Programs and Services

The Mission

     The mission of the Office of Multicultural Programs (OMP) is to promote the academic, personal, and social success of all students, particularly those from under-represented and historically marginalized populations.  In collaboration with the campus community and other offices, the Office of Multicultural Programs (OMP) accomplishes its mission through planning and coordinating a variety of support programs and services that support the holistic development of historically under-represented groups attending Valparaiso University.

How We Help Our Students Succeed:

  • Monitoring of grades and implementation of strategies to support academic success and retention.
  • Providing general one-on-one cultural counseling and advising.
  • Providing information & referral Services to support student success.
  • Providing leadership development through OMP employment, planning committees, or organization advising and training.
  • Scholarships: Hearst, VUAA Book Assistance, Bill Marion 1st Generation College Student Scholarship.
  • National and regional conferences, social gatherings, field trips, and leadership retreats;
  • Fall and Spring conversations series.
  • Food and Fun nights hosted by OMP and Student Organizations.




Gandhi-King Center for Diversity and Global Engagement, Harre Union, Suite 203
Phone: (219)-464-6769
Fax: (219)-464-6868
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