Cultural Programming

First Year Architecture Students

Our Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) also sponsors a variety of social, cultural educational programs and events throughout the academic year and advises a group of volunteer mentors.

Our Goals

  • To attract and retain under-served and under-represented students
  • To promote student leadership and development
  • To enhance our students’ learning success and global awareness
  • To provide programs and initiatives that educate, motivate and challenge students as members of PVAMU.

In its efforts to create awareness and sensitivity on campus, the Office of Multicultural Affairs strives to create a more inclusive learning community for all students by sponsoring organized activities including:

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations

The Office of Multicultural Affairs is a leading force in the local celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.  Locally, this month long celebration, from September 15 to October 15, combines the efforts of Prairie View A&M University – Office of Multicultural Affairs, and a number of cultural student organizations in planning, hosting and sponsoring a variety of academic and cultural events that focus on sharing the Latino culture with others and highlighting their achievements.  The Office of Multicultural Affairs is always looking for new people to get involved.  As always, students of all backgrounds are encouraged to help plan these exciting activities.  To volunteer, please visit the Office of Multicultural Affairs which is located in May Hall, Room 125

Multicultural Affairs “Welcome to the Hill” Reception

Incoming students are invited to a welcome reception hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs to help begin their cultural and social transition to PVAMU, become familiar with our office, staff, and faculty, and connect with resources and key persons from across campus who can offer advising support during their time at PVAMU.  Student leaders from all the cultural organizations are introduced to our new incoming students  followed with dialogue on our expectations for and commitment to our students.

“Salsa on the Hill”

Students have the opportunity to interact on a fun social level in a dance class  where they will learn Salsa, merengue, cumbia, and bachata, the most popular dances in thefemale students dancing Hispanic/Latino culture.  On the following week “Salsa on the Hill” will give students a chance to practice what they’ve learned in a real outdoor live setting with a Salsa Band performance.

Latin American and Caribbean Day

The festival is part of a series of events at PVAMU planned to highlight National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept 15 – October 15.   Music, food, and information booths featuring the students and cultures that are emerging as a minority group in the United States are all part of the free outdoor festival.

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Expo Workshops

The expo consists of two weeks of events, talks, workshops, and movie screenings. Faculty and students offer an introduction to Asian/Pacific American Studies through interactive workshops brought to the classrooms.

Multicultural Student Leadership Retreat

This day retreat is for all student leaders of multicultural organizations and OMA Volunteer Peer Mentors.  It is a time to develop relationships with one another in order to work collaboratively during the school year.

Other Programs Include:

  • Dia de los Muertos
  • Cultural Greek Organizations’ Annual Steppin’ and Strollin’
  • Diwali Festival of Lights
  • Latino High School Day
  • Native American Heritage Week
  • Black History Month
  • Women History Month
  • Cesar Chavez Week
  • Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
  • Cinco de Mayo Parade
  • Communiversity Cultural Programs
  • Cultural Poster Presentations