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Office of Multicultural Development

The Office of Multicultural Development helps students feel comfortable and find resources for their success at UA. Learn about our mission and vison, meet our team and see how you can get involved in the OMD below.

ADVANCE New Student Orientation

This program is designed to acclimate diverse and historically underrepresented students to The University of Akron campus.

Learning Communities

Groups of students enroll in classes together receive individualized guidance and mentoring to enhance academic success both inside and outside of the classroom.

Peer Mentoring Services

To help first-year students adjust to life in college we pair you with sophomores, juniors and seniors to meet regularly and also go to events and programs together.

Intercultural Initiatives

OMD sponsors a variety of initiatives and activities that give the UA campus community chances to participate and honor our students. Pictured above UA alumni Matthew Cherry.

Contact the Office of Multicultural Development

Our campus location:
Simmons Hall, Room 124
Akron, OH 44325-1804

Phone: 330-972-6769
Fax: 330-972-8469