Our Vision

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) creates intentionally diverse and inclusive communities, serving as a bridge builder by engaging students and members of the University community of all backgrounds to ensure personal, academic, and professional growth and success.  Learn more.


5710 Closed for Renovations

Our home, 5710 S. Woodlawn, is updating its look this summer!  To ensure the renovations are complete before Orientation, the buidling will be closed from Monday, July 13 through Friday, September 11. During this time, staff members will still be available by phone and email - and we are always happy to meet in person at one of our satellite offices on campus.  Please feel free to give us a call at 773.702.5710 or click here for our staff directory.

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Student Employment Opportunities 2015-2016

We are excited to share that we are expanding our student employment program and creating four specialized teams: Marketing, Peer Education, Programming, and Operations. Job descriptions are posted, and we are currently accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year!  Learn more...

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Emerging Minds Project

EMP is a sustained dialogue group that engages students in meaningful and challenging conversations about social justice, identity, and diversity. Covering a range of topics - from race and religion to ability status and social class - each cohort discusses all of the "isms" while learning how to be culturally competent leaders. 

More details and applications are available at emp.uchicago.edu.  Applications Due: Thursday, October 30.

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Research Initiative Grant

RIG is inteded to assist undergraduate, graduate, and professional students by providing financial support for scholarly projects that explore the multifaceted nature of race, race relations, ethnicity, and/or culture within the University of Chicago, the larger City of Chicago community, and/or Higher Education.

Please visit omsa.uchicago.edu/RIG to download an application. Applications are due Monday, November 3, and letters of recommendation are requested by Monday, November 10.

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