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. Students, staff, and faculty develop an enriching and enlightening connection to one another, the university, and our surrounding communities.
Monthly Cultural Celebrations
The contributions and accomplishments of African Americans, Asian Americans, Latina/Latino, and Native American/ Indigenous Peoples in America are honored and celebrated. Understanding of diverse communities is an important part of the collegiate experience at Parkside.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the Music Department honor celebrate the lifelong legacy of Dr. King and his leadership during the civil rights movement with an annual concert of song, jazz, and dance.
Multicultural Professional Day
This one-day mini conference helps prepare junior and senior students to enter the professional work world and connects students with potential professional mentors.
Taking Care of Business Banquet
The TCB banquet celebrates the academic and leadership accomplishments of our students of color.
MULTICULTURAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
Student organizations provide opportunities for personal, academic, and professional growth, including leadership development, community engagement, and interpersonal communication.