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OMA Program Descriptions

Poster for Crash

Crash: When Relationships Collide

Session I: 2 Hours and 10 Minutes
Session II: 1 Hour and 15 Minutes

This is a set of two programs designed for upperclassmen based on the movie Crash (2004). In the first session, participants view the film and engage in a dialogue about the issues raised by the film. The discussion focusses on conflicts in interpersonal relationships, personal biases and fears. It fulfills the Interpersonal Development, Equity Community and Global Engagement Core Competency.


Poster for Dealing with Intercultural Conflict

Dealing with Intercultural Conflict

1 Hour

This program is tailored to First Year students, and provides students with a basic level comprehension of culture in others and combatting discomfort within themselves. It fulfills the Interpersonal Development, Equity, Community, and Global Engagement Core Competency.


Poster for Money Matters

Money Matters: Breaking Down the American Dream

1 Hour

This program focusses on the reality of the "American Dream" today. Participants will gain an understanding of class and its structural system. Further, they will explore the established stereotypes of Lehigh students and class. This program can fulfill the Intellectual Development Core Competency or the Interpersonal Development, Equity, Community and Global Engagement Core Competency.


Poster for Tough Guise

Tough Guise

1 Hour and 10 Minutes

This program explores the ideas of masculinities in our society and within the Lehigh community. It engages students in discussion of these concepts and how they are related to their own lives. This program fulfills the Individual Identity Development Core Competency.


Poster for Dirty Little Secrets

Dirty Little Secrets

1 Hour and 15 Minutes

This program provides student with the reality that they operate with biased thoughts, and allows them to begin to understand ways to address biased thoughts in order to be effective in gaining and maintaining meaningful personal relationships. This program fulfills the Interpersonal Development, Equity, Community and Global Engagement Core Competency.


Poster for Masquerade

Masquerade

1 Hour

This is an Intellectual Exploration program tailored to First Year Students. It will assist students in identifying how the assumptions they make on a daily basis can shape their experiences. Participants will learn the BINGO method for identifying and tackling their own biases while remaining respectful of others.


Poster for Girls Gone Wild

Girls Gone Wild: Women in the Media

1 Hour and 20 Minutes

This program provides students with a controversial yet realistic look at how women are portrayed by the popular media, specifically through music and music videos. Students will consider how these images are related to other forms of popular media. This program will allow students to think about the factors that influence their own perceptions of women, and proactively consider the implications that this can have for their everyday interactions. This program fulfills the Individual Identity Development Core Competency.


Poster for Social Justice 101: With Liberty and Justice for All?

Social Justice 101: With Liberty and Justice for All?

1 Hour

This program is tailored to Upperclass students. It exposes participants to the concepts of diversity, privilege, and social justice. This program engages students in a discussion about how these concepts are interrelated, yet very different. This program fulfills the Intellectual Development Core Competency.


Poster for Can You Walk the Walk?

Can You Walk the Walk?

1 Hour

This program will educate students about privilege and the many different forms that it can take. Through an interactive examination of the privileges that have impacted the experiences each participant, students will come to grips with the ways that invisible privileges can shape their lives. This program fulfills the Individual Identity Development Core Competency.


Poster for Many Identities

My Many Identities

1 Hour

This program is ideally suited for First Year students, as is assists them in understanding the multiple and varied identities that they have regardless of their background. Facilitators allow students to see how their identities intersect and relate to each other in order to create power and privilege in different settings. This program fulfills the Individual Identity Development Core Competency.


Poster for Who Can Say What?

Who Can Say What?

1 Hour

This program provides students with an opportunity to explore the notions of censorship, offensive language and political correctness. Students will consider how decisions are made about which individuals and groups can use certain words and phrases. Participants will engage in a productive conversation about the power of words and phrases and consider the appropriateness of their use of words and phrases in various settings. This program fulfills the Individual Identity Development Core Competency and is ideal for Upperclass students.