Mission, Vision, & Goals
OMSA’s mission is to provide leadership in developing, implementing, and delivering student support services designed to assist underrepresented students' personal development, academic achievement, and graduation.
OMSA’s vision is to be a campus leader and national model for providing exceptional academic support and retention services to first-generation, low-income, and historically underrepresented undergraduate students.
- Support the recruitment and yielding activities for first-generation, low-income, and historically underrepresented U.S. minority students (i.e., African American, Latinx, Native American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Island students);
- Provide academic mentoring, monitoring, advocacy, and support services for underrepresented undergraduate students that bolsters their success and eases their adjustment to the rigor of the Illinois culture;
- Collaborate with colleagues throughout the campus to create safe and welcoming environments that encourage student engagement, persistence, and graduation from Illinois;
- Partner with colleagues in academic and student affairs to develop and promote enrichment opportunities that enhance students’ academic and personal growth.