MESA strives to promote student development and empower the campus community around issues of diversity and social justice through the lens of race and ethnicity.
Fun: We hope to weave celebration, laughter, and joy into our environment.
Collective Community: We build relationships with and beyond our circles so that we can work collaboratively to positively impact our environment, wherever that may be.
Trust: We trust individual and collective narratives and experiences. Some narratives sit in complement and other in contrast. Each engagement is an opportunity to extend and preserve trust by actively listening and demonstrating empathy and compassion.
Integrity: We will be honest, authentic and transparent; our decisions, actions and words will match what and who we say we are.
Intersectionality: While race/ethnicity is our foundation, we recognize that identities coexist to create a multi-dimensional person.
Transformation: We believe social change starts with the individual. We are committed to creating experiences and spaces that grow knowledge and take us to our learning edge.