Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs

For Students 

Queer Transgender, Black, Indigenous, and Students of Color (QTBIPOC) are welcome to our monthly community gatherings, in partnership with the University of Michigan Spectrum Center. These events center the QTBIPOC student community and is hosted by a QTBIPOC staff, faculty, and community member from the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area that can bring their own experiences to the gathering. 

March 23rd, 6-7:30PM Register Here
Host: Askari Rushing (he/him/his)

Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Askari graduated from Auburn University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Accountancy. Upon graduating, he taught K-8 Spanish in the DC Public School System for one year. After realizing that teaching was not his passion, he attended Middlebury College and received his Master of Arts in Spanish in 2017. Directly following this, he returned to his alma mater and received his Master of Accountancy in 2018. While studying for his MAcc, he realized that he had a passion for academic advising and decided to pursue a Master of Arts in Higher Education at the University of Michigan. He graduated in 2020 and accepted a job with Mississippi State University working in their Athletic Academics department as a Tutor Coordinator. After 6 months, he returned to the University of Michigan where he currently works as an Academic Program Specialist on the Rackham Professional Development DEI Certificate Program.

Any questions can be directed to Andrea Wilkerson at

For Faculty, Staff, and Community Members in the Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti Areas

Spectrum Center and the Office for Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs are looking for hosts for our Togetherness: QTIPOC Dinners. These meals center on shared experiences of Indigenous / Students of Color in the LGBTQ+ community and bringing people together. We provide the dinner, hosts bring the life into the space by encouraging conversation and sharing their own experiences.

Apply to be a host or nominate someone at the link