About OMA


Vision statement

The Office of Multicultural Affairs at Seattle University will be a national model for best practices in cultural solidarity, advocacy, and mentorship for underrepresented students within collegiate Jesuit education.

Mission Statement

The Office of Multicultural Affairs works to promote an inclusive learning environment for all students to enhance their understanding of identity and power, to build intercultural awareness and skills, and to support the success of students from historically underrepresented backgrounds.

OMA Values


EDUCATION: OMA elicits learning on multiple identities, backgrounds, and experience of self and others through a range of programs, discussions, resources, and campus events.

CONNECTION: OMA works with all students, specifically those of historically underrepresented backgrounds, by building relationships that shape sense of belonging within our SU community.

ADVOCACY: OMA ignites student ability to serve as change makers, investing in their engagement as conscious global citizens.



The focal points of our work in Office of Multicultural Affairs are to:

1. Establish a sense of cultural solidarity and community among our underrepresented students
2. Assist in the retention of students from underrepresented student groups
3. Support students in their multicultural competency development
4. Serve as a campus partner on issues of multiculturalism and inclusion for students


For more information regarding OMA and our programs please contact us via email at oma@seattleu.edu, or by phone at 206.296.6070.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Seattle University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in the administration of any of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other school-administered policies and programs, or in its employment related policies and practices.

All University policies, practices and procedures are administered in a manner consistent with Seattle University's Catholic and Jesuit identity and character. Inquiries relating to these policies may be referred to the University's Assistant Vice President for Human Resources and Equal Opportunity Officer.

Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations, Seattle University has designated three individuals responsible for coordinating the University's Title IX compliance. Students or employees with concerns or complaints about discrimination on the basis of sex in employment or an education program or activity may contact any one of the following Title IX coordinators:

Dr. Alvin Sturdivant
Vice President of Student Development
Student Center 140

Dr. James Willette
Associate VP of Student Development & Dean of Students
Student Center 140

Leila Curtis
Investigator/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
(206) 296-5954


Individuals may also contact the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.