Multicultural Student Affairs


Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) is an office that seeks to bring issues of cultural diversity to the foreground of campus conversation through educational programs and services. MSA is in the division of Student Affairs, existing primarily to serve all students as they question their personal and collective notions of race, ethnicity, sexuality, ability, and culture.

In addition, MSA encourages students to utilize campus resources to improve their academic standing and to take part in leadership development programs.

Unite The World

MCA Students

The Multicultural Affairs Office, located in 222 of the University Center, was established to:

  • Provide multicultural students with the academic, social, and personal support services necessary to facilitate their success while enrolled at the University.
  • Assist and foster within the University community a respect for and the appreciation of tradition, culture, and history of various multicultural and ethic student groups.
  • Coordinate academic and administrative support for multicultural student development.
  • Present programs for students of various multicultural ethnicities that will improve their retention and leadership skills.

AHANA - African, Hispanic, Asian, Native Americans

AHANA is a group of culturally diverse students, staff, and associates concerned about the mental, social, and academic well-being of all students, but especially multicultural students. They are responsible for multiple events on campus including the famous SSU Student Talent Show hosted each year.

Multicultural Student Affairs

Contact Information

Shawnee State University
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Office of Multicultural Affairs
(740) 351-3553

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