Office of Multicultural Affairs

Multicultural Affairs

Office of Multicultural Affairs

Director of Multicultural Affairs

Madelyn Rodriguez |
29 Kehr Union Building
Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk
Oct. 23, 2016

Registration Form!

Conrado Ramos

"I thought, 'How many of my Latino friends went to college or even got a chance to?' It made me just want to work harder and prove that a Latino can do what anyone else in college can accomplish. I also thought, 'I’m going to go to and graduate college not just for my self, but for all the Latinos who can not.'"

— Conrado Ramos '17, digital forensics

Darianny Antonio

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, a personal perspective from one of our many proud Latino students.

"My family comes from the Dominican Republic, and I have always been very proud of my culture, and where I’m from. I feel I get to see the world from two different perspectives.'"

— Darianny Antonio ’17, medical imaging

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) was established in 1993 with the support of Bloomsburg University, The State System of Pennsylvania, and the Community Government Association.

Office of Multicultural Affairs

Institutions of higher learning that have supported the founding of multicultural affairs offices recognize that such units provide a distinct level of programming and educational services that address the specific challenges and issues faced by historically underrepresented individuals and/or groups (HUIs) include to, United State Citizens of African, Asian, Hispanic/Latino/Chicano and indigenous descent, disabled, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender individuals, women and religious groups. The OMA staff is dedicated to helping students succeed and graduate from BU.

OMA can assist students with ...

  • Awareness of university policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Student retention support through various mentoring initiatives
  • Careers, internships, graduate and professional school, education abroad, and job opportunities
  • Provide educational programming, including study groups and seminars
  • Act as an advocate for students in dealing with the complex makeup of a large university
  • Promote an understanding and awareness of diversity and multiculturalism at Bloomsburg University through lectures and professional conferences

Programs offered through the OMA

  • OMA Mentoring and Advisement Program
  • Breast Cancer 5k Run/Walk
  • First World Graduation Ceremonies
  • Graduate School Tour
  • Latino Extravaganza
  • Martin Luther King Commemorative Banquet
  • Movie and Lecture Series
  • OMA Student and Faculty Advisory Board
  • Personal and professional development workshops
  • Student Leadership Retreat
  • Study Hall Sessions
  • The Sankofa Conference
  • Unity Day Conference (Un Día De Unidad)

Bloomsburg University is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disabilities , Vietnam non-era veteran status or union membership. BU is additionally committed to affirmative action and will take positive steps to provide such educational and employment opportunities. Inquiries maybe referred to the Office of Social Equity