Multicultural Student Affairs
"To achieve Excellence, we must be inclusive.
To be inclusive, we must be Equitable."
The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) is committed to the recruitment, retention, and graduation of underrepresented students. Our mission is to connect, empower, and develop students for success through cultural programming, academic workshops and mentoring. We provide students, staff, and faculty opportunities to develop an enriching and enlightening connection to one another, the university, and our local communities.
Monthly Cultural Celebrations
The contributions and accomplishments of African Americans, Latinx, Native American, and Southeast Asians are honored and celebrated. Understanding of diverse communities is an important part of the collegiate experience at Parkside.
Taking Care of Business Celebration
The Annual Taking Care of Business (TCB) program celebrates the academic and leadership accomplishments of our students of color.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the Music Department honor and celebrate the lifelong legacy of Dr. King and his leadership during the civil rights movement with an annual concert.
Multicultural Professional Day
This one-day mini conference assists with preparing students to enter the professional world of work and provides a networking experience. Read more.
MULTICULTURAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
Student organizations provide opportunities for personal, academic, and professional growth, including leadership development, community engagement, and interpersonal communication.