There are several Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) initiatives that we would like to highlight for the 2014-2015 academic year at Duquesne University. The OMA Book Club was launched in September. The club will select and review one book per month during the academic year. The club is open to any member of the Duquesne University community.
In an effort to help feed disadvantaged families of Greater Pittsburgh, the annual OMA Turkey Drive will be held during the months of October and November.
Next, the Moral Conversations series will take place during the fall 2014 semester. This series encourages thought, reflection and feedback to selected topics as well as current issues that deserve discussion.
For the spring 2015 semester, OMA will host its annual Networking Dinner during the month of February.
The highlight of the year will be OMA’s annual Banquet & Scholarship Benefit, which will be held in March.
The annual OMA Pre-Orientation Program (Pre-O) was held Aug. 18 and 19 to welcome in members of the Class of 2018. The Pre-O program is designed to invite and connect students of diverse backgrounds with a reliable network that will aid in their transition into the Duquesne University campus community. The program was led by a wonderful group of returning students, who served as Pre-O Leaders and facilitators of the various workshops, panel discussions, and team builders. The OMA Peer Mentor Program was also incorporated to offer guidance and support to help our students succeed inside and outside the classroom.