The Office of Multicultural Affairs is responsible for developing and maintaining programs and services to ensure the successful recruitment, retention and graduation of students of color. Through scholarship aid, academic and personal support, students are empowered to achieve their personal, educational, and professional goals. Through collaborative efforts within the University and with the greater Omaha metropolitan community, the Office works to ensure an inclusive campus environment where shared understanding is facilitated, knowledge is expanded and appreciation for varied perspectives is cultivated.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs administers the Davis Scholarship and the Isaacson Scholarship, both of which provide financial support for distinguished undergraduate students. The MASTER Success Program assists recipients of these scholarships with the successful completion of an undergraduate degree. MASTER Success coordinators work with the participants to improve their overall academic performance by providing student-centered workshops aimed at developing and maintaining the skills and strategies necessary for success at the university.
In support of retention efforts, Multicultural Affairs coordinates the Enrichment and Mentoring Program (EMP), which allows the staff to collaborate with the faculty to measure students’ progress and to facilitate their academic success. Key components of EMP include mid-term evaluations and individualized supportive services that address the student’s academic, personal, and professional development.
The Summer Scholars Program is the primary recruitment effort of the office. This program provides an opportunity for high school juniors to earn college credit while gaining firsthand knowledge of the challenges of college academics and campus life.
Multicultural Affairs is located on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center, 402-554-2248.