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"Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization."

-- Gandhi

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Mission Statement

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) has as a primary mission coordinating and implementing comprehensive educational, cultural and social programs designed to combat bias, bigotry and racism, while promoting intercultural dialogue, awareness and respect for diversity.  Through advocacy, cultural programs and education, OMA helps students understand and appreciate racial, ethnic, gender and other differences, while creating opportunities for students to challenge bias and expand their cultural knowledge and appreciation.  OMA utilizes its programming and support systems to provide an optimum developmental environment where all members of the University community may develop to the highest level of their potential in an atmosphere free from harassment and bias, thereby ensuring Rice’s standing as a intellectually and culturally vibrant community.



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