Portland Community College ROOTS Program

Cascade SSB 301 | Program Director: Claire Oliveros, Ph.D. | Admin. Assistant: David Mosley | 971-722-5752 | FAX: 971-722-5699

Sylvania CC 225 | Program Director: Michele Cruse | Project Assistant: Juanita Lognion | 971-722-8195 | FAX: 971-722-4698

2010 Sylvania ROOTS Graduates

Welcome to PCC's ROOTS Program, a federally-funded TRiO program dedicated to helping students at Portland Community College achieve their educational goals.

Our aim is to help low income, first generation students and students with disabilities stay in school, transfer to other
colleges or universities and/or graduate from PCC.

We provide:

  • individualized academic advising
  • free classes and tuition waivers
  • personal financial aid assistance
  • assistance with career planning
  • assistance with scholarship searches & applications
  • support to transfer to a four-year institution
  • free admission & transportation to cultural events
  • free visits to local colleges & universities
  • referrals to various tutor centers
  • peer mentoring
  • and much more!

The program also gives students the opportunity to meet other students who are striving for success. There is no charge for services provided to students through the ROOTS Program. Drop by our office for more information.

What's Next?

  1. Visit the ROOTS admission page and make sure you qualify for the program.
  2. The Sylvania ROOTS Program is currently accepting for 2014-15 year. Applications for Fall 2014 are now being accepted. On the Sylvania Campus: attend a ROOTS Information Session held every Thursday at noon in Sylvania Library 204 or stop by the Sylvania ROOTS office at Sylvania Campus CC 225. (campus map & info).
  3. Cascade ROOTS applications are only available at the information session. On the Cascade Campus: attend a ROOTS Information Session held the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in the Cascade Orientation Center SSB 201 (formerly START Lab). Or for more information, stop by the Cascade ROOTS office at the Cascade Campus, SSB 301 (campus map & info).