Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs

The Program in American Culture The Program in American Culture offers students an opportunity to explore a range of topics from American history and literature and ethnic studies to popular culture, including African–American, Arab–American, Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies, Latina/o Studies and Native American Studies. The Program in American Culture frequently collaborate with MESA for interdisciplinary work, particularly with regard to creating links between faculty and students and developing ed

The Program in American Culture
The Program in American Culture offers students an opportunity to explore a range of topics from American history and literature and ethnic studies to popular culture, including African–American, Arab–American, Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies, Latina/o Studies and Native American Studies. The Program in American Culture frequently collaborate with MESA for interdisciplinary work, particularly with regard to creating links between faculty and students and developing educational and cultural programs. Visit The Program in American Culture

Department of Afro-American & African Studies (DAAS)
DAAS is an academic department in the areas of African, African–American and Afro–Caribbean Studies, covering the study of people and cultures of the Diaspora. DAAS co–sponsors cultural, social and educational events for students in conjunction with various campus offices. MESA and DAAS are active partners during the planning and scheduling of Black History month events, working with students and student groups of African descent in other initiatives that raise campus awareness about race and ethnicity. Visit Department of Afro-American & African Studies

Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP)
Did you know that any student can affiliate with CSP to take advantage of free tutoring services? There is a range of programs available to assist in student success and MESA actively encourages students to visit CSP in order to improve study skills in a welcoming and nurturing academic environment, particularly over the course of orientation and mentorship programming. Visit CSP

Near Eastern Studies
The Department of Near Eastern Studies is part of LSA. This department includes Arab, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies. Other topics include Egyptology, Judaic, and Biblical Studies. As a comprehensive resource on the language, culture, and history of the Middle East, Near Eastern Studies provides opportunities for students to explore their interests in this region. Visit Near Eastern Studies

Centers for Asian Studies
Among the greatest assets of the University of Michigan are an openness to an interconnected world, an outstanding faculty with broad international expertise and experience, and an extensive network of global partnerships. The Centers for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, South Asian, and Southeast Asian Studies provide opportunities for students to expand their knowledge in each region's cultures. Asian Languages and Cultures have courses including, but certainly not limited to, Bengali, Filipino, Indonesian, Thai, and Urdu.

Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI)
OAMI coordinates and implements various multicultural programs for the University including the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium, Black Celebratory, and La Celebracion Latina. In addition, the office initiates pre-college programs, leadership development, and offers funding opportunities for student programs and initiatives. OAMI and MESA collaborate on projects and activities throughout the year. Visit OAMI