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Black Graduation 2015: Registration

The Black Graduation ceremony serves as an intimate gathering for family, friends, and members of the black Columbia community to celebrate the culture and accomplishments of the undergraduate graduating class.

These can include OMA Graduation Cords, King's Crown awards, academic departmental honors, organization awards, and being selected as a senior marshal. Since some of these awards may not be known when you register, we recommend you log-in so that you are able to modify your submission at a later date.

Accepting Housing in ICH for 2014/15 Year

Congratulations again on being selected to be a resident in the InterCultural House for the 2014/15 academic year!!! In order to accept/reject our offer for residence, please complete this form. 

If there are any questions, please contact Devon Wade ( or Marta Esquilin (


ICH Staff

Under1Roof 2015: Student Facilitator Application

The Office of Multicultural Affairs is looking for dynamic student facilitators to help lead Under1Roof dialogues for incoming, first year students during the New Student Orientation Program (NSOP).

Applicant Information
Short Responses
Please briefly answer these questions.
In Under1Roof, first year students discuss identity, diversity, and social responsibility. Think about a short reading or video clip that you would want all first year students to cover as a part of this program that speaks to one or more of these areas. It can be a scholarly essay, popular article, video clip, or any other media piece.
Verification and Signature

About OMA

Acknowledging our differences is not about separating people but about learning from new perspectives and understanding the social realities that exist and have prevented coalitions within and amon

2015 OMA Graduation Cord Nomination Form

Presented by Multicultural Affairs, the OMA Graduation Cords are given to graduating seniors in Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, and School of General Studies who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to inclusion, global diversity, social justice, and multiculturalism through the OMA, campus leadership, community involvement, academic endeavors, and/or personal dedication.

Nominee Information
Nominator Information
If self-nominating, please write "self."
Please Respond to the Following Questions:
Please give specific examples. Please do not exceed 250 words.
Please do not exceed 250 words.
Please do not exceed 250 words.
Signature and Date
During the OMA Graduation Cord Ceremony, we highlight some of the wonderful words written about the honorees by their nominators. If your nominee is selected, we ask for your permission to possibly read selections from your nomination form.

Trans @ Columbia

Trans @ Columbia will be a page dedicated to Columbia's trans* community.

LGBTQ Student Groups

The OMA supports and advises several groups catering to the needs to cultural and identity groups. Here are some of the groups for our LGBTQ community and their allies.

LGBTQ Student Groups


Columbia Queer Alliance (CQA)

Since 1967, the Columbia Queer Alliance is proud to continue its legacy of pioneering activism and social ju

Columbia Mentoring Initiative Mentor Application

The Columbia Mentoring Initiative (CMI) is an inter-generational mentorship program administered through Multicultural Affairs (OMA) that connects historically underrepresented first year students with returning students (sophomores, juniors and seniors) from shared social identities, and all students with alumni.  CMI provides students the opportunity to get involved in various "family trees" including Arab and Middle Eastern, Asian, Black, Indigenous, International, Latino, and LGBTQ. 

Demographic Information
"Pronouns in use" are what people want to be referred to in the third person (examples: she/her/hers; he/him/his; they/them/their; ze/zie/xe)
I.e. Tribal affiliation, pacific islander, native hawaiin, alaskan native, australian aboriginal, new zealand maori, indigenous to south or central america, etc
Family Tree Preference

CMI Participation

The OMA Columbia Mentoring Initiative (CMI) is an inter-generational mentorship program that connects first year students (Mentees) with returning students (Mentors), and all students with alumni.


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Multicultural Affairs


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