Academic Catalog

Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

EKU Campus

Liliana Gomez de Coss, Director
13 Powell Building
Phone: (859) 622-4373
Fax: (859) 622-6997

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) seeks to bring issues of cultural diversity to the forefront of campus conversation through educational programs and services. OMSA serves all students as they question personal and collective notions of race, gender, economic status, language, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, exceptionality and culture. OMSA encourages the utilization of campus resources, participation in campus life, understanding and respecting cultural differences, and encouraging tolerance and inclusiveness.

OMSA is actively engaged in collaborative efforts with other departments and academic areas on campus and provides co-curriculum learning experiences. OMSA also focuses on helping students from under-represented groups feel welcomed and supported so that cultural barriers are minimized and to help all students become more culturally competent to prepare them to enter an increasingly diverse workforce.

The center promotes life-long learning and global citizenship by providing programs, workshops, diversity trainings, study groups, panel discussions and events on cultural awareness, sensitivity and competence.

Located within the Powell Student Center, The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is actively engaged in collaborative efforts with other departments and academic areas on campus including African/African-American Studies, Appalachian Studies, Campus Ministries, International Education, and Women and Gender Studies. The center also supports the efforts of various Eastern Kentucky University student organizations such as African /African American Studies Group, the Alphabet Lounge Student Group, B.S.U. (Black Student Union), Christian, EKU Capoeira Club, Eastern Kentucky University Gospel Ensemble, Feminists for Change, International Student Association, L.S.A. (Latino Student Association), M.A.R. (Men Against Rape), M.C.C. (Minority Collegiate Connection and Collegiate Black), Men of Color Mentorship Program, M.S.A. (Muslim Student Association), National Pan-Hellenic Council (N.P.H.C.), OWLS (Older, Wiser, Learners), Pride Alliance, Saudi Student Association, and S.I.S.T.A.