First-Year and Transfer students: to apply to become a mentee for the Spring 2015 semester, please click here to access the online application. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

Meet OMA Student Staff


Emelia Armstead

Autumn Boatner

Joshua Collins

Madysan G Foltz

Danielle Jimenez

Mali Golomb-Leavitt 

Priscilla A. Mahabali

Tariq Rajon Ward

Taylor N. Weaver

A Message from Department of Public Safety Chief Tony Callisto

Fall 2014

Dear Parents,

Recently, I have heard some concerns raised regarding the safety of students on and near campus. As the father of a daughter who recently graduated from Syracuse and two sons who currently attend, I fully understand your concerns regarding safety and security on and near campus. One crime is one too many, and we have taken a series of comprehensive actions, and put in place new initiatives over the past few years, to do everything we possibly can to reduce the likelihood of crime in the off‐campus neighborhoods that border the University.

Click here to read some frequently asked questions.


be wise

The BE Wise campaign strives to generate awareness of alcohol poisoning, how to avoid it, its signs, and how to respond to it.

Our Mission

To support and promote the academic achievement, multicultural competence, social development, civic engagement, and retention of students from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups at Syracuse University.

2014 Native Heritage Month

Click her to access the Native Heritage Month Calendar. 


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Verbal Blend spoken-word poetry program Celebrate Five Years of Poetry Slams

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Schine Student Center, Underground

Doors open at 7:15 PM Slam at 7:30 PM

Hosted by: Demarquez “Black” Grissom

Music by: DJ Zel                                  

Verbal Blend, a spoken-word poetry program out of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Syracuse University, will host its 5th Annual TAKE THE MIC POETRY SLAM on Thursday, November 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Schine Student Center Underground.  Doors will open at 7:15 p.m.  Admission is free with a ticket from Schine Box Office.

The poetry slam is a competition that includes students from SU, SUNY ESF and Onondaga Community College. They will read or recite original material up to three minutes. The competition takes place in two rounds that will be based on originality, stage presence, content, delivery and time. Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place.

To sign up for the slam, contact Cedric Bolton at 315-443-9676 or


fullCIRCLE Mentoring Program

WellsLink Leadership Program

Student Testimonials

WellsLink Leadership Program

Welcome to The WellsLink Leadership Program!!!

OMA's 2nd Annual End of the Year Celebration - Opening Video

OMA Welcomes All Transfer Students!

We in the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) welcome all transfer students to Syracuse University and invite you to participate in OMA programs meant to provide the necessary support and guidance needed to encourage students to become members of a community respectful of differences.  We encourage you to browse our website to learn about our program offerings. Please visit us in Suite 105 of the Schine Student Center, your “home away from home.”

Click here for a listing of all transfer student resources at Syracuse University.

  • Enroll in LAS 300: Living in a Diverse Society (fall semester)


  • Participate in the 6 week Conversation about Race and Ethnicity (C.A.R.E.) Dialogue Circle .



STOP Bias is an educational campaign dedicated to preventing acts of bias on the SU campus.

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