Office of Multicultural Programs at Valparaiso University

Office of Multicultural Programs at Valparaiso University Home of Asian American Pacific Islander Coalition (AAPIC), Alliance, Black Student Organization (BSO), LatinX in Valparaiso for Excellence (LIVE), Male Empowerment Network (MEN), SMART Connections (SMART), and Women of Worth (WOW).

Get connected with us! Our office offers a variety of programs and services that support student academic success and that enhance the college learning experience. We invite you to join and to participate in diverse extracurricular and co-curricular programs that offer leadership opportunities, promote multicultural education, enhance student retention, and provide venues for social action, servic

Get connected with us! Our office offers a variety of programs and services that support student academic success and that enhance the college learning experience. We invite you to join and to participate in diverse extracurricular and co-curricular programs that offer leadership opportunities, promote multicultural education, enhance student retention, and provide venues for social action, servic

Operating as usual

Next Monday September 20th, come to the GKC Multipurpose Room for a Financial Literacy presentation.
09/13/2021

Next Monday September 20th, come to the GKC Multipurpose Room for a Financial Literacy presentation.

Next Monday September 20th, come to the GKC Multipurpose Room for a Financial Literacy presentation.

Friday’s in the office are not the same without FOCUS. Here in the OMP, we are really missing seeing all the incoming st...
07/02/2021

Friday’s in the office are not the same without FOCUS. Here in the OMP, we are really missing seeing all the incoming students and their families at FOCUS!!

Incoming students, as you plan to arrive to campus in Fall, continue following our Social Media for ways you can learn more about programs and services offered through the OMP.

In the meantime, we will be counting down the Friday’s until Move-In Day… 7, but who’s counting?!

Friday’s in the office are not the same without FOCUS. Here in the OMP, we are really missing seeing all the incoming students and their families at FOCUS!!

Incoming students, as you plan to arrive to campus in Fall, continue following our Social Media for ways you can learn more about programs and services offered through the OMP.

In the meantime, we will be counting down the Friday’s until Move-In Day… 7, but who’s counting?!

For this #StaffSpotlightSaturday the OMP would like to introduce you all to Daniela Trajceski, the Gandhi-King Center Pr...
06/26/2021

For this #StaffSpotlightSaturday the OMP would like to introduce you all to Daniela Trajceski, the Gandhi-King Center Program Coordinator.

Daniela’s favorite show currently is “The Bold Type” and her favorite song currently is Deja Vu by Olivia Rodrigo. In her downtime, she enjoys cooking and baking. She also enjoys nail art. A Fun Fact that you might know about Daniela is that she can speak Macedonian. She is also a Valparaiso University Alumni.

What is Daniela loves about working in the GKC is the student staff and her colleagues, she says that they really are the best! She also enjoys working with VISA and the Study Abroad students.

For this #StaffSpotlightSaturday the OMP would like to introduce you all to Daniela Trajceski, the Gandhi-King Center Program Coordinator.

Daniela’s favorite show currently is “The Bold Type” and her favorite song currently is Deja Vu by Olivia Rodrigo. In her downtime, she enjoys cooking and baking. She also enjoys nail art. A Fun Fact that you might know about Daniela is that she can speak Macedonian. She is also a Valparaiso University Alumni.

What is Daniela loves about working in the GKC is the student staff and her colleagues, she says that they really are the best! She also enjoys working with VISA and the Study Abroad students.

Hey FOCUS #5, the OMP is ready and excited to meet all of you today at the Student Resource Fair.•Here’s a little bit of...
06/23/2021

Hey FOCUS #5, the OMP is ready and excited to meet all of you today at the Student Resource Fair.

Here’s a little bit of information about our office prior to meeting you all today, we’d love for you to stop by and say “Hello!” 👋🏻

Hey FOCUS #5, the OMP is ready and excited to meet all of you today at the Student Resource Fair.

