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OMA Mission

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) seeks to create an environment which advances the understanding and appreciation of the diverse student populations at Drexel University by supporting and working with students and staff in the planning of a wide variety of diversity related programs, services and activities.

Drexel University is a very diverse community, representing over 100 different countries and most states of the United States of America. Our students, faculty and staff have created an environment that is cultural in every sense of the word. Recognizing that occasional conflicts will arise from time to time, the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) works to minimize these conflicts by creating opportunities for open exchange. It is OMA’s philosophy that to really learn about people who are different, one must engage in a meaningful and honest dialogue.

"Every person counts and every issue counts."

OMA provides a support system that fosters an environment where students of color (African American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian American, Pacific Islander and Native American students), gay, lesbian, and bisexual students, can explore and promote their heritage and culture through interaction and involvement in campus life.

OMA works very closely with the Interfaith Council, Disability Services and the International Students and Scholar’s Office to further support the ever-changing diverse needs of the students at Drexel University.

OMA serves as an advocate for students and provides support with academic, personal, and social areas in helping our students to successfully complete their college education.