The office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), founded in 1998, was created to promote the interests and celebrate the cultural diversity of the East Stroudsburg University community.
OMA serves as an advocate and resource for students from diverse cultural backgrounds and coordinates the activities for student organizations representing the interests of these underrepresented groups.
Through ongoing collaborative programming with the campus and external constituencies and provisions of services focused on leadership, learning, understanding, and inclusive excellence.
OMA is dedicated to enhancing the academic, social, cultural and personal development of students.
OMA is also committed to facilitating multicultural development and to challenging students to participate in a more pluralistic learning environment in order to become more responsible and thoughtful global citizens.
The primary commitment of OMA is to serve students and is implemented through a variety of programs, services, and strategic planning activities that are designed within the framework of the University: Act as a primary resource for all students to have an impact as a cultural community at East Stroudsburg University.
Foster an environment where learning is embedded in academic, social, and cultural programming.
Collaborate with academic and University departments in designing initiatives that contribute to understanding the value of diversity.
Encourage equality, dignity and mutual respect within the campus community.
To carry out its mission, OMA has six program goals:
- Design and implement student learning initiatives that enable students to develop multicultural competence and knowledge while raising awareness of diverse cultures and foster respect for cultural diversity.
- Research and design a comprehensive assessment vehicle that will assess campus climate and cultural awareness.
- Work with affiliated student groups and organizations to facilitate cross-cultural interactions and initiatives in support of student learning and community networking.
- Enhance the social climate for the development of underrepresented groups.
- Support the retention and graduation rates of students of color.
- Create strong university, alumni, and external collaborations that will be in alignment with and support the academic mission.
- Increase technological capability within MCH facilities that will enable greater student use and increase overall satisfaction.
OMA provides programs, services, and resources for all students at East Stroudsburg University, our Office of Multicultural Affairs House located at 432 Normal Street and is open for everyone to use for any purpose, to study, hold meetings, host programs, socialize, and relax.
No need for an appointment, just drop in and say hello to the staff!