Our Mission

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) serves and advocates for African American, Asian American, Latina/o, Native American and Multiracial students in the College, professional and graduate divisions. Learn more.


Job Opportunity for Graduate/Professional Students

5710 is hiring Graduate Building Managers to work a minimum of two nights a week (5-11pm) starting this fall.  This position assists OMSA and LGBTQ Student Life with the management of our space in the evenings and program logistics.  For more information, please visit the Student Employment website, download a detailed position description, or contact Bernard Little at b

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5710's Summer Hours

5710's summer hours starts on Friday, June 13th.  Our office is open Monday – Friday from 9 AM – 5 PM between now until September 26th. Please note that our office will be closed: June 20th at 11 AM, July 3rd and 4th, 2014.

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Join us for the Multicultural Alumni Reception

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) and the Alumni Associations invites multicultural alumni and their friends and families to a reception at 5710 S. Woodlawn. Join us for an opportunity to meet current students graduating with the Class of 2014 as well as get to know the OMSA staff. 

Please RSVP by completeing a brief online form.  You can learn more about alumni weekend by visiting alumniweekend.uchicago.edu

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5710 Closed on Monday, May 26

Please note that 5710 will be closed on Monday, May 26 in observance of Memorial Day.

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CANCELLED: Heritage Series with Charlene Teters

We are very disappointed to share that tonight's Heritage Series program has been postponed due to multiple flight cancellations and delays.  We look forward to inviting Charlene Teters back to campus next year!

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Register now for the 2014 OMSA Graduation

Registration is now open for the 2014 OMSA Graduation Celebration scheduled for Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Ida Noyes Hall.  The deadline to register is Friday, May 16.

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Resume Walk In Hours at 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave.

It is not too late to apply for that Metcalf or that job!  Get your resume and/or cover letter reviewed by a professional staff from Career Advancement at 5710.

OMSA and Career Advancement will be hosting walk-in hours during Week 3 and Week 4 at 5710 S. Woodlawn to help prepare you for the job search process.  Below is the walk-in schedule:

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5710 Closed for MLK Holiday

Please note that 5710 will be closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Weather Update: Classes and Non-Essential Activities Cancelled for Monday, January 6

Please click here to read the message sent to all University of Chicago students, faculty, and staff regarding the heavy snow and dangerously cold temperatures - and changes to University operations.

5710 will be closed on Monday, January 6.  OMSA staff will be working remotely and can be reached via email or voicemail.

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Check out OMSA's Fall Quarter Programming Calendar!

OMSA is excited to announce a variety of speakers, opportunities to engage in dialogue, and social events.  Please click here to download a PDF version of our new calendar - or stop by 5710 anytime to pick up a printed copy.

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Apply for the OMSA Allocation Board

OMSA is currently accepting board member applications for the 2013-2014 Allocation Board. 

The OMSA Allocation Board is designed to provide support for cultural student organization programming which aligns with the mission of OMSA.  Members of the Allocation Board review student group proposals four times each quarter.  Board members are part of a peer group that work collectively, represent student constituents, and are interested in enhancing their leadership skills.  

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Let us know what you think!

OMSA would like your feedback on speakers and programs for the 2013-2014 academic year.  Please share your thoughts on the keynote speaker for the 24th Annual MLK Commemoration Celebration and the Heritage Series speakers by completing a brief online form. 

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5710 Hours for the Week of July 1st - July 5th

5710 will be closed on Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th in observence of Independance Day.  Regular summer hours will resume on Monday, July 8th. 

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