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Multicultural Development Organizations

It is often thought that ethnic-specific student groups are restricted to a particular race or culture. Contrary to that notion, the mission of the ethnic student groups within the Office of Multicultural Development (OMD) is to serve all students by providing safe, accepting places for students to think through issues of diversity.

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We are committed to providing opportunities to address these issues first from the perspective of our unity in Christ. OMD works with the student organizations to provide multiple venues for fellowship, reflection, friendship, cultural celebration and addressing contemporary issues of diversity. Each of the organizations offer these venues out of gratitude for the gifts the Lord has given us in each of our distinct cultural backgrounds.

1-2-1 Program

The 1-2-1 program provides upperclassmen that serve as mentors, encouragers, guides, and friends to first-year students.  More >

Gospel Choir

The choir's purpose is to worship and serve God and to spread His good news in song to "the nations" through black Gospel music.  More >


In response to Christ's love, Wheaton Koinonia exists to glorify God through the unique cultures of Asian community.  More >

Unidad Cristiana

Unidad Cristiana, which means Christian Unity, strives to live out the full meaning of that name. We desire to come together through the unity that we have in Christ and out of that unity to celebrate and explore Latino cultures.  More >

William Osborne Society

To foster community among the Black students on campus as well as create opportunities for the Wheaton campus as a whole to learn about and experience Black Culture.  More >

OMD Programming Team (OPT)

It exists to engage the campus community through intentional and innovative multicultural programming facilitated through intentional campus collaborations. More>

Shalom Community

The Shalom Community is a living and learning community born out of a partnership between Residence Life and the Office of Multicultural Development. It’s an opportunity for like-minded students to share their common interests as well as their living space as well. More>