About Us


The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA ) is committed to building an inclusive campus that yields social harmony and learning vitality.  Through its comprehensive programs and services, OMA fosters an appreciation and respect for the history, tradition, and culture of different ethnic groups, and empowers students to be active learners.

Mission:

The Office of Multicultural Affairs mission is to support efforts in recruiting and retaining diverse students; to educate, engage and empower all students to live in a multicultural world; and to advocate for a socially just campus environment.

Vision:

By collaborating with campus and community partners, the Office of Multicultural Affairs will create an educational environment that cultivates the rich contributions of all cultures and also provides a place where students can achieve academic, social, and cultural success.


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Guiding Principles:

- Empower students to be active participants in the Grand Valley community.
- Promote academic, social, personal, cultural, leadership, and professional growth of students from traditionally underrepresented groups.
- Advocate for a campus climate that respects and appreciates the history, culture, and traditions of different ethnic groups.
- Stimulate and encourage opportunities for intentional intercultural dialogue and engagement among university members.
- Assist with efforts to promote access and equity in higher education through recruitment and retention of a diverse student body.
- Offer diversity and cultural learning opportunities to improve intercultural understanding and competency.
- Collaborate with the campus, as well as external communities to better fulfill the mission of OMA.


Contact Information and Mailing Address

Office of Multicultural Affairs
Grand Valley State University

1 Campus Drive, 1240 Kirkhof Center
Allendale, MI 49401

Phone: (616) 331-2177 | Fax: (616) 331-3195
Email: oma@gvsu.edu | Directions and Campus Map

Fall 2014 Semester Hours

Monday - Thursday:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm 


Events

Las Cafeteras

Las Cafeteras

October 27, 2014 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Las Cafeteras create a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East LA sound and a community-focused political message. Their Afro-Mexican rhythms, zapateado & inspiring lyrics tell stories of a community...

Multicultural Cohort Program (MCP) Meeting: University Counseling Center Op

Multicultural Cohort Program (MCP) Meeting: University Counseling Center Op

October 28, 2014 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

University Counseling Center Open House: In a collaborative meeting with Freshman Academy and Educational Support Program members, we will participate in a special VIP tour of the University Counseling...

Smoke Signals poster

Native American Film Festival Presents: Smoke Signals

November 3, 2014 All Day

Native American Film Festival: Smoke Signals Film runs from Monday, November 3 until Sunday, November 9 Daily Showtimes:  11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. "Smoke Signals"...

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