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The Black Students Alliance of Smith College Presents...
Office of Multi-Cultural Affairs

The Heart of us all!

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Mentha Hynes,
Associate Dean of Students Affairs

 

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) is the heart of all the Unity organizations on Smith campus. OMA focuses on the needs of all students of color, whether you identify as: African American, Asian American, Latina, Native American, multiracial, or any number of other racial/ethnic identities. 

THE BRIDGE PROGRAM

The Bridge Pre-orientation program is a multi-dimensional program designed to welcome first year and transfer students who identify themselves as "students of color" into the larger Smith community of scholars and friends.

Like all other pre-orientation programs, Bridge participants are able to experience the college a little bit earlier than other new students. Its participants are paired with Smith student leaders and encouraged to explore their expectations (and anxieties) about college life in a series of interactive activities. It is an exciting environment for students of color to engage in lively discussions as well as examine issues that are of particular relevance. Recent seminar topics include How I Got to Smith and How Smith Got to Me, Women of Many Colors, (Un)Speakable Truths, and Sister to Sister.

The program also has a playful side. Evening excursions have been known to include bowling, roller-blading, and visits to local eateries and ice cream shops. Strong cross-cultural friendships and future campus leaders emerge from this award-winning program.

For more information about this wonderful office, feel free to visit their web page. Click on OMA!
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HERE ARE A FEW PICTURES FROM THE BRIDGE 2004 PROGRAM

BRIDGE LEADERS
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