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Mission Statement

Welcome to OMIS!The Office of Minority and International Students (OMIS) seeks to create and sustain an inclusive campus environment that meets the needs of all students, faculty and staff. 

We accomplish this by:

  • Creating and sustaining educational and social programs, services, and trainings that facilitate dialogue around difference and intersecting social identities;
  • Advocating for the well-being of students by encouraging their academic, cultural, and social success, especially for students from underrepresented campus constituencies (students of color/American Ethnic Minorities, students from abroad, first-generation college students, and LGBTQIA+ students);
  • And by working collaboratively with a broad base of on- and off-campus constituents to promote learning, discovery and scholarship about diversity, difference, power, privilege, bias, social justice, and intersecting identities.

 We value equal and full participation, serious and open intellectual inquiry, and shared goals.  

The Office of Minority and International Students carries out the U.S. government mandated functions that allow Colorado College to issue documents for international students to attend the college. Colorado College is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.

 

"As a British student, the Office of Minority and International Students not only helped me legally attend Colorado College, but also made sure that I felt supported and comforted in my process of adjusting to the United States of America. The friends that I've made through OMIS sponsored programs are friends that I know I will have for life."

- Rosie Nelson '14

OMIS Student Lead Intern