Office of Multicultural Affairs


Our Mission:

The mission of the Office of Multicultural Affairs is to promote cultural awareness events and programs both on and off campus and create an environment that is conducive to the overall collegiate experience for students regardless of ethnicity, socio-economic status, origin, gender, race, sexual orientation or disability.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs strives to develop comprehensive programs to increase retention of minority students for academic success and professional development as well as collaborate with other offices and the community to create an inviting and relaxed atmosphere that promotes inclusiveness for all students. 

The Office of Multicultural Affairs:

  • Serves as a location for development and awareness of multicultural programs and events, on and off campus;
  • Enhances exposure and creates a learning environment of cultural differences for students, staff, and faculty;
  • Supports academic resources;
  • Interprets information given to students by other offices​ and serves as a mediator;
  • ​Organizes outreach programs to communicate educational opportunities at Ohio State Newark and COTC;
  • Assists admissions and advising in the recruitment and retention of students.​​


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For additional information contact: 

Vorley Taylor, Program Manager
The John L. & Christine Warner Library and Student Center, room 226
Newark Campus ​Multicultural Affairs Contact Form​


Social Justice and Community Engagement Program

SJCE Certificate Program Description

SJCE is a certificate earning program for all students interested in enhancing their college experience through co-curricular involvement focused on diversity, social justice and leadership. SJCE provides diversity training through flexible, engaging, and experiential learning and serves as a unique way of supporting student identity and interpersonal development. Earning a SJCE certificate is a great way for students to show future employers or graduate/professional schools that they had a vested interest in diversity and social justice during their time at Ohio State Newark.


Diversity Through Artistry

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DTA is an original Ohio State Newark & Central Ohio Technical College art program, specifically designed for youth to express the meaning of diversity using their imagination through various forms of mediums such as paints, 3-D sculptures, sketching, clay, and digital design. Students, staff and faculty can volunteer their time, 35 minutes to one-hour, one day or multiple days over an eight week period. The art work will be displayed on campus with a reception for the youth and their families and volunteers.