Office of Multicultural Affairs

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"The Office of Multicultural Affairs is a department within the Division of Student Affairs at the College of William and Mary. The Office has evolved from the Office for Minority Student Affairs, established in 1974 to serve African American students. The office was changed to the Office of Multicultural Affairs in order to reflect better the population it serves. The office was established to aid in the development of a more pluralistic and inviting environment for all. We are committed to providing programs, services, and promoting cultural activities that will create an awareness of and appreciation for racial and cultural diversity. The mission of the Office of Multicultural Affairs is to improve the overall quality of life for students of color on campus by developing and implementing educational, cultural, and social programs that will assist the College in recruiting, retaining, and graduating multicultural and international students. The Office is also committed to creative leadership that fosters and enriches campus diversity with a goal of promoting cultural understanding and positive relationships that support students' success." (College of William and Mary website, most likely August 2007)

In Fall, 2009, this office changed its name to Center for Student Diversity.

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