Here’s a little bit of information about our office prior to meeting you all today, we’d love for you to stop by and say “Hello!” 👋🏻

Who is ready for another week of FOCUS?! The OMP has loved meeting the students of the incoming class and their families...
06/21/2021

Who is ready for another week of FOCUS?! The OMP has loved meeting the students of the incoming class and their families so far, and cannot wait for another week ahead. Be sure to stop by our table at the Student Resource Fair where you will get the opportunity to meet some of the Professional Staff at the OMP as well as learn about the services we provide on campus!!

FOCUS Day #1 Completed ✅ We are so excited to see you and your families at the Student Resource Fair!
06/15/2021

FOCUS Day #1 Completed ✅ We are so excited to see you and your families at the Student Resource Fair!

FOCUS Day #1 Completed ✅ We are so excited to see you and your families at the Student Resource Fair!

As the school year comes to a close, let’s look back on some of the amazing initiatives and programs established by L.I....
05/08/2021

As the school year comes to a close, let’s look back on some of the amazing initiatives and programs established by L.I.V.E., BSO, AAPIC, and Alliance! What were your favorite OMP events this year?

Discover the history of the LatinX community in Northwest Indiana through stories told by Valpo Welcome Project historia...
05/07/2021

Discover the history of the LatinX community in Northwest Indiana through stories told by Valpo Welcome Project historians and the Indiana Historical Society.

If you’d like to contact the OMP for questions or conversation, contact us at [email protected].

Anti-Asian harassment and violence has risen drastically in the past year, both nationwide and in Northwest Indiana. Lea...
05/05/2021

Anti-Asian harassment and violence has risen drastically in the past year, both nationwide and in Northwest Indiana. Learn about the history of Asian Americans in Indiana and how @aapic_valpo has supported Asian and Pacific Islander students at Valparaiso University.

If you’d like to contact the OMP for questions or conversation, contact us at [email protected].

The first Black family moved to Valparaiso in 1969. How has Valparaiso changed in the past several decades – and how has...
05/04/2021

The first Black family moved to Valparaiso in 1969. How has Valparaiso changed in the past several decades – and how has it stayed the same?

If you’d like to contact the OMP for questions or conversation, contact us at [email protected].

Explore the history of the Queer community in Valparaiso and Northwest Indiana, and consider how @valpoalliance supports...
05/03/2021

Explore the history of the Queer community in Valparaiso and Northwest Indiana, and consider how @valpoalliance supports and advocates for LGBTQ+ students at Valparaiso University.

If you’d like to contact the OMP for questions or conversation, contact us at [email protected].

Why is the Office of Multicultural Programs important? This week, we will explore the history of Queer, LatinX, AAPI, an...
05/03/2021

Why is the Office of Multicultural Programs important? This week, we will explore the history of Queer, LatinX, AAPI, and Black communities on our campus, in Valparaiso, and in the state of Indiana. Join us as we engage in dialogue about the individuals and movements that have influenced the work of the OMP over the years.

Why is the Office of Multicultural Programs important? This week, we will explore the history of Queer, LatinX, AAPI, and Black communities on our campus, in Valparaiso, and in the state of Indiana. Join us as we engage in dialogue about the individuals and movements that have influenced the work of the OMP over the years.

Thank you @valpo_live for hosting the OMP Olympics! Such a fun outdoor event!!
04/30/2021

Thank you @valpo_live for hosting the OMP Olympics! Such a fun outdoor event!!

Thank you @valpo_live for hosting the OMP Olympics! Such a fun outdoor event!!

Congratulations to the leadership and members of Black Student Organization for being recognized at the @valparaiso_univ...
04/26/2021

Congratulations to the leadership and members of Black Student Organization for being recognized at the @valparaiso_university Student Organization Awards! We Matter Week was selected as the Collaboration Program of the Year and BSO was recognized as Student Organization of the Year.

Congratulations to the leadership and members of Black Student Organization for being recognized at the @valparaiso_university Student Organization Awards! We Matter Week was selected as the Collaboration Program of the Year and BSO was recognized as Student Organization of the Year.

