Welcome new and returning OWLS to Florida Atlantic University and to the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. Our motto is “We’re All Together Different,” where we celebrate the diversity on the FAU campuses with students representing all walks of life, from the entire nation to across the world. Promoting multiculturalism in a positive and effective manner is what we do and we encourage you to get involved in a myriad of activities, programs and events hosted by the OMA and other student organizations.
Make sure to visit us to enhance your academic foundation by participating in the Eyes on the Prize Academic Program. You’ll learn tips on how to survive the classroom, how to manage your time and how to study. Stop by the first week of each semester to apply for the Book Loan Program and receive a textbook for a class for the semester and participate in community service. Learn about the importance of diversity and the respect of differences in each other by participating in the Diversity Training and celebrate multiculturalism through various Heritage and History month celebrations.
New in 2011 was the opening of FAU’s first LGBTQA Resource Center. Stop by the OMA and the Resource Center to learn about organizations and support services available on campus and in the local community regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, ally issues and upcoming academic and social events. Participate in the Safe Zone Training program and access resources pertaining to LGBTQA-related topics.
As FAU students navigate their years on campus, it is essential to stop by the office and learn about the services, programs and opportunities afforded to you. There are several student organizations that promote cultural, spiritual, and multicultural missions that you’ll definitely want to get involved with. Living in South Florida, getting involved and learning more about diversity will increase your opportunities upon graduation.
Again, welcome to Florida Atlantic University and to the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.
Juan M. IzaguirreDirector