Family Affairs Reception

Saturday, September 26, 2015
Schine Student Center, Panasci Lounge

An opportunity to be welcomed by faculty, staff, and students. Join us for this evening highlighting the long histories of diverse communities at Syracuse University. Reservations are strongly suggested. For more information, contact Marissa L. Willingham in the Office of Multicultural Affairs at or 315-443-9676. Complimentary food will be served.

Please click here to make reservations.

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Meet OMA Student Staff


Emelia Armstead

Markova Casseus

Diamond Cole

Joshua Collins

Madysan G Foltz

Alice Garrastegui

Danielle Jimenez

Mali Golomb-Leavitt 

Priscilla A. Mahabali

Sysha A. Seedat

Kanique D. Swinson

Tariq Rajon Ward

Taylor N. Weaver


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.

Senior Vice President's Council on Diversity & Inclusion

The Senior Vice President’s Council views Diversity and Inclusion as interconnected definitions shaped by a social justice framework. We acknowledge and appreciate the myriad aspects that make up the human mosaic.  We value individual and group differences, and recognize that identities are varied and complex.

Diversity is the presence and/or representation of individual and group differences that make us unique.  Diversity is not always noticeable and is quite often invisible.

Inclusion is the deliberate and ongoing act of creating and incorporating systems, policies, practices, and spaces that respect individual and group differences.

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Diversity & Inclusion connote more than tolerance, they combine to:

  • affirm the universal oneness of our unique humanity;
  • encourage healthy, respectful relationships based on an authentic desire to engage with, understand, and value other unique individuals;
  • recognize the value of individual differences, with an emphasis on scholarship, citizenship, and civility; and
  • allow an individual to feel ‘expected,’ not just ‘accepted.’

2015 Latin@ Hispanic Hertiage Month

2015 Latin@ Hispanic Heritage Month

WellsLink Leadership Program

Student Testimonials

fullCIRCLE Mentoring Program

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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