OMSA is for everyone.
We celebrate diversity, promote inclusion and advocate for social justice. While serving as a resource for the entire VCU community, we proudly specialize in supporting historically underrepresented groups.
Are you looking for a virtual community? We are sponsoring identity-based discussion groups throughout the summer!
Go to Summer 2020 Virtual Discussion Groups
Summer 2020 Virtual Discussion Groups
We are sponsoring identity-based discussion groups throughout the summer. The discussion groups are for students who identify as LGBTQIA+, women of color, men of color, and allies. The groups will provide students a safe space to discuss issues related to the social, cultural, and political aspects of their identities with supportive peers. Discussions will feature a specific topic related to navigating the world as a person with multiple identities.
Our updates page has all the dates, times, and meeting links!
Go to Mentorship and Leadership Engagement
Mentorship and Leadership Engagement
Find mentorship and leadership opportunities with OMSA through our Multicultural Leadership Council and Multicultural Connections and Advisement Program.
Apply now for the Multicultural Connections and Advisement Program.
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Go to Cultural Heritage Months
Cultural Heritage Months
OMSA celebrates and recognizes the cultural, academic, and political contributions of people who identify as Asian American and Pacific Islander (API), Black/African Americans, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, and women by sponsoring programs and events for popular heritage months.
Go to Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Education
Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Education
Discussion groups and series, living-learning communities and a student training program to become Diversity Ambassadors are just a few ways we aim to educate the VCU community.
Go to Training and Workshops
Request Training for your Staff
Request training from our staff on popular topics like Building Inclusive Communities, Cross-Cultural Dialogues, Facilitating Difficult Conversations, Implicit Bias, or submit a topic idea you have.
Go to Get Involved
Find ways to get involved with your community, the OMSA office, or heritage month planning committees.
Go to Resources
Brush up on common diversity terms or find community-specific resources on and off-campus.