Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs

Learn how MESA can support your organization through our grants program (funding) and advising!

Student Organization Small Grants

>> Before applying, please read through our application guide here

MESA's small grants program at the University of Michigan provides funding for student organization events that promote social justice education through the lens of race/ethnicity. Please refer to this infographic to learn more about our grants application process. To be eligible, student organizations must: 

  • Be a registered student organization with the Center for Campus Involvement in the current academic year (at the time of application) 
  • Submit a completed online application (this includes the event flyer and budget) no later than 14 days prior to the date of your event (the earlier the better!) 

Check out Words of Wisdom from students about planning events and programs! 


Student Organization Large Grants

>> Before applying, please read through our application guide here

MESA’s large grants program at the University of Michigan provides funding for student organization events that are large in scope, scale, and impact on the campus community and promotes social justice education through the lens of race/ethnicity. To be eligible, student organizations must: 

  • Be a registered student organization with the Center for Campus Involvement in the current academic year (at the time of application) 
  • Submit a completed online application (this includes the event flyer and budget) no later than 6 weeks prior to the date of your event (the earlier the better!) 

Advising from MESA

Planning an event that navigates issues of identity including race and/or ethnicity?

Thinking of engaging the campus on topics of social justice?

Got a retreat coming up and have no idea what to do?

Want to learn more about issues surrounding race and ethnicity?

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