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The Office of Multicultural Affairs provides academic, social, and transition support for underserved and underrepresented students. We celebrate and support an increasingly diverse student body and promote dialogue between individuals of diverse backgrounds and identities.

Next Steps- Student Involvement!

Interested in participating in leadership programs and conferences that support your transition to college? Visit our Student Involvement and Support page!Get Started!

Oliver Hill Scholars Class of 2024!

Welcome accepted students! You've been invited to check out a sneak preview of what you have to look forward to as an Oliver Hill Scholar!Open Invitation!

In case you haven't heard...

We're restructuring!

Higher education is ever-fluctuating, and cutting-edge universities continue to address evolving trends. One of the ways departments address their shift in services and support is by combining offices and refining the details of their work. Since their inception, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Office of Common Ground have both had rich histories at the University of Richmond. Both offices have been uniquely positioned to support the experiences of underrepresented students, while also offering ongoing social justice and diversity education.

We don’t have a new name yet. However, please be assured that whatever our new name ends up being, we will continue to support the experiences of students and to highlight the beauty and collective richness of them. Our newly-formed office will also support opportunities to raise social justice awareness for all students.

Please know that although we are modifying, there are some things that will not change. Our newly merged staff are still as friendly, as knowledgeable, and as caring as we were yesterday. We still understand that there are populations at UR who have specific needs, and we are just as determined now to assist students with those needs as we have ever been. We anticipate our better aligned-office will aid us in providing a deeper level of support for students.

As we evolve, know that there will be opportunities for you to be involved.

Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)

Recognizing that "Spiders come in many colors", the mission of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) is to create a welcoming environment that supports the academic and personal development of multicultural students at the University of Richmond and engages students at large in building an inclusive campus community. The goal of OMA is to provide multicultural students with a space of their own equipped with professionals dedicated to enhancing their UR experience. 

To learn more about the Office of Multicultural Affairs, its services, and the integral part OMA plays in the campus community please navigate through the tabs at the top of the homepage.

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Letter of Support

Please read the joint letter outlining the Offices of Common Ground and Multicultural Affairs decision regarding supporting the BSC.

Support for AAPI Communities

Our thoughts are with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community as they continue to be the target of hatred and violence. Discrimination and hate against the AAPI community has grown during the COVID-19 pandemic. We acknowledge the AAPI community at the University of Richmond and the importance of their safety along with all communities of color on our campus. The Offices of Common Ground and Multicultural Affairs are here to support our AAPI community.

Please visit this site for a list of resources and organizations providing support and aid for AAPI communities.

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Contact Us

Office of Multicultural Affairs
Tyler Haynes Commons, Room 338
270 Richmond Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Office: (804) 289-8032
Fax: (804) 484-1421