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Zander Willoughby

The Office of Multicultural Affairs

by Zander Willoughby | Oct 06, 2017

The Intercultural Center, you know that house across the street from Admin that they gesture to on the tour and say a couple things about it and move on. Maybe your SOL group even walked in and showed you the main room and then left. Most students never go into the Intercultural Center; there are often even rumors that ‘White students aren’t allowed there.’ I work in the Office of Multicultural Affairs in the Intercultural Center and I do my best to dissuade people that of this rumor and to encourage everyone to come to the Intercultural Center.

For those who don’t know, there are six campus organizations under the Office of Multicultural Affairs:

African Student Association

  • ASA meets Thursdays at 8:30 pm in the Intercultural Center
  • YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE AFRICAN TO COME

Asian Awareness Association

  • AAA meets every other Wednesday at 8 pm in the Intercultural Center
  • YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE ASIAN TO COME

Black Student Union

  • BSU meets Tuesdays at 8:30 pm in the Intercultural Center
  • YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE BLACK TO COME

Hispanos Unidos

  • HU meets every other Monday at 8 pm in the Intercultural Center
  • YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE HISPANIC TO COME

MU International Association

  • MUIA meets every other Wednesday at 8 pm in the Intercultural Center
  • YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TO COME

United Sexualities & Genders

  • USG meets Tuesdays at 9 pm in the Student Activities Center (SAC)
  • YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE LGBTQ+ TO COME

OMA organizations are historically known for being the most active campus organizations (we have a trophy case in the Center to prove it). If you want to come learn about what other people’s experiences are like, try a new food, even learn a new dance, come to one of our meetings! Follow us on Twitter! Instagram! Or like us on Facebook!

Zander-Willoughby
Zander E. Willoughby ’18 is a Political Science & French major & Peace Studies minor, a Multicultural Affairs Programmer, and more. He is currently in his last year at Manchester and painfully aware of that fact every day. He is currently learning French and Arabic, loves cooking and amateur photography. His future plans include pursuing a Master's in International Affairs in the hopes of working with Migration, Refugee Affairs, and Human Rights.

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