Academic + Professional Enhancement
OMSA offers many programs designed to support students' academic pursuits, such as the Chicago Multicultural Connection (CMC) and the Diversity in the Workplace Conference.
The Chicago Multicultural Connection (CMC) is a diversity mentoring program which connects undergraduate students with alumni, graduate students, staff, and faculty in order to develop academic and professional interests.
Diversity in the Workplace is a multicultural career exploration and networking event designed to provide students of color an opportunity to speak with UC alumni in an array of fields about the opportunities and challenges they have faced as professionals of color. The program is sponsored by Career Advising and Planning Services (CAPS), University Alumni Relations, Office of LGBTQ Student Life and OMSA.
OMSA offers Grants and support programs specifically crafted to support the needs of students of color. They include the Academic Support Grant, Graduate Test Preparation Course Scholarships, Graduate Prep Course Practice Tests, the Laptop Loaner Program, Core Book Check-out, and the Research Initiatives Grant.