Office of Multicultural Affairs
Division of Student Life
Harper Center Suite #1001
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, Nebraska 68178
The Office of Multicultural Affairs exists to create a community of inclusion, respect, and advocacy on Creighton’s campus. Our staff is committed to providing an environment in which all students are free to develop their academic skills, leadership formation, build community and share experiences. We are also dedicated to intercultural education, skill development of students, staff and the greater Creighton community.
Our cultural center, located on the 1st. floor in the Harper Center for Student Life and Learning, is filled with good vibe and artistic expressions creating a dynamic and welcoming space for all. The office is an active sponsor of many cultural events throughout the year including speakers and programs that represent the gamut of our diverse human family.
We continue to excel in developing services and programs to support our diverse student body such as the Multicultural Student Enrichment Institute, Women’s Journey, the Fr. John Markoe, S.J. Leadership Program, Courageous Voices, Solidarity Lecture Series, and the Migrant Journey Service Learning Project.
We welcome you to visit us frequently as it is our pleasure to serve you!
8/9-8/10 International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
Creighton University Skutt Student Center@ Various Times
Pixan Ixim, Creighton University, and the Guatemala Human Rights Commission, with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, are pleased to announce the first annual Omaha Celebration of the International Day of Indigenous Peoples held at Creighton University. This celebration highlights the presence of First Nations Communities in Omaha, Nebraska and the surrounding region. We have arts and culture events planned, as well as a conference on Mayan community organization. This is an opportunity to reflect on progress in Mayan communities and to organize collaborative community-building efforts.
This year, we have invited the following speakers: Bishop Ramazzini of Guatemala~Miguel Francisco Nicolás of Guatemala~Angelina Antonio Ramón and Pedro Ramón of Guatemala~Prof. Daniel Caño of Guatemala~Dr. Rudi Mitchell of Omaha
For more information please download the full schedule here.
8/22 – Multicultural Enrichment Institute (By Invitation)
Harper Center @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Multicultural Enrichment Institute is a program designed to help students from diverse backgrounds make a smooth transition to Creighton University and to introduce resources of support. This event is open to all new students of color attending Creighton for their first year. The Institute is free of charge and aimed at empowering you to become an informed and successful Creighton student. The day will be filled with fun, interactive sessions led by students, staff, and special guests. Dinner will be included. We will close with an ice cream social with an opportunity to explore Creighton’s Multicultural Student and Greek Organizations. For more information please contact Becky Nickerson, BNickerson@creighton.edu.
9/7 – OMA’s 16th Annual Welcome Social (By Invitation)
Billy Blues Alumni Grill Patio- Harper Center @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
16th Annual Welcoming Social sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Invitations will be sent out the first week of school to attendees. Come meet the office staff: Ricardo Ariza, Becky Nickerson, Len Gordy, Kyle Shinseki, Luz Colon-Rodriguez, and Joan Thomas! For more information please contact us at 402-280-2459 or OMA@creighton.edu.