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The Office of Multicultural Student Success remains virtually open during the Winter and Spring Quarters of 2021. Our Front Desk Assistants will be available to answer your questions, connect you with resources, and help you in whatever way we can.
Dear OMSS Community,
The past year has brought about a lot of feelings of confusion and frustration. COVID-19's reach has impacted many, from canceled graduations, anti-Asian xenophobia and racism, the negative impact on the work force, and, sadly, many hospitalizations and deaths. During this time, OMSS strives to provide you with support. We do this through communicating clearly, sharing resources and attending to your holistic well-being. Please do not hesitate to reach out if we can support you in any way.
We see you. We hear you. We're here for you.
The Office of Multicultural Student Success
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The Office of Multicultural Student Success (OMSS) works to improve the retention and graduation rates of students of color and first-generation students, students who demonstrate financial need, undocumented students and students with marginalized genders and sexualities. The office facilitates opportunities for engagement, advocates for students on campus and is able to provide resources that aid in their successful progress through graduation. These resources include four identity-based student centers (LGBTQA, Black, Asian/Pacific-Islander/Desi-American (APIDA) and Latinx), intersectional identity programming, undocumented student resources, advising/counseling, career readiness/graduate school programming, first-generation college student support and scholarship information.
As a result of engaging with OMSS programs and services, students will be able to:
OMSS offers job opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Peer Mentors: STARS Peer Mentors are sophomore, junior and senior level students who are partnered with freshmen who are first-generation, low-income or students of color for one full academic year. During that year, the mentor serves as a guide to assist their mentee in navigating the transition from high school to college at DePaul.
Graduate Assistants (GAs): OMSS offers three graduate assistantships for students pursuing their graduate degrees at DePaul University. From assisting with program development to leading workshops, the Graduate Assistants (GAs) are paraprofessional staff with a high level of responsibility and autonomy. OMSS GAs support the following initiatives:
Applications for all graduate positions are available during the Spring Quarter.
Virtual Office Hours
Link to Zoom: tinyurl.com/ZoomOMSS
Office of Multicultural Student SuccessLincoln Park Student Center2250 North Sheffield, Suite 105Chicago, IL 60614-3298Phone: 773.325.7325Fax: 773.325.7326
Identity-specific Cultural and Resource CentersLincoln Park Campus, O'Connell Building, 3rd Floor1036 W. Belden Ave.Chicago, IL 60614Phone: 773.325.7325Email:
The Technology Access Fund allows students who are facing financial challenges purchasing educationally necessary equipment (computers, web cams, etc.) or services (reliable internet, wifi) to be considered for support from DePaul University. Once a student submits the form, the request is evaluated and the student will be informed of DePaul's decision within five to seven business days. Students can receive up to $100 per quarter to help with service costs, or, if approved, a lap top computer. Please note, submitting the form does not guarantee funding.