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Office of Multicultural Affairs
Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)

Welcome to the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and the Haq Center at Hanover College!

Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Haq Center is to contribute to an inclusive and transformative learning environment by supporting the academic and social success of multicultural students. The office seeks to close the opportunity gap by effectively supporting the growth and advancement of students through education and advocacy that recognizes their needs and interests, the impact of environmental factors in their experiences, and by ensuring that every student has a voice and opportunity in the community and classroom. The office plans and implements programs through the Haq Center to encourage a sense of inclusion and hospitality for all community members.


Our Vision

The Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Haq Center at Hanover College aspire to become multi-faceted and student-centered hubs in fostering student success. We envision a community that welcomes everyone and celebrates individual differences - a community where everyone feels safe, respected, valued, appreciated, and is treated with equity and justice.


Hanover College Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

The students, faculty, staff, and trustees of Hanover College are committed to providing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus so that all feel welcome to seek academic, personal, and moral growth within a community that is safe, challenging, and responsive. We embrace diversity in recruiting and retaining students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds regardless of age, race, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, marital status, political viewpoint, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. We recognize that our definition of diversity must be inclusive, porous in its boundaries and ever evolving, changing as our campus, our society, and our vision of the world changes. It must also create a safe space for the discussion and debate of well-reasoned, thoughtful, and constructive ideas of all kinds. We strive to practice respect, compassion, and understanding for one another, so that all may participate in the open and free exchange of ideas necessary for a meaningful education and a successful democracy. 


Equity and Diversity Plan