of color in all aspects of their collegiate process.


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Partnership to Achieving Student Success (PASS)


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PASS is a yearlong comprehensive support program that provides new and incoming students with transitional and academic support during their first year of college. This program is intended to foster academic success for students who have:

  • Placement into one or more supportive/college-readiness courses and/or 
  • Those who may have test exemptions but would like support during their first year of college.

It features four distinct services: summer bridge academy, college success workshops, a winter bridge program, and academic advising support.

Application deadline is July 19, 2021.



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Multicultural Student Services Career Program Scholarship

The office of Multicultural Student Services (MSS) at Frederick Community College is now accepting applications for scholarships to assist in supporting educational costs for students in Career Programs.

To be eligible for the scholarship you must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Speak English as a second language and/or demonstrate an economic disadvantage.
  • Be enrolled in a career program at FCC.


For more information, contact us at: [email protected].



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Eugene Smith

Assistant Director, Multicultural Student Services
Student Center (H-103A)


Alijah M. Gee

PASS Coordinator, Multicultural Student Services
Student Center (H-103B)


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Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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