Office of Multicultural Affairs and 社区资源

The Office of Multicultural Affairs & 社区资源 (OMACR) includes 哥伦比亚大学’s 多样性的官 and two staff members, the Director of OMACR and the Graduate Assistant of OMACR. The mission of OMACR is to foster respect for multiculturalism and an appreciation for the diverse experiences of our campus community while promoting access and equity for underrepresented students. The OMACR mission complements those of the College and Division of 学生事务 by providing support in four specific areas: diversity programs and services, 社区资源, international student support, and study abroad advising.

Diversity Programs and Services

To empower our community members to become culturally competent citizens, OMACR facilitates diversity and inclusion initiatives, including educational outreach programs for employees and students through the Diversity Peer Educator Program, DiversiTea Dialogue Series, and the Diversity Resource Room. OMACR programming also includes diversity trainings to increase multicultural competence and social justice awareness, which helps our students live and work successfully in an increasingly diverse world. Specifically for historically underrepresented students, OMACR offers support services and events such as the Minority Student Welcome and cultural heritage month celebrations in collaboration with student groups and organizations through the Multicultural Organization Success Team (MOST).


OMACR provides students with support and assistance addressing difficult life circumstances, such as basic medical concerns, 金融的斗争, 家庭的挑战, and navigating local transportation.

国际 Student Support

OMACR provides an orientation program for new first-year and transfer international students. 另外, OMACR offers all international students support services, advising on immigration compliance, 还有社会项目. By monitoring College compliance with federal immigration laws, OMACR can advise international students in resolving academic, 金融, and personal difficulties in coordination with campus constituents. Beyond compliance with campus policies, the Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) and additional Designated School Officials (DSOs) can assist students in identifying appropriate external immigration assistance. Students can get involved with international student support services through the Diversity Peer Educator Program (DPE), Association for Multicultural Affairs (AMA), and the 国际 Studies Association (ISA).

Study Abroad Advising

Students interested in studying abroad for a semester, 一学年, or during the summer at one of our partnering exchange institutions may receive advising and assistance in planning the experience. Students interested in short-term service or research-based study travel may also contact OMACR for guidance. We provide program-specific information, including cost analyses and funding guidance; assist students and their academic advisors in preparing to assess the viability of the potential experience; and provide pre-departure and return education opportunities for students traveling outside the U.S. as well as inbound international orientation programs for students who choose to study abroad at 哥伦比亚大学.