Worcester State University
Office of Multicultural Affairs

About OMA:

Welcome to the Office of Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs has been in existence for approximately 30 years.  It continues to proudly host programs such as the Alternatives for Individual Development (A.I.D.) program, Peer Mentors, Third World Alliance student organization, and Upward Bound, a pre-college pipeline program.  Our goal is to provide access opportunities and retention in higher education.  The office is located on the third floor of the student center.


The Office of Multicultural Affairs utilizes a comprehensive and intensive approach to increasing student effectiveness.  The program involves all aspects of college adjustment, the ultimate aim being to increase student sophistication as a means of enhancing student academic achievement and ensuring goal fulfillment.

  • Alternatives for Individual Development (A.I.D.)
  • Upward Bound
  • Third World Alliance


To commemorate Black History Month, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Third World Alliannce, Amnesty International, and the Dennis Brutus/Merrill Goldwyn Center for the Study of Human Rights; will host James McBride as our keynote speaker.  He is the author of The Color of Water: A  Black Man's Tribute to H is White Mother, The Good Lord Bird, both of which have won numerous awards and listed on the New York Times Bestseller List.


DATE CHANGED TO: Thursday, February 27, 2014

10:00 AM

May Street Building (Temple Emmanuel)

Black History Month Speaker - James McBride



Courageous Conversations Lecture with Roland Martin, CNN Chief Political Analyst.

Thursday, March 27th at 4:30 PM

Student Center, Blue Lounge

Roland Martin Flyer

On Thursday, May 10, 2012, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Multicultural Affairs Alumni Council, along with the Alumni Office, hosted an event titled: "Celebrating a Legacy of Achievement at Worcester State University." The event honored graduating seniors in Upward Bound, Alternatives for Individual Development, and Third World Alliance. Alumni were also recognized and were asked to share their memories. Music was performed by Soul Movement and 2 solo performances by Vanessa Ford.

To view archived Upward Bound, A.I.D., and TWA photos for this event, please click on the link below:



  Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action
  Financial Aid
  Student Activities

Contact Info

  Marcela Uribe-Jennings
Assistant Dean/Director
  Laxmi Bissoondial
Academic Coordinator,

  Natalie Perry
  Sophomore Coordinator
  A.I.D. Program

  Isaac Tesfay
Academic Coordinator,
  Upward Bound
  Sidney Buxton, Jr.
  Karen Annucci
  Administrative Assistant

  You may contact the
  Office of Multicultural Affairs
  at 508-929-8049

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Phone: 508-929-8000