Welcome
Welcome

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.


Land Acknowledgement

The Office of Multicultural Affairs collaborates with partners across the university and beyond to cultivate a campus community in which historically oppressed communities can succeed and thrive at GVSU. We work to ensure that students, faculty, and staff can find a deep sense of belonging on our campus. In our work, we center those who are oppressed including Indigenous people. We are committed to unlearning settler colonial frameworks and learning wise practices that center Indigenous knowledge and culture. We are committed to allocating resources, both financial and staff / student positions, for Indigenous programming, furthering Indigenous student support, fostering community partnerships, and developing intersectional events that cultivate Indigenous allyship. 

Visit the Land Acknowledge page for more information and resources from the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Land Acknowledgement page


Orientation Programs


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. 


Events

Asian Student Orientation

August 22, 2021 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Black Excellence Orientation

August 22, 2021 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Laker Familia Orientation

August 22, 2021 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Native American Maajtaadaa! Student Orientation

August 22, 2021 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Asian Student Orientation

August 23, 2021 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Black Excellence Orientation

August 23, 2021 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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