The Oregon Alliance for Minority Participation (OR-AMP) in STEM has recently been funded through the Oregon Department of Education - High Education Coordinating Commission (HECC). Oregon State University is proud to house the OR-AMP Center for Excellence, a critical component in the efforts to build a foundation for a statewide alliance of independent state universities to better retain and serve URM students in STEM majors. The OR-AMP Center for Excellence will effectively work with partners to expand the OSU LSAMP model to other Oregon Public Universities and Community Colleges.