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Multicultural Student Services

Our department promotes the intellectual understanding and appreciation of diversity, inclusion and social justice by creating opportunities for learning and leadership development for our campus community.

In addition, we provide meaningful support to assist in the transition, retention and graduation of our underrepresented student populations.

For any of our events: If you have a disability and need assistance to attend, contact the OMSS at least 72 hours in advance at (231)591-2617 or [email protected] Ferris State University is an equal opportunity institution. For information on the University’s Policy on non-discrimination, visit

Upcoming Events

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MLK Guest Speaker
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm at the David L. Eisler Center (DEC)
Join OMSS for a moderated conversation and Q&A with Sybrina Fulton on the topic of From Pain to Purpose: The Time is Now to Own Democracy. 

Student Equity & Inclusion Experienceship Annual Scholarship

Dr. Matthew Chaney, fondly known as Matty C, worked at Ferris State University for 25 years. His position as the Director of OMSS was not a job but a passion to see students reach their full potential and to help them graduate. In his philosophy and honor, The Dr. Matthew C. Chaney Student Equity & Inclusion Experienceship Annual Scholarship was created to continue to support students.

Contribute to the Matthew C. Chaney scholarship

Contact Information

General Information: [email protected] or (231) 591-2617
Marcia Alger:[email protected] or (231) 591-3525