The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) works with students, faculty, and staff to define and respond to the needs of undergraduate & graduate Native American, African American, Latino/a, Asian American, and other under-represented students.
OMA supports the retention of its students through a structured support network that includes academic support services, peer mentoring, workshops focused on career and personal development, and promotion of cultural competence through access to community diversity education seminars.
Specific services and activities include:
- Identifying, motivating, and preparing School of Mines and disadvantaged students at the college and pre-college level to enter and successfully progress through the science, engineering, and mathematics educational pathway
- Providing supplemental tutoring and other academic enrichment programs for students
- Administering scholarship programs and identifying other sources of financial assistance for students
- Organizing time management, test taking, study skills, and stress management workshops
- Providing a student lounge equipped with computers and telephones where students can relax or engage in fellowship and pursue networking opportunities
- Coordinating service projects and other outreach opportunities to help students establish and sustain contact with the community
- Serving as the principal sponsor for the American Indian Science and Engineering Society’s campus chapter.