Office of Multicultural Affairs 2013 Pre-Orientation Program

A diverse group of 80 incoming freshman participated in the Pre-Orientation Program coordinated by the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) on Aug. 19 and 20. Students in this program took advantage of the numerous sessions offered and the opportunity to interact with DU faculty, staff, alumni, and student leaders. Continue reading

Celebrating Black History Month on the Bluff


Black History Month was first recognized as “Negro History Week” by African American Scholar—Dr. Carter G. Woodson in 1926. In 1976, Black History Month was expanded to include the entire month of February. Dr. Woodson selected the month of February because it included the birthdays of abolitionist Fredrick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln. Continue reading

Office of Multicultural Affairs Pre-Orientation

OMA Pre-Orientation

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) hosted their annual OMA Pre-Orientation Program (Pre-O) on August 20 and August 21. Pre-O is designed to connect students of diverse backgrounds with a reliable network of support that will aid in their social and academic transition into the Duquesne University campus community. An outstanding group of returning students served as Pre-O Leaders and facilitators of the various workshops, panel discussions, and team builders. The incoming students and their parents communicated that they valued the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and DU Alumni. Continue reading