Office of Multicultural Affairs

Welcome. Bienvenido. Bienvenue. Benvenuto. Bem-vindo.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs exists to aid in the development of a more diverse and inclusive environment for all. The office is committed to providing support services and promoting cultural activities that will create an awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity. 

Office of Multicultural Affairs  
Second Floor Alumni Gymnasium 
Salem, VA 24153  
540-375-2099 

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

After hours for lounge:
Sunday - Thursday 
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

The Lounge

lounge

In our office there is one main common space.This space is used throughout our business hours as a lounge by students to have a place to study and hangout between classes. Students are also allowed to hold meetings in this space with prior notice. 

Our lounge is equipped with:

  • Lounge area
  • Television access with a DVD Player
  • A conference table
  • Two desktop computers
  • Wireless Printing
  • Wii and board games
  • Refrigerator, microwave, water cooler, and coffee machine

There is also a separate Computer Lab for students to use of they prefer a more secluded study space in our office. This lab also holds our small student library, where past students donate their used books for current students.

The lounge is available for reservation beyond these hours by calling 540-375-2099 or e-mailing oma@roanoke.edu

Mission & Vision

Our Mission 
The mission of Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) is to contribute to an inclusive learning environment by supporting the institutions efforts to retain and graduate students prepared for a diverse global society. We provide mentorship opportunities, deliver diversity education and inclusion training, celebrate the cultural diversity of all students, and advocate for underrepresented groups in the Roanoke College community guided by the College’s mission and our professional CAS standards.

Our Vision
The vision of OMA is to develop citizens who are more culturally aware, supportive, and accepting of others who may be different from themselves and to foster a climate within the campus community which recognizes the value that diversity brings to the total educational experience. We envision a Roanoke College where people of all identities and experiences are heard, respected, and fully included in the community in order to allow equitable treatment and outcomes to prevail.