Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs

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Native American Student Welcome

The Native American Student Welcome is a program offered to all incoming first-year and transfer students who would like to learn about and connect with Native American students, faculty, and staff at the U-M. In partnership with the Native American Student Association, this program offers opportunities to build community, inform their knowledge of campus support, and deepen their learning of Native identity. 

Program Dates: Aug. 28 - Aug. 29
Priority Deadline: August 10, 2020


CAALM - Cultivating Asian American Leaders at Michigan

Cultivating Asian American Leaders at Michigan (CAALM) is a leadership development program offered to all incoming first-year and transfer students. Participants will explore and critically think about leadership in the context of the Asian American identity and community. In partnership with the United Asian American Organizations, this program will explore how value orientations, hxstory and current events, and social structures influence leadership in the Asian American community.


SALAM - Successful Arab Leaders at Michigan

SALAM is a partnership between the Arab Student Association and the Office of Multi-Ethnic Students Affairs (MESA). This multi-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. 

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ALMA Welcome Program

The ALMA welcome program is a partnership between the Office of Multi-Ethnic Students Affairs (MESA) and La Casa. Going into it's 20th year of programming, ALMA is a four-day welcome program that strives to build a sense of belonging for incoming first-year and new transfer students with an interest in the Latinx identity and culture. The program is open to all students and provides a space for individuals to develop and further explore personal identities, while also engaging in dialogue topics and issues relating to the Latinx experience.