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The Office of Multicultural Affairs would like to take a moment to acknowledge the tragic, unfortunate and unnecessary death of Daunte Wright. We know that our students, faculty, and staff have been impacted by this tragedy and many others like it. As you endeavor to finish this semester strong and deal with the physical, emotional and psychological toll of recent events, please know that we are here for you. Please contact our office at 616-331-2177 or email@example.com to schedule an appointment or reach out to the University Counseling Center at 616-331-3266 or visit www.gvsu.edu/counsel to speak with someone. Please know that you are not alone and we are here to support you, it is okay to not be okay!
The OMA Staff
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) is committed to building a diverse and inclusive campus. 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. Engage with us through participation in our cultural heritage celebrations, student support services, and social justice efforts.
To reduce density on campus and prioritize the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff, the Office of Multicultural Affairs staff are working remotely. We continue to be available during our regular business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For immediate assistance, please contact us at (616) 331-2177. Our front office staff remain available during regular business hours to take your calls. For more information about upcoming events, programs, and activities visit www.gvsu.edu/oma or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff are available for same-day and scheduled remote appointments, consults, and meetings. We look forward to continuing to meet safely with our campus community in a virtual setting. Contact the OMA office at email@example.com or 616-331-2177, to make an appointment.
Black Student Support
GVSU University Counseling Center has created a website to provide mental health resources specific to Black Students in response to the ongoing racial violence and trauma. You can find more information and a list of resources at www.gvsu.edu/counsel/blackstudentsupport.
Our professional staff members offer one on one student success coaching, assisting with academic, personal, career and cultural adjustments to a university setting. Appointments are available on the Allendale and Grand Rapids Pew Campus. Directions for scheduling appointment on Navigate can be found here.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs acknowledges and celebrates the diverse cultures on campus through
the academic year via cultural heritage month celebrations. Engage with us this Fall as we celebrate Native American and Hispanic Heritage.
Asian Student Achievement Program, Black Excellence, Black Male Scholars, Laker Familia, Native Student Success Program, & Queer Connections are designed to create an environment where students can achieve their full potential at GVSU while being their authentic selves. These programs are a reflection of our values of inclusiveness and diversity and our
core mission of student success.
OMA encourages the campus to embrace a social justice and intersectional identity approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion work. Get connected through Conversations of Color, Intersections Ambassadors, or OMA Ambassadors.