MESA Mission

The mission of the Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) Office is to enhance cultural, social and academic experiences of underrepresented student groups with multi-ethnic and/or racial backgrounds. MESA strives to advocate, advance and cultivate the student experience, their stories and their success by championing equity, diversity and inclusion.

Through its services and resources MESA seeks to:

  • Provide academic, social, and cultural support to help multi-ethnic students achieve their educational goals.
  • Orient new multi-ethnic students to the culture of the institution.
  • Promote and deepen student's understanding of their own cultural heritage, ethnicity, and identity.
  • Provide training in leadership and cultural development for multi-ethnic students and for those seeking to assist them.
  • Enrich the educational experience of all students and model how to live in a multi-ethnic and inclusive world.

Quick Facts

As of Fall 2019:

279

African American/Black

263

American Indian/Alaskan Native

605

Hispanic/Latino

447

Asian American

26

Hawaiian/Pacific Islander