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Office of Multicultural Affairs

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OMA Calendar of Events: 


22 ESI Orientation, Curris Center Dance Lounge 5:00pm-7:00pm

23 OMA/BSC  Back II School Picnic

28 AASSEP/OMA Alumni Speaker Series, Curris Center Barkley Room 5:00pm


3 Hump Nite Kick-Off Event, Curris center Stables

18 Diversity Scholars Program Meeting I, Curris Center Stables

25 BSC Coronation, Curris Center Ballroom

26-28 Family Weekend (MPAC) Meeting, Marvin D. Mills Multicultural Center


11 Homecoming/MSU Tent City, Stewart Stadium Field

15 Hump Nite Kick-Off Event, Curris Center Dance Lounge

30 ESI Mid-Semester Meeting, Curris Center Barkley Room


13 Diversity Scholars Meeting II, Curris Center Barkley Room


4 ESI End of the Semester Meeting II, Curris Center Barkley Room

12 Hitimu Celebration, Curris Center Theater





The mission of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) is to advocate and encourage a campus environment that embraces diversity and helps students grow personally and academically. Our programs and services are designed to address the curricular and co-curricular needs of our multicultural student population, to help them adjust to campus life and enjoy a successful college career. The Office seeks to enhance the retention, success, and graduation rates for multicultural students at Murray State University.

Student Affairs Mission Statement

Over-arching Office Goal

The over-arching goal for the Office of Multicultural Affairs is to close the gap in educational achievement, by bringing retention and graduation rates for multicultural students, specifically African American and Hispanic students in parity with those of the student body as a whole.

Specific Associated Goal

The Office of Multicultural Affairs main focus is in addressing retention, specifically addressing the achievement gap between African American students, Hispanic students and White Non-Hispanic students, as measured by retention and graduation rates. Initiatives are closely tied to student success and will continue to be emphasized by the following goals. 

• Continue and expand programming efforts designed to assist multicultural students during their first year in college. 
• Continue and expand programming efforts designed to provide access to academic and cultural support services, and mentoring support to multicultural students.

These efforts are consistent with the University’s mission and core values, especially the Presidents Strategic Imperatives:

    • Excellence through Quality 
    • Outreach with Partnerships 
    • Innovation for Impact

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