Syracuse University would like to acknowledge with respect the Onondaga Nation, the indigenous people whose ancestral lands we now sit on.

Celebratory Month Submission Form

Black History Month

In collaboration with other units, Office of Multicultural Affairs develops and implements celebratory events commemorating Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month, Native Heritage Month, Black History Month, and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to give students and staff opportunities to learn about the many groups and cultures on campus.

CLICK HERE to submit your Celebratory Month Submission.

Please note, the deadline for submission forms for Black History Month is January 20, 2017

OMA Student Spotlight

David Jackson

Name: David L. Jackson
History and Secondary Education
Frequent OMA Visitor

Learn more about David L. Jackson

Saydee McQuay

Name: Saydee McQuay
Year & Major: Junior Biology & Neuroscience with a Pre-Med Track
OMA Program: Dimensions Mentor

Learn more about Saydee

Meet OMA Student Staff '16-'17

  Student Staff '16-'17

Paige Brown

Diamond Cole

Abigail J. Covington

Oloruntobi Dare

Alice M. Garrastegui

Anibal Ernesto Giron

Taishia Huyghue

Ashani Logan

Saphyir Moody

LaNia J. Roberts


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 views Diversity and

The Division of Student Affairs, 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.

Multicultural Graduation Reception

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and Office of Program Development will host a Multicultural Graduation Reception for graduating students and their families immediately following commencement from 12-2pm in the Schine Student Center, Panasci Lounge on Sunday, May 14, 2017.  This reception gives faculty, staff, and undergraduate students an opportunity to welcome, recognize, and congratulate degree recipients.  
Come and enjoy a wide variety of delicious food, while listening to light entertainment and creating memories.   The event is free!   If you have any questions please feel free to email Marissa L. Willingham at
Thank you.


Multicultural Graduation Reception

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2017


AAPI Poster
Click on Image for PDF of Poster.

Poster design by Emily Dang ’17

WellsLink Leadership Program

Student Testimonials

fullCIRCLE Mentoring Program




Mentor Flyer17

Are you interested in building your network? Or you’re looking to gain leadership skills and professional development?  

Maybe you’re looking to join a sisterhood? If so, join Dimensions! And become a Dime!

For more information contact Marissa L. Willingham at or 315-443-9676


Join Our Listserv, OMA News!

Click here to sign up for the Office of Multicultural Affairs listserv and receive our newsletter via email.

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 .

Multicultural Graduation Reception

Multicultural Graduation Reception

Sunday, May 14, 2017
Panasci Lounge
Schine Student Center

For more information contact Marissa L. Willingham at

 Multicultural Graduation Reception



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

Learn More