The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) is a hub and campus resource that serves all students, staff, and faculty utilizing a community and cultural-competency based model. We provide a network of comprehensive services and innovative programs that support and advance the personal, cultural, intellectual, and social development of our diverse and international students. OMA helps lead diversity related programs and initiatives while working with campus partners to build an inclusive and culturally engaged community.
Our services are open to all students, faculty, and staff. We welcome you to come in, talk with us, and discover new ways to engage, grow and succeed! Learn more.
River Hawk Rising Scholars is a cohort based scholar initiative designed to support students as they successfully navigate the UMass Lowell community. Students will receive individualized attention geared towards the different stages of their college career. Scholars will be connected with an OMA coach who will serve as a resource and key point of contact. Students will meet weekly with their OMA coach. River Hawk Rising Scholars will also benefit from developing relationships with their peers in the cohort. Students will attend workshops and community building program activities together. Learn More and Apply.
The Art Project that Murkland Elementary collaborates with the UMass Lowell Office of Multicultural Affairs every year for Martin Luther King Jr. Awareness Week. All fourth graders under the guidance of Ms. Julia D’Angelo paint their rendition of the MLK theme, then the school hosts a contest. We were fortunate this year to be able to record the work of one of the fourth grade art class as they began their artwork. Learn more.
It's been quite a year for the Office of Multicultural Affairs! We've had many highlights from The Invisible Identity Series, Culture Shock, Rumba Latina and many more.
The OMA is available is for consultation and training on issues surrounding diversity and inclusion. Check out our complete list of training and workshop topics.
Want to get involved with one our clubs or groups on campus? Check out the full list!