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.
Office of Multicultural Success and Retention
LINKS ProgramLINKS helps first-year students navigate the college experience by focusing on issues of access, retention, and student success while promoting the educational benefits of diversity and inclusion at Ohio University.
One-on-One SupportThe OMSAR Team specializes in working one on one with students to help them craft a pathway for academic and personal success.If you would like to meet with a member of our team, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Points of Pride
OMSAR Course Series
This four-course series rotates annually on topics of academic achievement, leadership, and community service.
INST 4900 Post-Baccalaureate Preparation Course
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.
JamaicaSpend one week this spring break in the Caribbean volunteering in Jamaican communities! During this two-city program, students will work with Stones Hope School, speaking with local leaders about history, politics, and environmental conservation.
BelizeEarn your Junior Composition credit while spending 10 days this winter break in the Caribbean volunteering in Belizean communities! Students will assist locals in building sustainable, earth-bag half-way homes for orphans, and assist with local, organic farming and community outreach.
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