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Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

  • Students enjoying Hip Hop Wednesday on Greene Street.

    Hip-Hop Wednesday

    Beats, dance moves, community partners, and much more

Events

We offer a variety of social and educational opportunities, from small group discussions in the Russell House to big hip hop parties right on Greene Street. 

OMSA Events 

Open to all students, faculty, and staff.

BlackSpace (formerly known as Jamaa) is a community group for Black students (undergraduate, graduate, or professional) attending UofSC that is sponsored and facilitated by the Counseling Center. One of the reasons BlackSpace was created was to ensure a safe space for Black students to talk about how issues of culture, race, and ethnicity influence their experience of being a student at a predominately White campus. We cover a various topics such as colorism, pop culture, stereotypes in and out of the classroom, current social issues, and increasing confidence.

Learn more about group counseling.

Dates: April 1
Time: 11 a.m - 2 p.m.
Location: Instagram Live

Students, faculty, staff and community partners gather on Greene Street once a month to socialize while our DJ spins new and old school hip hop music. Learn more about how you can get involved with our office, across campus and in the community
 

Identity365 is a year-long celebration of the cultural diversity at the University of South Carolina. Through collaborations with student organizations, faculty, and staff -- Identity365 provides unique opportunities to learn about diverse identities. All Identity365 programs are are open for all members of the UofSC community to attend.

View our Identity365 events.

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Location: Zoom

Q'afe provides a weekly opportunity for LGBTQ+ students and friends to meet, connect, socialize and relax. Although the Intersection is always open to all, Q'afe is designed to be a consistent break for LGBTQ+ students.

The first Thursday of the month will be a family dinner. The third Thursday of the month will center around a discussion topic from 7:30-8:30.

 


 Faculty and Staff Development Workshops

Alphabet Soup is a professional development lunch series open to all UofSC community members. Each session will focus on a different identity (for example: bisexual or gender nonconforming identities) to learn the history, terminology, symbology, etc. of different identities within the community. The series seeks to help participants understand the unique needs of individual groups to eventually provide support and space that can be individualized. The series will take place once a month throughout the 2019-2020 Academic year.

Diversity Matters is a brown bag luncheon series which assists student life professional increase their cultural competence and the benefits of diversity and inclusion on campus. All workshops are designed to be an hour-long, interactive sessions that will engage all professionals at every level. 

 

 


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