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Office of Multicultural Affairs & Accessibility

As a part of its land-grant mission, South Dakota State University (SDSU) strives to serve the state of South Dakota by broadening access and opportunity to the benefits of higher education for all people. Thus, here at the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Accessibility (OMAA), we have a commitment to aid in the assurance that all students have access to academic excellence, have the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment and leave the university with the skills, perspectives and abilities to serve as leaders in their future work, communities and society.

OMAA enhances and complements the University mission by broadening the social, cultural, educational, and recreational experience of students.

What are Our Goals?

  • Provide a welcoming environment
  • Create a sense of belonging
  • Support students in their academic and personal success
  • Ensure access to the University's programs, services, and activities for students with documented disabilities
  • Implement and promote multicultural and educational programs
  • Connect students to relevant resources

What Can You Expect from the OMAA?

  • Student success advising services
  • Accommodation services for students with identified disabilities
  • Student leadership opportunities
  • Programming focused on building cultural competencies, enhancing academic success, and developing a sense of belonging
  • Study space, conference room, and kitchen for student use
  • Computers and printing access
  • Multicultural Resource Library

What Does the OMAA Encompass?

  • Office of Disability Services
  • Student Success Advisors
  • National Student Exchange Program
  • Student Organization advising
  • SDSU Admissions and Financial Aid Personnel (at various times)

Office of Multicultural Affairs & Accessibility News

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Birgen named coordinator for student success and opportunity at SDSU

Tina Birgen, a long-time educator in South Dakota, has been named the first coordinator for student success and opportunity at the Wintrode Student Success and Opportunity Center at South Dakota State University.
The Brookings Inclusive Collaborative

Brookings tackling diversity issues through focus groups gathering multiple points of view

A collaborative grant partnership taking a comprehensive look at workplace diversity and inclusion in the community of Brookings has launched the first of many focus groups aimed at gathering multiple viewpoints on the issues.