Office of Multicultural Student Success

OMSS - Your home away from home at UToledo

We are the Office of Multicultural Student Success, lovingly known by our students as OMSS!

We are here to help you succeed as a multicultural student at UToledo.

Our dedicated staff provides educational opportunities, builds community, supports your success and cultivates space for you to exist as your most authentic self. 

  • Join us during our 10 history and heritage month celebrations to learn about new cultures.
  • Attend our student diversity workshops to gain professional development experience.
  • Hang out in our space to build relationships with our amazing staff.

We are here to help celebrate our diverse community. We are #TheFamilyOMSS.  

Meet the OMSS team

Students engaged in work

African American Initiatives

Our programs and services give you the tools to succeed: peer and professional mentorship, academic and social development, and campus and community resources.

Student holding bisexual and pansexual flags

LGBTQA+ Initiatives

Our programs and services focus on creating a welcoming and inclusive campus environment. We provide a supportive social community, as well as personal and professional development. 

Latino students celebrating graduation

Latino Initiatives

Our Latino Initiatives form partnerships with communities, K-12 schools and businesses to close the Latino achievement gap. These cultural and educational collaborations give you the support you need to succeed.

 
Heritage event

History and Heritage Months

Celebrate with us! Our monthly celebrations help all students to learn about cultural history and to observe how these cultures are viewed within American society.

Students working together

Student Diversity Workshops

Diversity workshops provide students with a safe space for discovery and self-reflection. Come learn about yourself and the diverse communities around you.

A diverse group of students sitting around a table outside of the student union

ally trainings

Learn how to be an ally to the LGBTQA+ and undocumented student communities. Our ally trainings allow you to reflect on your understandings and assumptions.

 

Mission

Our mission is to foster an inclusive learning environment that promotes academic success, retention and graduation. Through its collaboration efforts, OMSS critically engages students in order to create a campus culture in which all persons, organizations and groups can learn and develop to achieve their greatest potential.

Meet My'Asia Luster

Class of 2025, Psychology

“When I think of OMSS, I think of family — by showing up for everyone no matter who you are and building me into the young black lady they believed me to be. OMSS also provided a safe place to come to in times of need. It allows me to create my own opportunities.”

Last Updated: 8/11/22