Who We Are
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) leads the college’s efforts toward its commitment to a diverse and culturally vibrant campus community. The OMA staff endeavor to build and sustain an inclusive community at Lewis & Clark College by working with students, faculty, staff, and community partners to promote an inclusive campus climate; providing academic, social, and programmatic support to students from underrepresented communities; and by acting as an educational resource that prepares all students to succeed in a heterogeneous and ever-changing society.
What We Do
- Provide services and support to our community through our Signature Programs
- Provide academic, social, and cultural support to students from underrepresented communities
- Advise the Multicultural Clubs Consortium and support multicultural student organizations such as MOSAIC (Black Student Union, Gente Latina Unida, Native Student Union), Asian Student Union, and Hawai’i Club; partner with other student organizations such as United Sexualities, Greater Portland Hillel, and the Womyn’s Center
- Partner with Ethnic Studies, Campus Living, The Center for Career & Community Engagement, International Students and Scholars, and Student Transitions Experiences to connect students with additional academic and social networks.
- Serve as a connection between the local Portland communities and Lewis & Clark faculty, students and staff
- Participate in special events: let us know if you have an idea for an event on campus. We would love to partner with you!
The office serves in an advisory capacity for student organizations focusing on issues of community, diversity, and understanding, while assisting faculty and administrators with multicultural program development and individual student issues. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office.
The Educational Benefits of Diversity
At its best, liberal education empowers students intellectually to understand the complex geopolitical, socioeconomic, ethical, and technological challenges confronting humanity at this juncture in history. To read more of this statement, please visit: http://www.lclark.edu/about/diversity/
Multicultural Resource Guide 2010
The Lewis & Clark Multicultural Resource Guide contains resources valuable to students, staff, and faculty at LC. This guide is especially useful for traditionally underrepresented members of the LC community. This guide is evolving and is not all-inclusive of the resources to the Greater Portland Area has to offer, but hopes to serve as a starting point to allow you familiarize yourself with what is available to you in Multnomah County and surrounding areas.
The 2011-2012 Edition of Multicultural Resource Guide will be exclusively online, and will allow for community members to edit our guide. We encourage your feedback and welcome you to explore and enjoy Portland!
Prospective Students at Lewis & Clark
The Office of Admissions develops recruitment programs that focus on students of underrepresented communities. For more information contact the Office of Admissions.
Multicultural Affairs Banquet
OMA congratulates the Class of 2010 and Spring Banquet Award Recipients. Thank you all for your commitment to multiculturalism on campus. For a list of the OMA award recipients check out our Event Page.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs is located in Templeton Campus Center on the Undergraduate Campus.
Associate Dean of Students and Director of Multicultural AffairsLatricia Brand
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Lewis & Clark
0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road, MSC 126
Portland, OR 97219