Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is the Office of Minority and International Students (OMIS)?
The Office of Minority and International Students is an office in the Student Life Department. We seek to promote dialogue and discourse amongst the student body to understand identity formation and how we can build safe spaces for everyone to talk in supportive environments. We seek to promote the college success of all students.
Where is OMIS?
The Office of Minority and International Students is located in upstairs Worner. We occupy offices 233-234. Come by and visit us!
Why is OMIS important?
The Office of Minority and International Students supports students throughout their college career. Additionally, we ensure that college policy is in line with peer institutions. We also host many ally workshops to work towards a greater awareness of issues that interact with race, ethinicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, age, and socio-economic status. We act as advisors and educators to other departments and are always happy to help!
If I do not identify as first-generation, international, LGBTQIA+ or an American Ethnic Minority, can OMIS still provide services for me?
Absolutely! The Office of Minority and International Students is for everyone. Whether you want to host an ally workshop, learn about different identities and cultures, or host a program on campus, we can help you. Our services emphasize multicultural learning; we all have something to share, and OMIS facilitates these dialogues.
I am interested in learning more about OMIS, how can I get involved?
There are hundreds of ways to get more involved in the Office of Minority and International Students. You could attend any of the student organization meetingss that we advise, join a listserv, attend OMIS programming, or just drop by for even more ideas!
What work opportunities are available in the Office of Minority and International Students (OMIS)?
The Office of Minority and International Students has three student internships available every year. These will be advertised over OMIS student group listservs during the Spring semester. The positions are filled by the end of the year of application, and you begin work the following year.
What activities does the Office of Minority and International Students (OMIS) offer?
The Office of Minority and International Students does a lot of programming for the campus. We have the First Generation Program which is designed to promote community and support for first-generation students. We also have a host family program, Friends of CC, which pairs incoming students with host families from Colorado Springs. The host family program runs alongside a peer mentor program, Ment for CC, which pairs incoming students with established CC students. OMIS also brings in speakers throughout the year. Notable speakers that OMIS has helped fund include Dan Savage, the gay columnist, and Jackson Katz, a feminist speaker. OMIS hosts the OMIS Formal at the end of each year which invites all student organizations to come together and celebrate a year of success. For the extensive list of programs that OMIS offers, please look to the menu on the left.
For general inquiries:
Worner Center 233
Tel: (719) 389-6338