Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
The Faces of Diversity

Welcome to The Faces of Diversity online newsletter, filled with news and events about diversity around campus. It features information on the current cultural month, resources for the multicultural book club and details on our Courageous Conversations (formerly Brown Bag Luncheon Series).

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Our Staff

Yolanda Avent

Director

ylavent@vcu.edu

 

Camilla Hill

Interim Assistant Director

hillcl2@vcu.edu

 

Reginald Stroble

Assistant Director

rlstroble@vcu.edu

 

Jenaé Harrington

Program Specialist

jdharrington@vcu.edu

 

Adam Abdelsalam

Graduate Assistant

abdelsalama@vcu.edu

 

Jelani Drew

Graduate Assistant

drewjm@vcu.edu

 

 

 

 


Room Request

All requests for meeting space in the OMSA office must be submitted no less than 5 working days prior to the meeting. Only requests accompanied by a signed "OMSA Room Reservation Guidelines" will be accepted.

Welcome

Welcome to the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA)! Our website includes information on our cultural programs, discussion groups, student organizations, scholarship opportunities, and much more. We are strengthening the University's sense of community through cultural appreciation.

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2016 Discussions

OMSA will host a series of discussions at noon in the OMSA office unless otherwise noted. Please see the current discussions for the spring semester below.

  • February 10th, Intersectionality/ Microaggressions: Yolanda Avent
  • February 16th, "Race/Mental Health Stigma": Dr. Shawn Utsey
  • March 16th, "Islamophobia”: Muslim Student Association
  • March 23rd, "Being a Woman of Color in the Workplace": Tressie Cottom
  • March 30th, "Equal Marriage, We haven’t won yet": Jelani Drew
  • April 6th, "Coming out as Biracial": Panel Discussion
  • April 13th, Toxic Masculinity: Panel Discussion