Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs

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SALAM is a partnership between the Arab Student Association and the Office of Multi-Ethnic Students Affairs (MESA). This 4-day program is for incoming first and transfer students to build community, learn about campus resources, and connect with one another about the Arab student experience. The program is open to all U-M students interested in understanding and supporting the Arab community. 

In 2018, SALAM was created out of need for a support system, guidance, and mentorship from members of the Arab student community. In its pilot year, the program served over 40 first-year students in a two-day event. Participants met with various organizations that make up the Arab community to learn about its history and ways to be involved. Participants also developed a better understanding of the Arab student experience through student panels, group activities, and more. 


SALAM 2019 will take place from Sunday, August 25th to Wednesday, August 28th. The program will begin at the University of Michigan campus and will continue at the Port Huron Retreat Center. Students will be staying at the campsite for the entirety of the program. Transportation, lodging, and meals are provided. SALAM is open to all incoming U-M students. 

If you would like to participate in the program, please register HERE.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to contact mesa.uofm@umich.edu (or call 734-763-9044) and SALAM.lead@umich.edu