Office Of Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) was established in 2002 to support the College’s efforts to attract, recruit, and serve both students of color and international students. Our mission is to create and sustain an environment that encourages and embraces the contributions of people from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Welcome Class of 2012!

Welcome Class of 2012! The college has just completed its successful summer orientation for your class and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, along with its student organization the African Latino Asian Native American (ALANA) Network, is eager to see you in the fall.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) is responsible for providing campus-wide programming, ALANA student leadership development, faculty / staff partnership, resources and informing the community about cross-cultural communication and collaboration. The staff advises the ALANA Network, which works closely with other departments, clubs, and organizations, to promote multicultural awareness and educational opportunities for community members.

The ALANA Network achieves its goal of promoting cultural awareness by hosting several events which range from panel discussions to movie screenings. This past year the network invited Tim Wise, one of the most prominent anti-racist writers and activists in the US, for a lecture. The network also hosted the movie screening of the Confederate of the States in America. Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically, humorous and sometimes frightening look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.

In addition, the ALANA Network hosts a number of annual events which include the Latino Festival, All In The Mix Fashion Show, and Rhythmic Revolution Step Competition. These three events which have become very popular among the Assumption College community, as well as the local Worcester community, boast huge participation from students.

Now that you know a little bit more about the Office of Multicultural Affairs and its student organization, the ALANA Network, we look forward to seeing you all in the fall. We have our general meetings every Thursday at 5:00pm in the Student Activities Resource Room below Charlie’s, so please feel free to stop by because we will love to see you.

Thank you and have a great summer!
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