Mission, Vision, & Goals
OMSA's mission is to provide exceptional support services that enhance the academic achievement, personal development, and graduation rates of first generation, low-income, and historically underrepresented students at Illinois.
OMSA's vision is to become the campus leader and national trailblazer in transforming the lives of first generation, low-income, and historically underrepresented students.
- Provide exceptional academic mentoring, advocacy, and support services for first generation, low-income, and historically underrepresented undergraduate students that bolsters their success and eases their adjustment to the rigor of college.
- Support the recruitment and yielding activities for first-generation, low-income, and historically underrepresented students at Illinois (i.e., African American, Latinx, Native American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Island students).
- Collaborate with colleagues in Academic and Student Affairs to create safe and welcoming environments that encourage academic success, personal growth, collegiate persistence and graduation.
Metrics for OMSA’s Strategic Goals include sustained assessment in the following areas:
- Retention rates
- Graduation rates
- Learning Outcomes
- Student satisfaction