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

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Meet OMA Student Staff

 Student Staff 2015-16

NaDaizja Bolling

Saquana  Cameron-Alston

Markova Casseus

Madysan Foltz

Alice Garrastegui

Chelsea Gill

Priscilla Mahabali

Angela Marsh-Coan

Kanique Swinson

Tariq Ward

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.


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.

Multicultural Graduation Reception

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 15, 2016.  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

Senior Vice President's Council on Diversity & Inclusion

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.

WellsLink Leadership Program

Student Testimonials

fullCIRCLE Mentoring Program

Become a Dimensions Mentor!

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Deadline - EXTENDED

Dimensions is a peer-to-peer mentoring program for selfidentified women of color. This program endeavors to create a sisterhood for its members through intentional dialogue and activities that support self-confidence, academic success, and cross-cultural engagement. Dimensions women strengthen leadership skills and their critical thinking to help support the communities they are a part of.


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 .



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

Learn More