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OMSAR

Office of Multicultural Success and Retention

OMSAR's COVID-19 Response —

We are actively working on our plans to support your academic journey. Email diversity@ohio.edu or call 740.593.9376 with any questions or concerns.

Office of Multicultural Success and Retention

Our Services

Points of Pride

1,200
Average number of OMSAR scholars
3.20
Average overall GPA of all scholars
91%
of OMSAR LINKS participants persist from the fall to spring term
79%
of OMSAR LINKS participants persist from year one to year two
7000+
Average number of service hours completed annually

OMSAR Course Series

This four-course series rotates annually on topics of academic achievement, leadership, and community service.

  • INST 4900 Post-Baccalaureate Preparation Course


    During the fall term, junior or senior students may enroll in a class to help them prepare for their job search and/or graduate school application. Permission is required to participate in the class.

  • INST 4930: LINKS Peer Mentor Seminar


    The LINKS Peer Mentor Seminar is designed to assist in OMSAR's efforts to enhance the retention, academic performance, and social experiences of first-year multicultural students, and serves as the central course for the training of LINKS Peer Mentors. The purpose of the seminar is to help students gain an understanding of LINKS, OMSAR's first year transition and support program. Permission is required to participate in the class. 

  • INST 2900: OHIO Men of Excellence Network Special Issues Course


    This INST 2900 Special Issues course presents an opportunity for participants in the OHIO Men of Excellence Network to plan and execute collegiate plans that meet student academic and professional goals. This course offers a customized path to academic enrichment, leadership, and planning, as well as the creation of a professional networking persona. Permission is required to participate in the class.

  • INST 2900: First year Special Issues Course


    This first year OMSAR INST 2900 Special Issues course is a synchronous course that provides an opportunity for OMSAR and Honors Tutorial College first year underrepresented scholars to engage in critical leadership discussions about antiracism, intersectionality, diversity, and inclusion through the use of assigned texts, media, and contemporary issues, as well as plan and execute collegiate plans that met the student academic, leadership, and professional goals of a Templeton, Rankin, Urban, Appalachian, or HTC scholar. This course is centered on student participation inside and outside the classroom and offers a discussion-based seminar and a customized path to academic enrichment, leadership and planning, as well as the creation of a professional networking persona. Various campus partners will present enrichment opportunities and resources to our class and engage in discussions regarding global and local community engagement.

Study Abroad

 

Student Expo

OMSAR sponsors a session at the annual Student Expo to highlight the research or creative activity OMSAR scholars are engaged with during their academic experience. The OMSAR sessions also highlight research pertaining to diversity and inclusion.

 

Learn more about the student expo

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Contact Us for More Information

 diversity@ohio.edu
  740.593.9376
31 S. Court Street, R. 143
Athens, OH 45701