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Support Network

Office of Multicultural Affairs staff is available to meet regularly and on an individual basis with students to support their retention and overall well-being. These meetings typically focus on a student’s academic performance and general adjustment to the campus community, as well as articulated special needs. Students may drop in or schedule an appointment.

Over the years, professional staff, dedicated alumni, and a team of student leaders have initiated several support groups which serve as venues for reflection, personal growth, and validation. These groups often become valuable networks that help students rely upon and uphold one another.

Latino Students Network: Café con Leche
Café con Leche (Coffee and Milk) Discussions

Café con Leche is a social opportunity for self-identified Latin@/x students to connect with one another and meet Latin@/x faculty and staff (including non-Latin@/x allies) to engage in discussions regarding varying issues of interests in Latin@/x societies. Community building and educational activities such as panel discussions, alumni visits, community building exercises, informal mentoring opportunities, and campus resource announcements will take place at select Café con Leche gatherings.

Women's Groups
Asian, Black, and Latina Women's Groups

OMA facilitates several Women's Groups where students meet regularly to engage in conversations about topics that affect them academically, emotionally, and spiritually on the University campus and in their personal lives. The discussion topics are student-selected and often student-led. Past topics have included discussions regarding self-esteem, self-awareness, conflict resolution, family relations, and dating relationships. Through the group, participants collectively become important sources of affirmation and support for one another, particularly during times of difficulty.

Girl Talk

Girl Talk is another discussion-based group that meets monthly and is open to all women students. Girl Talk is larger than the individual Women's Groups and provides a forum for students to talk about contemporary issues and other topics of interest. Girl Talk is student-led and the executive board welcomes topic suggestions from participants.

Please contact OMA for more information about joining and meeting dates.

Men's Connection
Men's Support Group

Men's Connection provides an opportunity for male students to interact with others who share the common experience of being under-represented students on campus. During these meetings, participants are able to develop friendships, engage in lively conversations and debates, and form strong sources of support. Men's Connection helps participants define their own values and give voice to their experiences as students of color.

Black Alumni Network
University of Richmond Black Alumni Network (URBAN)

Through service, educational programs, and social activities, URBAN elevates the goodwill and intentions of the Alumni Association, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the University of Richmond to maintain and ensure the historic legacy of African-American, African, and Caribbean students.

Feel free to email to find out how to join URBAN or with any other questions you might have. Be sure to check our Facebook and Twitter pages for news and up-to-the-minute information.

Women's Groups

For more information on any of the Women's Groups or Girl Talk, please contact Dr. Tina Cade or Dr. Morgan Russell