Office of Multicultural Student Services


On the Behalf of the Office of Multicultural Student Services (OMSS) we welcome you to Lewis University.

OMSS is housed in the Division of Student Services that is led by the Vice President and Dean of Student Services and reflects the commitment to the understanding, appreciation and celebration of diversity. The staff works with the University community to provide programs and services that promote the educational, cultural and social growth of all its students in developing cultural competencies. We seek to facilitate an environment where all students interested in diverse issues are welcome to participate in our programs.
OMSS supports the general educational goals of the University and actively participates in the rich educational experience that Lewis University offers its students.


The primary mission of the Office of Multicultural Student Services is to increase access, academic success, and retention and graduation rates for all students of color at Lewis University. It does so through advising, program development, mentoring and by promoting an appreciation of diversity throughout the campus community. This office also provides the entire campus a safe place to discuss issues around diversity in our daily lives and in developing good citizens of the world.