Our office seeks to identify and eliminate barriers to an equitable and diverse environment. We serve as a catalyst in assisting the Thiel community in creating a climate that promotes civility, respect, and sensitivity. Our goal is for all students, faculty, and staff to obtain understanding and foster awareness of different cultures, languages, and peoples.
The ODMA offers a variety of resources and programming that enhance college life and celebrate individual differences. We provide leadership opportunities that foster personal and professional development while coordinating multicultural initiatives. We encourage acceptance and appreciation of cultural differences where everyone is welcomed and supported.
Who is welcome at the ODMA? Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come to the ODMA! We are all unique and have something to contribute to making Thiel, our community, and the world a better place!
What are some of the things the ODMA does? We sponsor, co-sponsor, and support academic, social, and cultural events on campus and in the community. Some events include, and are not limited to, the Cultural Heritage Month Series, student leadership conferences, and academic celebrations.
How can I get involved? Feel free to contact our office or just stop by. If you or someone you know is interested in something specific, the ODMA can help provide you with information, advice, and/or referrals to additional resources.
Mark Weir | Director of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs | 724-589-2839
Organization of Black Collegians (OBC)
The Organization of Black Collegians is an organization founded in the mid-1980s with the mission to raise cultural awareness throughout campus. This organization is inclusive and is not specifically for African-American students. Anyone wanting to support diversity and learning about different cultures is welcome.
The Alliance is a student organization that grew from Thiel’s Safe Zone Program. It consists of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, as well as supporters of these students and the issues they face. The Alliance is recognized through the Student Government Association and provides many programs on campus to educate the community about LGBTQ issues.
Thiel College (TC) Soldiers for God
Thiel College Soldiers for God is a mime organization with a passion to deliver the word of God and help inspire college students to succeed in and out of the classroom. Each member of TC Soldiers is a spiritual warrior declaring a state of emergency on the lives of both believers and nonbelievers. They bodily declare on the kingdom of darkness and intercede for those of their generation. TC Soldiers firmly believe in 1 Timothy 4:12: “Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” TC Soldiers is a group of dimensional thinkers and worshippers with a desire to tap into another level of anointing and excellence.
Women Inspiring the Next Generation (WING)
WING promotes friendship, empowers women through cultural and community affairs and strives to set a standard of respect and responsibility for the entire college community by participating as leaders in a variety of Thiel College clubs and activities. WING promotes community service locally and globally through activities that help local needs and raise funds for global needs.