Offices & Divisions

Office of Culture and Identity

The Office of Culture and Identity (OCI) is committed to the needs of future generations of artists, designers, scholars, and educators. We seek to centralize and promote work that addresses social issues and support the development of students with identity and representation at MICA. OCI believes in the power of learning about and celebrating different cultures. Our welcoming student space is made to connect, support, and inspire the MICA community and beyond.

OCI Newsletter

Every month the Office of Culture and Identity will publish a newsletter to keep you up to date with events, news and ways to get involved. If you are a student and would like to showcase your work in our newsletter, please email us! This is especially for those whose work reflect, comment on or illuminate themes of identity, culture, belonging and perspective. To MICA departments and offices, as well as Baltimore community partners, please send us your events and programs to highlight.

Identity + Inclusion Initiatives

You are not alone.

MICA's Office of Culture and Identity supports a number of student-lead activities and other diversity and inclusion initiatives like mentoring networks, diversity grants and resources, History/Heritage Months, and annual events like the Annual Benefit Fashion Show. Click the link below to explore OCI's supportive resources and our network of mentors.

Dr. Frankie Martin Diversity & Inclusion Grant

Each year funds are generated from ticket sales of the Annual Benefit Fashion Show (ABFS) sponsored by the Office of Culture and Identity (OCI). Profits from the show provide additional financial assistance for student participants in OCI and is on a needs-basis.

OCI Connections Mentoring Network

The OCI Connections (OCIC) Mentoring Network is a personal support for incoming first year and transfer students. OCIC connects students through mentoring and co-curricular learning and is designed to produce a group of student leaders who embody the values and support and stand in solidarity with those who are feeling marginalized or underrepresented. We are accepting applications on an ongoing basis for mentees who would like to be paired up with a mentor.

Get in touch.

Office of Culture and Identity


Mosher Building 81 Mosher Street 2nd Floor Baltimore, MD 21217

Jellema Stewart, Director


Office of Culture and Identity 81 Mosher Street 2nd Flooor Baltimore, MD 21217