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Through the Multicultural Affairs Advisory Board and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Diversity Initiative Grant is available to Columbia-recognized student organizations to support events that fulfill at least two of the following objectives: foster diversity education, promote multicultural awareness, and create avenues for cross-cultural dialogue.

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OMA aims to strengthen and enhance the richly diverse fabric of the Columbia community by providing and supporting programs and services in the following areas:

Under1Roof 2014: Make-Up Sessions

Under1Roof is a required program for all incoming first year students in Columbia College and Columbia Engineering. It explores how we individually and collectively create an inclusive community at Columbia University. It provides the framework on how intergroup understanding and community building are achieved through continual engagement and education about the different social identities that all students bring to campus. It is the exciting beginning of a sustained dialogue that we hope will last throughout a student’s education here and beyond.

Preferred Session to AttendCan AttendCannot Attend
Friday, September 12th, 1pm-3:45pm
Friday, September 19th, 1pm-3:45pm
Sunday, September 21st, 1pm-3:45pm
Friday, September 26th, 1pm-3:45pm
Friday, October 3rd, 1pm-3:45pm
Please share any additional information or considerations that we should take into account when scheduling your make-up session.
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OMA: Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary

The Office of Multicultural Affairs will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a yearlong celebration of events and activities that will engage students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

All-Ivy Multicultural Affairs Meeting: REGISTRATION

On Friday, July 18, 2014, Columbia's Office of Multicultural Affairs is hosting an All-Ivy meeting of colleagues from offices focused on undergraduate diversity, social justice, identity development, and inclusion. These offices include, but are not limited to, multicultural and intercultural centers, LGBTQA centers, women's centers, international student programming and transitional support offices, and affinity-focused offices/positions.

As outlined in the general schedule, we will start off our day with each institution presenting about institutional structure, relevant offices (mission, vision, organization chart), and scope of programs and resources. The goal is to give participants a better understanding of peer institutions so that subsequent conversations about programs, campus issues, and ways to collaborate can be better contextualized. NOTE: The point person will be sentmore guidelines about this presentation.
This information will help shape roundtable discussions.
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2014 OMA Graduation Cord Honorees

Presented by the Columbia Office of Multicultural Affairs, the OMA Graduation Cords are given to graduating seniors in Columbia College, the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science,

CMI Spring 2014 Mentor Training

The Columbia Mentoring Initiative is excited you are interested in supporting the Class of 2018 as a mentor.  Please submit this form no later than Friday, April 25, 2013 at 4pm to confirm your atendance at the mandatory Columbia Mentoring Initiative (CMI) Spring Mentor Training.

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Participation Contract

Program participants are expected to work collaboratively and respectfully with each other throughout the duration of CMI. Participants must continually demonstrate respect, dignity, and courtesy at all times. Columbia University values diversity of thought and background, seeks to create a better world for all, and strives to be welcoming and inclusive of everyone with consideration and respect for others, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability or religion.

Participants are expected to maintain professional and appropriate relationships during the program. A romantic and/or sexual relationship between a mentor/mentee pair is inappropriate and inconsistent with the nature of CMI. Such relationships/activities are grounds for immediate removal from CMI.

As a participant in CMI, you are committed to meeting the following expectations:

 Connect with mentor/mentee a minimum of one (1) hour per week
 Attend mandatory CMI programs
 Attend family tree activities
 Complete program evaluations (i.e. surveys, mid-semester evaluation, video testimonial, etc.)

Failure to notify family tree chairs of absences to mandatory events will be cause for removal from the program. All program participants must be enrolled in classes during the fall 2013-2014 academic year.

I have read and understand the expectations outlined and I will do my best to contribute to the effectiveness of the Columbia Mentoring Initiative (CMI). It is my responsibility to sustain contact with my mentor/mentee. I will participate in activities, programs and workshops as they relate to this program to the best of my ability. I will refrain from behavior that endangers the safety and well-being of my mentor/mentee, and adhere to the nondiscrimination policy outlined by the program. If I am unable or unwilling to adhere to the policy therein, I understand that I will be asked to leave the program. I will uphold and fulfill the mission of CMI, and abide by the expectations of me held by the programs sponsoring office.

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Perspectives on Diversity Facilitator Sign-Up

Student leaders involved with the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) programs will welcome admitted students of the Class of 2018 during the weekend of Perspectives on Diversity hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Visitors Center by conducting icebreakers and facilitating small group discussions.  

Please choose in what capacity you are volunteering to be a facilitator for the Perspectives on Diversity Weekend welcome through the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

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