Touch the Future 2012-2013

A message for high school students:

   Think you might be interested in going to college, but not sure where you might start out? Join Pacific University's Touch the Future (TTF) program! Originally sponsored by the College of Education Diversity Committee and the COE Alumni Council, this program is now an initiative of the university’s newly established Office of Diversity. Touch the Future gives underrepresented minority students and other first generation college students a great place to begin their college search. School counselors are informed of all events – meet your counselor and stay informed. You can also contact us, please see the contact information below.

Middle school and high school educators:

   TTF provides an opportunity for Pacific University to work with you to identify, motivate and prepare students for post-secondary education. Staff, faculty and students at Pacific University are prepared to support your efforts in enriching the classroom and school-based learning experiences by introducing your students to the opportunities that await them in college as they explore professional careers.

2012 Fall College Day Scheduled for October 23

Each year, approximately one hundred and fifty high school students from western Oregon enjoy a day on Pacific's beautiful Forest Grove campus. Held in October this event is designed to introduce students to university life and to help them explore different courses of study. The activities for this event include:

Spring Event

Sophomore and Junior high school students are invited to participate in a college preparatory workshop during the spring term. This event focuses on the following:

Students interested in participating in Touch the Future should submit their applications by October 5th for the fall event and March 15 for the Spring event tentatively scheduled for mid-April.

Touch The Future Application Formpdf

For More Information

Contact Person: Alfonso López-Vasquez, Director of Diversity
Phone: 503-352-1457


Touch the Future


   To work with school districts and other institutions in introducing middle and high school students of color to university life and the rewarding profession of teaching.



Scholarship Opportunities

   Students participating in the TTF program are eligible for a Touch the Future Scholarship.

Scholarship Application Formpdf

Latino Scholarship Directorypdf