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.
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.
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.
- 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.
Spring/Summer 2017 Semester Hours
Monday - Friday:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
March 21, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Conversations of Color are open and honest discussions about race, popular culture, identity, and current events. The goals of this ongoing series include: To provide a space to hold...
March 21, 2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LIB 100 & 201 Approved Eduardo Chávez was only three years old when his grandfather, the civil rights activist César Chávez, passed away. Growing up comfortably in the Bay...
March 22, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Okio Hino, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Pathology and Medical Science and Chief of Department of Pathology and Oncology, Juntendo University School of Medicine in Japan LIB...