Stephen F. Austin State University

OMA Book Club

OMA Book Club

The Office of Multicultural Affairs is proud to announce the formation of the OMA Book Club. This book club is open to students, faculty, staff and members of the community who wish have discussions on books that embrace cultural diversity that we may not normally come across in our day to day lives. We will meet biweekly on Thursdays at 5:00 p.m.

Copies of the books will be provided for the first five students who sign up. If you are a student who would like a copy of the book, please fill out the form below. Remaining participants must purchase their own.

If you wish to attend please feel free to stop by. The dates are provided below. We will go through one book a semester. If you have any questions please e-mail us at

OMA Book of the Month- The Help

The Help

Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who's always taken orders quietly, but lately she's unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She's full of ambition, but without a husband, she's considered a failure. Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town...

Upcoming Meeting Times- Every other Thursday at 5 p.m.

All meetings will take place in the Resource Library inside the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Listed below are all the dates for our meetings this semester along with the chapters. These chapters will need to be read before our meetings in order to engage in conversations concerning the book.

October 20 (Friday at 12pm)

October 26

November 2

November 16

November 30

Upcoming Books