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Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA)
The Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA) is the official academic home of all historically underrepresented minority students (Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander). We are dedicated to the betterment of the minority student experience at Rochester through advocacy, holistic advising, education, and collaboration with campus units.
Our department also connects minority students to various resources, on and off-campus. We provide our students with the social capital needed to ensure academic, professional, and personal success.
OMSA's mission is to enhance the environment in which historically underrepresented minority students live and learn by assisting the University with outreach, recruitment, and yield. We do this through the development, implementation, and coordination of programs, events, and support services designed to help minority students graduate.