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Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

 

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Mission and Goals
The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) promotes a culturally inclusive campus environment. The Center provides a supportive and inclusive environment and programs that empower students to excel in their endeavors, stretch themselves to experience diversity, engage in activism, make positive choices, and serve their communities.  OMSA seeks to provide intra-and cross-cultural education, leadership and diverse student organization development opportunities and a "home away from home" for students, and a safe space for cultural and identity development.
Our mission and goals:
·       Advocacy for our students
·       Celebrate the diverse cultures of the campus community
·       Cultural awareness and cultural competence education for our campus community
·       Engage students in social justice issues.
Resources and Support Services
Freshman Academy for Diverse Students
The Freshman Academy for Diverse Students is an interactive learning experience that promotes the retention of all students, with particular focus on minority students. It is designed to provide first year students with the information, encouragement and direction they need in order to navigate college life and reach their academic, personal, and professional goals at Eastern Kentucky University. The Academy connects first-year students with their fellow classmates, and introduces them to EKU faculty, staff and student leaders who will provide on-going support throughout their college career at EKU and beyond.Learn more about us at http://freshmanacademy.eku.edu/insidelook/about-us and thank you for visiting!
Latino Retention and Outreach
The Latino Success Center is the place for incoming students and current students that provides necessary services to successfully integrate into college life. In conjunction with the Student Outreach and Transition Office, the center provides scholarship information, interpreting services, and a strong sense of inclusiveness for all our students. Our mission is to help the students graduate and to make them feel part of the EKU community.
LGBTQIA+ Services
LGBT+ Student Services, sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs,  is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of Eastern Kentucky University students who self-identify as a sexual and/or gender minority. We welcome all students regardless of sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, race, ability, age, religious affiliation, and veteran status.   Our mission is to educate EKU students and community members through training, programs, and services to improve diversity and inclusion on campus. 
·       Closet Transform
·       Pride Team Mentorship Program
·       The Alphabet Center
Trainings and Interactive Discussions:
As an office, and our mission, we will work with you to make sure that your needs are met. We offer workshops and interactive trainings to meet the needs of the campus community. Upon communicated interest, we can work with you to decide what setup will work best for your needs.
Are you looking for a Traditional and Comprehensive DEI Training Experience for your instructors / team? An Overall Address/Presentation to a group to ensure that they are aware of what to expect in an intentionally diverse working environment? A Training / Module Development to be used for trainings connected to future modules within your office? We are here to help!
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