Celebrate Lesbian Visibility Day by looking at some of the resources in our bio!! Swipe to learn more ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
04/26/2021

Celebrate Lesbian Visibility Day by looking at some of the resources in our bio!! Swipe to learn more ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

Click the link in our bio to register for the 2021 Trivia Night!!
04/21/2021

Click the link in our bio to register for the 2021 Trivia Night!!

Click the link in our bio to register for the 2021 Trivia Night!!

Join us on the 12th for a presentation on entrepreneurship with Leah Birhanu! Click the link in our bio to find the zoom...
04/09/2021

Join us on the 12th for a presentation on entrepreneurship with Leah Birhanu! Click the link in our bio to find the zoom link!

Join us on the 12th for a presentation on entrepreneurship with Leah Birhanu! Click the link in our bio to find the zoom link!

Join us on the 12th for a presentation on entrepreneurship with Leah Birhanu! Click the link in our bio to find the zoom...
04/09/2021

Join us on the 12th for a presentation on entrepreneurship with Leah Birhanu! Click the link in our bio to find the zoom link!

Join us on the 12th for a presentation on entrepreneurship with Leah Birhanu! Click the link in our bio to find the zoom link!

BSO is raising funds for their Book Scholarship Fund as part of Valparaiso University’s Day of Giving!! Please consideri...
04/08/2021

BSO is raising funds for their Book Scholarship Fund as part of Valparaiso University’s Day of Giving!! Please considering donating to this project by clicking the link in the bio to donate!!

BSO is raising funds for their Book Scholarship Fund as part of Valparaiso University’s Day of Giving!! Please considering donating to this project by clicking the link in the bio to donate!!

Wishing everyone a safe and fun spring recess!!
04/01/2021

Wishing everyone a safe and fun spring recess!!

Wishing everyone a safe and fun spring recess!!

Happy International Transgender Day of Visibility! Swipe to learn about the ways you can celebrate :)
03/31/2021

Happy International Transgender Day of Visibility! Swipe to learn about the ways you can celebrate :)

We’re continuing the #choosetochallenge theme of International Women’s Day throughout Women‘s History Month by highlight...
03/12/2021

We’re continuing the #choosetochallenge theme of International Women’s Day throughout Women‘s History Month by highlighting strong, inspiring women at Valpo.
Fill out this form to nominate a woman who should be featured: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxIhhau_htknruxZuDqyQqpesm6opnG4cyNDk0R8SLySuCBw/viewform

We’re continuing the #choosetochallenge theme of International Women’s Day throughout Women‘s History Month by highlighting strong, inspiring women at Valpo.
Fill out this form to nominate a woman who should be featured: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxIhhau_htknruxZuDqyQqpesm6opnG4cyNDk0R8SLySuCBw/viewform

Join us for another open session! Link in bio!
03/10/2021

Join us for another open session! Link in bio!

Join us for another open session! Link in bio!

The theme of International Women’s Day this year is #choosetochallenge ♀️ Together, we fight to create a world where gen...
03/08/2021

The theme of International Women’s Day this year is #choosetochallenge ♀️ Together, we fight to create a world where gender equality is the norm, not the exception. We challenge gender inequality by making sure our work is intersectional. Our feminism is intersectional, and inclusive of all identities. The OMP strives to make our space inclusive and equitable for our students.

The theme of International Women’s Day this year is #choosetochallenge ♀️ Together, we fight to create a world where gender equality is the norm, not the exception. We challenge gender inequality by making sure our work is intersectional. Our feminism is intersectional, and inclusive of all identities. The OMP strives to make our space inclusive and equitable for our students.

Join us for another open session of SMART Connections next week! Link in bio!
03/02/2021

Join us for another open session of SMART Connections next week! Link in bio!

Join us for another open session of SMART Connections next week! Link in bio!

