New York City Campus

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) views multiculturalism in the broadest sense. Our lens goes beyond race/ethnicity/nationality, to include the cultures of gender, gender identity, poverty, violence, differing abilities and aging.

At the core of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) mission is the commitment to provide opportunities and venues for Pace University and external communities to examine, discuss, debate, collaborate and develop partnerships around themes that perpetuate (un)checked power, privilege, marginalization and social injustices.

To that end, OMA sponsors programs and initiatives that include, but are not limited to:

  • Social Justice
    • Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Lecture & Reception Series
    • Annual Social Justice-in-Action Lecture Series
  • Civic Engagement
    • Volunteer or intern at the New Roots Community Farm in the South Bronx and learn of the importance of community farms in underserved neighborhoods.
  • Community Building and Empowerment
    • Quarterly Community Forums on Diversity-Related Issue/Concerns
  • Mentoring
    • OMA Mentor Program: Open to all students regardless of social identity
    • Urban Male Initiative: Open to historically underrepresented Black and Latino Males
    • Shades: Wo/men of Color Collective
  • Scholarly Endeavors
    • The DiverCity Urban Food Project encourages research and scholarship at both the undergraduate level. The program examines food, consumption and it’s availability throughout New York City, but more particularly, in underserved communities.
  • Beyond the Skyline: Domestic Travel Program
    • A one week civic engagement and travel program that examines cross-cultural social justice and diversity concerns throughout different geographic locales that include: South Carolina, Puerto Rico, Louisiana, New Mexico and Hawaii.