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The Office of Multicultural Affairs

College of Information Sciences and Technology

Mission The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) at the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) welcomes new students into our college by offering academic and personal support and collaboration among faculty and students. Students enjoy the best of both worlds—a small college set amidst a large university. OMA provides opportunities and experiences on all levels to our students by offering advising and mentoring experiences, professional development, skill-building and networking opportunities. The College of IST has created a welcoming and nurturing climate to foster diversity, with a commitment to the University’s statement on anti-discrimination.

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Collaboration in, and among, student organizations including:

Additional Resources

• Women in IST (WIST) • Diversity Network (D-Net) • IST Student Government

As a student in the College of IST, you will also have access to numerous resources offered to the entire Penn State student body, including:

“Open Door” policy—Although students are encourage to make appointments in order to provide better service, OMA’s door is always open to respond to needs, concerns, challenges, and life celebrations. Social, emotional, and academic support— Referrals to other supporting resources are an integral part of the process to ensure services are provided for the “wholeness” of students, such as: • Undergraduate Advising Center • Office of Student Aid • Office of Disability Services

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Student representation on the IST Diversity Committee. Student focus groups to allow feedback to best support a student inclusion in the college as well as their matriculation and graduation from the College of IST.

Center for Women Students LGBTA Student Resource Center Multicultural Resource Center

Office for Disability Services

Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity

Paul Robeson Cultural Center Student Affairs

How You Can Get Involved By enrolling in the College of IST, you will add your diverse background and talents to our community and experience the close-knit association that exists within the college. You can join one of our many student organizations or give back to your high school by sharing the richness of our program with students there. The possibilities are as unique as you are, and we always welcome new suggestions and ideas.

University Health Services Union and Student Activities

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Office of Multicultural Affairs  

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) at the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) welcomes new students into our college...