Learn about the legacies of Inez Parker and Professor Lou Jeanne Walton, and the profound impact they have made on the h...
02/24/2021

Learn about the legacies of Inez Parker and Professor Lou Jeanne Walton, and the profound impact they have made on the history of Valparaiso University. #BlackHistoryMonth

Thank you to VALPO Magazine for publishing their stories.

Join us on Monday March 1st for another open session of SMART Connections! Professor Anton Lewis will be presenting on F...
02/23/2021

Join us on Monday March 1st for another open session of SMART Connections! Professor Anton Lewis will be presenting on Finances! Link in bio.

Join us on Monday March 1st for another open session of SMART Connections! Professor Anton Lewis will be presenting on Finances! Link in bio.

The hard work of activists, student leaders, and educators over the past century has turned Black History Month into the...
02/22/2021

The hard work of activists, student leaders, and educators over the past century has turned Black History Month into the celebration we recognize it as today. Explore some of the key turning points in the development of Black History Month.

Join us next Monday February 22nd from 4:30pm to 5:30pm on Zoom for an open session SMART Connections meeting! We will b...
02/16/2021

Join us next Monday February 22nd from 4:30pm to 5:30pm on Zoom for an open session SMART Connections meeting! We will be discussing time management with Amber Mosley from the Counseling Center! Everyone is able to join! Link in bio! Please email [email protected] with any questions!

One week left to apply for the William Randolph Hearst Scholarship!! The application closes on February 22nd at 5pm. Mak...
02/15/2021

One week left to apply for the William Randolph Hearst Scholarship!! The application closes on February 22nd at 5pm. Make sure you submit a completed application and your references by that time. The link to the app is in our bio! Please email the OMP at [email protected] if you have any questions!

One week left to apply for the William Randolph Hearst Scholarship!! The application closes on February 22nd at 5pm. Make sure you submit a completed application and your references by that time. The link to the app is in our bio! Please email the OMP at [email protected] if you have any questions!

We hosted our spring retreat with our student organizations today! We created a word cloud to show what our space means ...
01/30/2021

We hosted our spring retreat with our student organizations today! We created a word cloud to show what our space means to our student organizations. Thank you to our student leaders for your service on campus, we appreciate your hard work and dedication and we are excited to work together this semester!

Welcome back to Valpo! Hoping your first day marks the start of an amazing semester!
01/25/2021

Welcome back to Valpo! Hoping your first day marks the start of an amazing semester!

For our final self-care event, we compiled a list of fun and free workout videos for you to try!! For more info, click t...
01/21/2021

For our final self-care event, we compiled a list of fun and free workout videos for you to try!! For more info, click the link in the bio!

The Art Institute of Chicago is providing live and recorded virtual celebrations of #MLK Day.Visit this link to register...
01/18/2021

The Art Institute of Chicago is providing live and recorded virtual celebrations of #MLK Day.

Visit this link to register for two free events and browse various collections and videos: https://www.artic.edu/highlights/32/king-day-2021

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1509 Chapel Drive, Suite 203
Valparaiso, IN
46383

General information

Office of Multicultural Programs Harre Union, Suite 203, Located in The Gandhi-King Center for Diversity and Global Engagement 1509 Chapel Drive Valparaiso, IN 46383 Byron Martin, Director [email protected] Monique Nunes, Assistant Director [email protected] Samuel Payan, Program Coordinator [email protected] Joanne Bowker, Administrative Assistant [email protected] Follow us on Twitter: @VU_OMP Instagram: @Valpo_OMP

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Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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Be sure to tune in to AAPIC's general meeting tonight from 6-7pm on google meet! The link is down below. meet.google.com/juf-pnin-fcc Looking forward to seeing everyone!
DIY grilled cheese sandwiches in the OMP this afternoon! Take a sandwich break!
Cookies in the OMP! Come and enjoy! First come fist serve!
Relationships are a powerful tool for dealing with stress. Emily Sohn goes into depth on the power of healthy relationships and how they might just save your life.
The OMP will be paying for the first 20 people! Come and have with us on November 28th.