Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs

ARISE - South Asian Mentorship Program

The ARISE Mentorship Program 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 Latinx to Maximize Achievement (ALMA) - Orientation Program

The ALMA (Assisting Latinx to Maximize Achievement) Orientatino Program, is a partnership between the ALMA student organization and Multi-Ethnic Students Affairs (MESA). The program is a four-day orientation program for incoming students that provides a unique opportuntiy to build community and learn skills & knowledge of campus resources vital to the first year experience.

The program is open to all students and provides a safes space for individuals to develop and further explore personal identities, while also taking part in discussion on topics and issues relating to the Latinx experience. 

Support for Incoming Black Students (S.I.B.S.) - Mentorship Program

Support for Incoming Black Students (S.I.B.S.) is a year-long student coordinated peer mentorship program that is open to all students at the University of Michigan (U-M) 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. The goal of S.I.B.S. is to provide unique mentorship and educational opportunities for students on campus. This includes personal, academic, and professional development opportunities that create a fulfilling first-year experience and enhance community members' awareness of their experiences at U-M.