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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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Black Student Welcome
12PM to 2PM
Join OMSS for our annual Black Student Welcome Friday August 25, 2023 in the IRC Connector from 12PM to 2PM

OMSS Open House

Wednesday August 30, 2023 from 3PM to 5PM
Please join OMSS in our annual Open House in our lobby FLT159

Tuesday September 5, 2023 Join the OMSS for our annual Get Acquainted Day in the Robinson quad from 1pm to 4pm

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
Dr. Danyelle Gregory: [email protected] or (231) 591-2617
Trudy Roersma: [email protected] or (231) 591-3525
Darnell Lewis: [email protected] or (231) 591-5029