The Office of Multicultural Student Access and Retention (OMSAR) is a sub-branch of the Office for Diversity & Inclusion. The Office for D&I is also home to the Women’s Center, Multicultural Center and Programs, and the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Center.
My video demonstrates why OMSAR is a premiere outlet for undergraduate OU persons of color, by focusing on the social programs, scholarships, academic and extracurricular opportunities the office provides.
OMSAR is mostly known for LINKS, a peer mentoring program for first-year minority students that helps ease the transition from high school into college, where often few students share similar ethnic identities. Therefore, I mainly focused on the LINKS program but included aspects of OMSAR that do not relate to LINKS.
I also investigated OMSAR’s work through other organizations, specifically the LGBT Center. I tied my topics together by interviewing LGBT Center director delfin bautista, to learn about LINKS strengths and weaknesses from an outside source that has OMSAR knowledge.
There are a variety of pictures and descriptive texts in this video to allow viewers to gain a deeper understanding of OMSAR’s impact.