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    OMSA welcomes Domonic Cobb as Director!

    OMSA is pleased to welcome Domonic Cobb as the Director of the Office of Minority Student Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In this role he is charged with working with our team "to provide exceptional academic mentoring, advocacy, and support services for first generation, low-income, and historically underrepresented undergraduate students that bolsters their success and eases their adjustment to the rigor of college."

    Director Cobb has served the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in several capacities including, but not limited to, Associate Dean of Students, Assistant Provost of Recruitment and Retention, Director of Orientation, and Resident Director. For the past two years, he has served as the Interim Director of the Office of Minority Student Affairs. In this role he demonstrated a commitment to expanding excellence in the OMSA by supporting team members and continuing improvement built on assessment and data-driven decision making.

    Join us in congratulating Director Cobb on his appointment!

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    The OMSA inaugural warm hearts, warm heads and hands winter drive.

    Baby, it's cold outside!

    Benefitting Austin's Place, Salvation Army Stepping Stone Program and Daytime Warming Center and Crisis Nursery. Please donate hats and gloves in sizes appropriate for women, men and young children.

    The selected agencies are also in need of other items. These items include, but are not limited to: Lysol/Clorox spray and wipes, children's toothbrushes and toothpaste, shoes, any type of formula, hygiene products and finger foods (e.g., pretzels, granola bars, animal crackers, fruit snacks).

    Collection boxes will be available from December 3 through December 19th in the main OMSA office (610 East John Street, Suite 130) or at the OMSA's Academic Services Center located at 701 South Gregory Street.

    Get the information (pdf)

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    Fall 2018 Tutoring Class List

    Get the schedule (pdf)

  • Tutoring & Instructional Services graphic

    Tutoring & Instructional Services

    Assists students in developing the confidence, independence and active learning skills necessary to meet both the University's academic standards and students' individual educational goals.

    Get more information

  • Academic Mentoring & Program Services graphic

    Academic Mentoring & Program Services

    Offering proactive mentoring services to students at Illinois through its full-time professional staff and more than 50 graduate students hired and trained by OMSA.

    Get more information

  • TRIO McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement graphic

    TRIO McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement

    Provides research, mentoring, advising, and graduate school preparation opportunities for eligible sophomores, juniors and seniors to promote their academic excellence and pursuit of a PhD.

    Priority selection deadline is September 30, 2018.

    Get more information about the services provided.

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    TRIO Upward Bound

    Committed to providing our students with high quality academic, cultural, and career related activities designed to prepare and equip them to successfully complete high school, enroll in an accredited post-secondary institution and obtain a baccalaureate degree.

    Get more information about the services provided.

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    TRIO Student Support Service

    Working with students to enhance their academic performance, increase retention and graduation rates, and help prepare them for careers after graduation.

    Get more information about the services provided.

  • TRIO Talent Search graphic

    TRIO Talent Search

    Helping participants graduate from high school, enroll in college the fall after graduating high school or completing an equivalent program (e.g., GED), and complete their postsecondary education.

    Accepting applications!

  • OMSA Anniversary logo graphic

    50 Year Anniversary

    Excellence at Illinois. The Office of Minority Student Affairs – Serving Illinois TRIO students since 1966.

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