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

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.

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.

SummerStart Mixer

Friday, July 7, 2017 Noon-1:30 p.m. Schine Student Center Room 304 ABC

SummerStart Mixer for Students, Faculty, and Staff Friday, July 7, 2017 Noon-1:30 p.m. Schine Student Center Room 304 ABC

Join us for light hors d’oeuvres while you mingle with faculty, staff, and students.

Syracuse University SummerStart is designed to ensure a smooth transition from high school to college for newly admitted students. This six-week program provides pre-freshmen with an opportunity to become familiar with the academic, social, and cultural life at Syracuse.

For more information, contact Liz Green,, 315-443-5045


22nd International Conference: IAWE

(June 30-July 2, 2017)

Conference Updates

Online registration will be closing on Friday June 23rd. If you wish to register after this date, you may register onsite. 

The conference program is now available.

Please click here for maps and directions.

Please click here for information about the conference venue. 

22nd International Conference: IAWE 

Local and Global Contexts of World Englishes 
(June 30-July 2, 2017)

We would like to welcome you the 22nd IAWE Conference, held at Syracuse University.  SU is a fitting location given the topic of the conference:  the conference will feature lectures and workshops on a broad, interdisciplinary array of topics, including the sub-themes Information Studies, Computer and Electrical Engineering, Linguistic and Cognitive Sciences to International Business, English, Composition and Rhetoric, Media, Global Affairs and Policy Studies.  SU is fortunate to have a diverse and vibrant community of students and faculty, with over 20% of its student body being international, and we are excited to host such a globally-focused event.  We look forward to seeing you here in Syracuse, NY!

Learn more about the conference venue.

A special attraction of the Syracuse conference will be that it will feature a symposium in memory of the founder and dominant scholar of the field of World Englishes, Professor Braj B. Kachru, who passed away in July 2016.

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