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The Grad Post, Spring 2021, Office of Multicultural Affairs

F. Takeshia Brown, Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs

Q: Tell us about your role in the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

A: As the Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, my role is to help oversee and guide the office in fulfilling our institutional role of helping our institution become more inclusive and welcoming to all Eagles.

Q: Tell us about the mission for the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

A: The Office of Multicultural Affairs supports Georgia Southern University’s greater mission to support cultural diversity, inclusion and equity. Our office is designed to educate and celebrate the cultural diversity of students, staff and the Georgia Southern community. This is accomplished by cultivating leaders who value civility, problem solving and heritage. The Office of Multicultural Affairs also promotes a fulfilling and comprehensive college experience, which encourages social responsibility, student learning, and personal well-being obtained through cultural opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. These include a series of support services, programs and activities that foster inclusion and pluralism.

Q: What are a few of the programs/groups that your office supports?

A: We have mentoring programs such as the Men of Vision & Excellence, the Minority Advisement Program, the Hispanic Outreach Leadership and Achievement, Sisters with Purpose (Armstrong Campus), Sisters with Purpose (Statesboro).  We also have peer education through the Diversity Peer Educators. 

Q: Tell us about the Diversity Training that you offer?

A: We offer a plethora of trainings to meet people at their knowledge level.  We have a general diversity training that covers basic information and terms as well as trainings in special topics such sexism, ableism, Gender and Sexual orientation, and privilege and more.  We offer monthly trainings with pre-planned topics as well an on option to request a training for a group or course.  Trainings can be found here.

Q: What is the best way for students to find out about programs/groups/events your office is providing?

A: Students can engage with us on social media at gs_oma on Twitter and Instagram. We are also located in the Russell Union in room 2070 on the Statesboro campus and on the Savannah campus we are in Memorial College Center rooms 211 – 213.

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