Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs

For Students 

The Togetherness: QTBIPOC Gatherings are a collaboration between MESA and the Spectrum Center focusing on centering the experiences of Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and Students of Color through sharing meals, discussions, and creating connections with people in the QTBIPOC community at UM and in the surrounding areas.

March's gathering is hosted by Mark Chung Kwan Fan who comes with a decade of higher education experience focused on student affairs and supporting diverse students. He currently serves as the director of student life at the U-M Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design. Born and raised in Mauritius, he refers to the State of Michigan as a second home since arriving as a first-year university student. Mark is a Taurus sun, world traveler, and Asian food lover. He’s been involved on various local and national boards of LGBTQ+, art-related, and professional associations.

Learn more about future Togetherness events or applying to be a future host 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 Gatherings. In-person, 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. Virtually, the events offer a broader range of students the ability to fit a Gathering into their busy schedule, and allows us to reach out to hosts much farther out.

Apply to be a host or nominate someone at the link