Through leadership development, peer mentoring and community engagement programs, the SMU office of Multicultural Student Affairs provides opportunities for students to develop and improve leadership skills as well as become more connected to the SMU community. OMSA also divides 17 culturally based students organizations to serve students' cultural, academic and leadership interests.
Diversity and Social Justice Programs
OMSA offers programs that increase awareness, knowledge and skills necessary to make successful contributions to an increasingly global society. Programs including REAL Talk, InterSECTIONS in addition to those offered by our Residential Commons Peer Dialogue Leaders are here to help students create a more inclusive campus community through dialogue and education.
Cultural Education and Celebration
SMU is committed to commemorating and recognizing the history, traditions and significant contributions of diverse communities and cultures. Departments and units from SMU, Student Organizations as well as community agencies work together to implement a variety of programs that adds value to the entire SMU community. These include Latino Heritage Month, Native American Heritage Month, Black History Month and Asian Heritage Month.