Wednesday, August 30th 2017

5:00 PM

OMSS: Get Acquainted Day

Get Acquainted Day is the Office of Multicultural Student Services annual minority student welcome event where students connect with one another, student organizations and supportive departments. There will be music, free food and a freshmen raffle!

The rain site for the event will be the UC Rankin Atrium.

Wednesday, September 13th 2017

7:00 PM

OMSS: "All We Do is Step, Stroll and Hop: What is a Black Greek?"

All We Do is Step, Stroll and Hop?:

What is a Black Greek?
A campus-wide interactive educational program experience
Presenter: Rasheed Ali Cromwell, Esq. and President of the Harbor Institute

Wednesday, September 13th at 7 PM in IRC 120, open to the entire campus.

Description: All We Do is Step and Stroll?! is an interactive, innovative, fun, engaging and campus-wide educational session that dispels these stereotypes. The session also offers practical short-term and long-term solutions for both Divine Nine members and non-members to positively change the expectation and culture related to these organizations.

Sponsors: The Office of Multicultural Student Services, Black Greek Council

For more information on our speaker Rasheed Cromwell, visit

Thursday, September 14th 2017

4:00 PM

OMSS: Latin@ Heritage - Patrimonio Latin@

Thursday 9/14/17 “Patrimonio Latin@”
4-6 p.m. Campus Quad Stage (UC 202A Rain site)

“Patrimonio Latin@” is the kick-off event for "Diversidad!" -- a series of events to celebrate the diverse contributions of Latina/o cultures. The event will be a festive and interactive presentation highlighting the richness of Latin@ culture with arts and crafts stations, light refreshments and a live performance by the group "Bandolero Duran."

Thursday, September 21st 2017

5:00 PM

OMSS: Latin@ Heritage - Arte Latin@

Thursday 9/21/17 “Latin@ el arte” “Arte Latin@”
5-8:30 p.m. Grand Rapids

The trip will begin with a Failure Lab presentation of personal stories from Latin@ community members, as well as a visit to Ferris Kendall College of Art and Design for a display of art from Latin@ students, and conclude with touring Latin@ Art on display for ArtPrize 2017 in downtown Grand Rapids.

Students will depart Ferris at 5 p.m. and return by 9:30 p.m.

Cost is free, space is limited, contact the CLS to sign-up and complete a waiver!

Tuesday, October 3rd 2017

5:00 PM

OMSS: Diversidad ! - Historia y Identidad Latin@

Tuesday, 10/03/17 “Historia y Identidad Latin@”
5-6:30 p.m., IRC 120

The featured discussion will include a diverse panel of Ferris faculty and guests discussing the colonial history of Latin@ countries, identities of Latin@ Americans, and other major current issues within the culture. All are invited, the event is free and open to the public.

Monday, October 9th 2017

10:00 AM

Indigenous Peoples Day Educational Outreach

Please stop by our Informational Tables in the Rankin Atrium across from Starbucks to learn more about efforts to recognize and celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day at Ferris State University, as opposed to Columbus Day on October 9th. Come and learn about how Indigenous peoples have survived across both the South and North American continents through 500+ years of oppression, genocide, ethnocide, removal and assimilation policies.

As Ferris State works to become a truly diverse institution that is safe and welcoming to all its students, please come by and make your voices and thoughts be heard across this institution about why we should celebrate people who are survivors, and not colonizing murderers and rapists like Christopher Columbus.

Friday, October 13th 2017

5:00 PM

OMSS: Diversidad! - Convivio

Friday 10/13/17 “Convivio”
5-9 p.m., IRC Connector & Rooms 107, 109, 115, 120 & IRC Connector Commons Area

Attendees will go on a tour of Latin America, experiencing food, culture and music.

Tuesday, October 24th 2017

6:00 PM

OMSS: Conversations on Race

The Office of Multicultural Student Services invites the campus community to attend "Conversations on Race" - a campus dialogue series that will take place once a semester and will aim to address events, issues and trends surrounding race in our society. The main topics to be discussed are selected by the students from a pre-survey that is distributed campus-wide on Orgsync.

OMSS seeks to collaborate with faculty and student organizations to be a part of each discussion.

October Discussion
Tuesday, October 24th 6-7:30 p.m. UC 203 (Founder's Room)

December Discussion
Tuesday, December 5th 6-7:30 p.m. UC 203 (Founder's Room)