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Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)

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, 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.

What is Our Mission?

The Office of Multicultural Affairs at South Dakota State University develops campus initiatives that demonstrate the valued practice and philosophy of multiculturalism and diversity within the university community. Programs and initiatives that the OMA implements promote high achievement among the increasing number of underrepresented populations- students of color, students with disabilities, and students from the LGBTQIA+ community. OMA 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
  • Implement multicultural and diversity educational programs
  • Support students in their academic and personal success
  • Advocate for underrepresented populations
  • Provide educational resources

What Can You Expect from the OMA?

  • Student organizations and student leadership opportunities
  • Advising services
  • Programming focused on building intercultural competencies, enhancing academic success, increasing financial well-being, and developing a sense of belonging and inclusion
  • Study space, conference room, and kitchen for student use
  • Computers and printing access
  • Multicultural Resource Library

What Does the OMA Encompass?

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

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