The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) helps develop a diverse student population by providing support services and opportunities for learning. We are further committed to meeting the needs of historically underserved and underrepresented students of color.
Programs and Services
The programs and services offered by the OMA contribute to an inclusive campus community that values the global perspectives and experiences of all its members.
Annual OMA Pre-Orientation
The OMA Pre-Orientation program takes place two days prior to the general orientation program. Participants in this program can check in early and engage in various activities on campus with culturally diverse students, alumni and members of the Pittsburgh community.
First Year Transition Program
The OMA Transition Program is a retention initiative aimed at addressing the critical issues affecting the performance, persistence, and success of students. The process of students becoming integrated both socially and academically into college life involves attaining a good fit between the needs, abilities, and interests of the student and the culture of the institution. Participation in this program will provide you with the support and guidance needed to successfully navigate the college environment and utilize the various resources to accomplish their goals.
OMA-Multicultural Book Club
The purpose of the OMA Book Club is to provide a forum for members of the Duquesne campus community to engage in spirited dialogues about books that directly address issues of diversity and social justice. Participants will meet as a cohort over the course of one semester to critically reflect on issues presented in the book. Duquesne students, faculty, and staff are welcomed to participate.
Professional Mentoring Program
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) at Duquesne University developed the OMA Mentoring Program to provide undergraduate students with opportunities to interact and learn from mentors who can assist in their overall development. Mentors consist of graduate students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and professionals in the Greater Pittsburgh Area.
The key objectives are to assist students by providing support and guidance on issues that will help them succeed inside and outside of the classroom. It is expected that both the mentor and the protégé be committed to the relationship.