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Office of Multicultural Student Affairs


Our 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, and
Engage students in social justice issues.

Student 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.

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SOTO Latino Outreach Office

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.

LGBTQ+ 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. 











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