Office of Multicultural Student Success

Welcome to the Office of Multicultural Student Success!

OMSS Overview 

The OMSS staff wishes you success at The University of Toledo and wants you to know we are here to assist you during your stay. You may have a basic question or a concern that needs immediate attention; regardless of your need, remember that this is your home away from home.

Our homepage will acquaint you with general information about the Office of Multicultural Student Success and its specific programs that are designed for your educational and social development. To learn about our diversity plan, click here.

We look forward to meeting you and learning how we can help you succeed at UT! Stop in the office at 2500 Student Union, Bancroft campus, or call us at 419.530.2261.  

Food and Toiletry Drive

food and toiletry drive flyer

Lawrence C. Ross

Lawrence C. Ross

Multicultural graduation


Click here to register to attend the Multicultural Graduation.

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night 
September 7 Open Mic Night
October 5 Open Mic Night

Heritage and History Months

Heritage and History Month Goals

Goal 1: Commemorate, honor, and celebrate the contributions made by each group to our country in general and The University of Toledo in particular

Goal 2: Educate and inform University of Toledo students about the unique culture of each group

Goal 3: Provide opportunity for students to learn how to interact with the diversity of people on campus and foster a more unified and cohesive campus community. 


October 2016
LGBTQA History Month

  LGBTQA History Month is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. It is observed during October in the United States, to include National Coming Out Day on October 11. Find out more about the LGBTQA community and events that OMSS is hosting by clicking here.





Filipino Heritage Month

October 2016 
Filipino American Heritage Month

Filipino Heritage Month is celebrated in the United States during the month of October. The Filipino American National Historical Society established Filipino American History Month in the year 1988. The University of Toledo celebrates the same month to commemorate and honor the contributions of the Filipino people domestic and abroad and make all students aware of these contributions. Click here to see the Filipino American Heritage Month event calendar.





  Native American History Month 

November 2016 
Native American Heritage Month

In 1990 President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 "National American Indian Heritage Month." Similar proclamations, under variants on the name (including "Native American Heritage Month" and "National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month") have been issued each year since 1994. This month commemorates and honors the contributions of Native Americans, promotes a greater understanding of their history, and make all students aware of these contributions.




Mentorship opportunities

The Office of Multicultural Student Success Mentorship Programs are intrusive support programs designed to enhance the life experiences of multicultural students. Our goal is to help students maximize their academic and leadership potential through educational workshops, peer interactions, professional mentorship, community service, conferences and campus involvement. Participants will receive: financial support for conference registration, leadership & diversity training, and priority for scholarship and other campus development opportunities.  For more information on these mentorship opportunities, click here. To apply for a mentorship opportunity, click here.  (PRIMOS has a second application, found here.)


Program Calendar

*Denotes a Heritage Month Event

For specific calendars, click below:
African American
Filipino American Heritage Month




Wedneday 7

Open Mic Night
(with UT Dining, OSIL, and DEEP)

South Dining Hall


Thursday 8

Lunch & Conversations: "Adjusting to College"

Student Union 2500


Wednesday 14

Real Talk

Student Union 2500


Thursday 15


S.U.C.C.E.E.D. Networking Night

Student Union 2591


*Latino Student, Faculty, and Staff Mixer

Student Union Auditorium


Sunday 18

TAWL Sisterhood Circle



Wednesday 21

SAHSA Cultural Presentation

Student Union 2500


Monday 26 LSU's Latinos in Leadership Panel Student Union 2592 6pm
Wednesday 28 Acronym (LGBTQ Support Group) Student Union 2500 6-7pm
SAHSA Culture Presentation Student Union 2500 7:30-8:30pm

Friday 30

Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM)*
Birthright Citizenship Documentary

Student Union 2592




Wednesday 5


Filipino American Heritage Month (FAHM)*
FAHM Kickoff
Trimble Lounge 12-2pm
HHM*We Are STEMM Presents: Dr. Emanual Maverakis  Wolf Hall 1205 6pm
LGBTQA+ History Month*
Spectrum Movie Screening: MAJOR!
Student Union 2582 7-9pm
Open Mic Night with UT Dining, OSIL, and DEEP South Dining Hall 7-9pm
Thursday 6 LGBTQA*Safe Place Training Student Union 2582 12-2pm
HHM*Holy Toledo Laughfest Comedian: Vince Acevedo
(Paired with LSU)
Student Union Auditorium 7pm
LGBTQA*Spectrum Meeting: Kickoff Student Union 2591 8pm
FAHM*Paint the Rock with FAA UT Flatlands 8:30pm
Monday 10 LGBTQA*Self-Hatred is NOT Therapy Law Auditorium 6:30-8pm
HHM*LSU's Loteria (Mexican Bingo) Student Union 2592 7-8pm
Tuesday 11

