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.

Office Hours and Virtual Service
Office Hours and Virtual Service

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 oma@gvsu.edu.

Replenish has limited availability M-Th 12-5 p.m. that will change weekly, please visit us on Facebook or the web page for exact schedule visit www.gvsu/replenish or call 616-331-2841 for updates.

Staff Contact Information
Staff Contact Information

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.




Adriana Almanza


(616) 331-2730

Belinda Bardwell


(616) 331-3673

Jen Hsu-Bishop


(616) 331-2530

Erica Bringedahl


(616) 331-2175

Jeffery Brown


(616) 331-8614

Juanita Davis


(616) 331-2179

Bobby Springer


(616) 331-2199

Phillip Todd


(616) 331-2550

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.

Schedule An Appointment
Schedule An Appointment

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.


Cultural Programming
Cultural Programming

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.

Laker Connections
Laker Connections

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.

Social Justice
Social Justice

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. 


Korematsu Day

January 29, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Resilience of Black Americans

February 2, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Better or Worse

February 5, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Black Masculinity

February 11, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Conversations of Color

February 17, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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