Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs

Arise Mentorship Program - South Asian Mentorship

Arise is a peer mentorship program for first-year students that strives to create a platform for dialogue on the intersection of social justice and culture. Through dialogues and more intimate settings, the program hopes to create a safe space for students to grow and improve their experience at the University, while empowering individuals to develop an awareness and a passion for activism.

Arise Applications are open! 


Assisting Latin@s to Maximize Achievement (ALMA) Program

The ALMA (Assisting Latin@s to Maximize Achievement) Program is an orientation and year-long peer-to-peer mentorship program open to all students that provides a unique learning experience and assists to develop and further explore identities, while also providing space to discuss topics and issues relating to the Latin@ experience.  

Through peer-to-peer mentoring, networking amongst students, faculty and staff, ALMA provides an important community building opportunity and introduces knowledge of campus resources and skills vital to the new student experience to increase student retention.   

The ALMA (Assisting Latin@s to Maximize Achievement) Program, is a partnership between MESA and the ALMA student organization.  The ALMA Program is an orientation and year-long peer-to-peer mentorship program for incoming students providing a unique opportunity to build community, learn skills and knowledge of campus resources vital to the first year experience.  The program provides a safe space for individuals to develop and further explore their identities, while also taking part in discussions on topics

Support for Incoming Black Students (S.I.B.S.)

Support for Incoming Black Students (S.I.B.S) is a year-long student coordianted peer mentorship program that is open to all students at the University of Michigan who are interested in issues that affect the black community and who are dedicated to the retention and success of the students in the program. SIBS' goal is to provide unique mentorship and educational opporutnities for students on the University of Michigan campus. This includes personal, academic, and professional development opportunities that create a fulfilling first-year experience and that enhances community members' awareness of their experiences on U-M campus.