LGBTQA*All Love Photo Shoot

Student Union 2500 10am-2pm
Escuucha Nuestras Voces, Hear our Voices: Latinx coming out stories
Student Union 2582 7-8:30pm
Wednesday 12 FAHM*Filipino Dessert Workshop President's Hall MPR Room 5pm
LGBTQA*Spectrum & UTFA: Queering Reproductive Justice Student Union 3018 6:30-8pm
Real Talk Student Union 2500 6:30-8pm
Thursday 13 Lunch and Conversations: "Identity and Belonging" Student Union 2500 12-1:30pm
LGBTQA*Spectrum Meeting: Drag and Talent Rocky's Attic 8pm
Friday 14

LGBTQA*Toledo PRIDE Nite Glo 5k run/walk

-Community Event: all welcome. Pre-register here

International Park 7-11pm
Saturday 15 LGBTQA*Homecoming March with Spectrum Homecoming March Course 10am
Sunday 16 TAWL Sisterhood Circle   6:30-8pm
Monday 17 FAHM*Filipino Dance University Hall 5130G 6-9pm
Tuesday 18 LGBTQA*LGBT Advisory Board Meet and Greet Student Union 3020 12-1pm
LGBTQA*Spectrum: Candle Light Vigil Student Union Steps 8-9pm
Thursday 20 FAHM*FAA Halloween Party Student Union 2584 7-9pm
LGBTQA*Spectrum Meeting: Rocky Horror Rec Center Oak Room 8pm
Friday 21 LGBTAQ*LGBT History Month: Keynote, Mal Blum Student Union Ingman Room 8pm
Saturday 22 FAHM* Philippine Culture Night (PCN)
Tickets on sale at Ask Rocky
$7 for Students $10 for Non-students
Student Union Ingman Room 5-10 pm
Sunday 23 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk    
Monday 24 Lawrence C. Ross, Blackballed Lecture Series:
KNOW BETTER/DO BETTER: Deeper Reasons Why Campus Racism Exists
Student Union Auditorium 7pm
Tuesday 25 LGBTQA*LGBTQ+ Bingo Student Union 2500 6-7:30pm
Wednesday 26 LGBTQA*SAEPP: It's Not All Rainbows and Glitter Student Union 2579 12-1pm
LGBTQA*Acronym Student Union 2500 6-7pm
LGBTQA*A Litany for Survival Film Student Union 3020 6:30pm
Thursday 27 Spectrum*: Halloween Ball Rec Center 8pm
Monday 31 LGBTQA* Healthcare's Role in Gender Identity Health Science Campus
CCE Building Rm 1200


Wednesday 2

Open Mic Night with UT Dining, OSIL, and DEEP South Dining Hall 7-9pm
Thursday 3 Native American Heritage Month (NAHM)* Kickoff Event
Three Sisters Soup
Trimble Lounge 12-2pm
Wednesday 9 Real Talk Student Union 2500 6:30-8pm
Thursday 10 Lunch and Conversations: "Dealing with Challenging Family Relationships" Student Union 2500 12-1:30pm
Friday 11 Veteran's Day -- Office Closed Student Union 2500 All Day
Monday 14 NAHM* Native American Lunch Student Union Auditorium 12-2pm
Wednesday 16 Birthright Citizenship Documentary Student Union 2582 6-8:30pm
Sunday 20 TAWL Sisterhood Circle   6:30-8pm
Monday 28 NAHM* Sara Marie Ortiz Poetry Reading Ingman Room 7:30-8:30pm
Wednesday 30 Acronym (LGBTQA+ Support Group) Student Union 2500 6-7pm


Wednesday 7

Acronym (LGBTQA+ Support Group) Student Union 2500 6-7pm
Open Mic Night with UT Dining, OSIL, and DEEP South Dining Hall 7-9pm

Thursday 8

Lunch and Conversations: "Debriefing the Semester" Student Union 2500 12-1:30pm
Friday 16 Multicultural Graduation
Sign up here
Student Union Auditorium 5:30-7pm




Last Updated: 10/21/16