About Us


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.

Mission:

To Foster a climate of inclusiveness that will provide students with opportunities for intercultural awareness and appreciation.

Vision:

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.

Guiding Principles:

  • 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.

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Page last modified August 12, 2013