Celebration of Cultures

Office of Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) was established in 1994 with the support of Bloomsburg University, The State System of Pennsylvania, and the Community Government Association.

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 groups 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)
Multicultural Center

Multicultural Affairs

Madelyn Rodriguez | mrodrig2@bloomu.edu
29 Kehr Union Building
Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Office of Multicultural Affairs

25th Annual Sankofa Conference - Saturday, Feb. 15
Details and Registration

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 University Disability Services.