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Office of Multicultural Affairs and 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 kitchenette for student use.
  • 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)

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Rev. France Davis

Rev. France Davis to speak at SDSU on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Rev. France Davis, pastor emeritus of the Salt Lake City Calvary Baptist Church and a prominent member of the civil rights movement, will be a guest speaker at South Dakota State University during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Rally and Marade event to honor the life and legacy of the civil right activist.

Intergroup dialogue program to promote discussion, understanding

The Brookings Public Library, along with co-sponsors from the Brookings Inclusive Collaborative, Brookings Human Rights Commission, South Dakota State University Office of Multicultural Affairs and Accessibility and the Brookings Interfaith Council, is organizing a series of intergroup dialogues throughout September and October.

SDSU honors seven professional staff members

Seven members of the professional staff at South Dakota State University have been honored for their quality work. The recipients were honored at the SDSU Professional Staff Advisory Council annual meeting in mid-May.