The Office of Multicultural Engagement (OME) looks to provide the necessary support and guidance needed to encourage students to become members of a community respectful of differences. The OME coordinates programs that educate, engage, and embrace students of different ethnic and diverse backgrounds so that all students have a richer campus experience and will be better prepared for service and leadership after graduation.

Our vision and work

CUAA Office of Multicultural Engagement staff strives to reach out and support students in one-on-one and group formats. We look to offer and provide support to those who may be struggling with mixed messages they may receive daily when dealing with the issues of race in their own communities.

Our number one mission is to serve as an advocate and mentor to students from underrepresented populations.

Working with students

  • Coordinate diverse experiences for all students on-campus
  • Off-campus social justice movements and discussions (see the Diversity Advocacy Team)
  • Provide support for all incoming freshman and transfer students

Related organizations and ways to get involved

  • Cardinal Bridge Program
  • Diversity Advocacy Team
  • Black Student Union
  • Hispanic & Latinx Club

Additional resources

Campus-wide book movement

Faculty, staff, and students have been invited to join members of campus reading together Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?

Available for free to all faculty, staff, and students.

I truly believe this campus-wide reading will aid our Concordia University family, who come from very different backgrounds, in establishing a shared experience and a communal effort to bring forth knowledge and understanding of issues of social justice for all people. We hope to use avenues such as our campus wide reading to spur such conversations between faculty, staff and students.

Open access resources for everyone

The National Museum of African American History and Culture has made images of the collection available online available to all.

Contact the OME

Shanitra Cheff

Shanitra Cheff

Director of Multicultural Engagement
Assistant Cheer and Stunt Coach
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