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Multicultural Affairs - About

The Purpose of OMA is to provide support services to underrepresented students, and to assist in the facilitation of their University Engagement. OMA provides services in the areas of Academic, Professional, and Social Development.

OMA is designed to interact and engage with the underrepresented Armstrong students through recruitment, retention, and graduation.  In addition to programs and services, we prioritize these goals through interpersonal one-on-one interaction. OMA symbolizes a safe haven for students and an area on campus that students can readily identify with and call their own.

In addition, all students are welcomed to use our student lounge and computers as needed. The lounge is located in Memorial College Center Room 211. 

Goals

Mission

To foster a culturally inclusive living and learning environment in which differences, as well as similarities, are respected and recognized in an effort to develop both civic and social responsibility within our Armstrong and surrounding communities

Vision

We envision a more welcoming and affirming community where individuals are afforded opportunities to participate in and explore their own cultural and special interests and still feel comfortable and accepted as an integral part of the University. We will design, orchestrate programs, and initiatives that address globally inclusive topics, diversity education, and cultural inclusion in an effort to engage all members in the process of community development.

NEWS:

Read More Armstrong’s Director of Multicultural Affairs to Speak on Student Success at National Conference

(May 25, 2017) – Armstrong State University’s Director of Multicultural Affairs Nashia Whittenburg has been selected to speak at the 2017 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Closing the Achievement Gap: Student Success in Higher Education Conference in Washington D.C. in June.

Read More Armstrong to Host Celebrated Crunk Feminist Collection Authors on March 30

(March 17, 2017) – Celebrated hip-hop feminist bloggers and authors of The Crunk Feminist Collection, Brittney C. Cooper, Ph.D., Robin M. Boylorn, Ph.D. and Susana M. Morris, Ph.D. will join Armstrong State for a conversation and book signing. Sponsored by Armstrong’s Gender Studies program, Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy and Office of Multicultural Affairs, this event is free and open to the public.

Read More Armstrong Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni Honored at 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Dinner

(Feb. 28, 2017) – Armstrong State University recognized individuals for their contributions to Armstrong and the community, as well as in advancing the university’s African-American student population, at the fifth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Dinner on Feb. 23. A highlight of Black Heritage Month, the Awards Dinner also paid special tribute to Armstrong’s 1960s alumni.

Read More Armstrong Celebrates Black Heritage Month

(February 7, 2017) – This year’s celebration will feature a wide range of events, from timely lectures to a film festival and an Afro-Caribbean cuisine cooking competition. All events are free and open to the public.

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