Mission: Using the lens of race and ethnicity, MESA engages the campus community and transforms the student experience to build inclusive spaces and equitable opportunities for all.
Our values manifest in our workplace environment, define how we interact with each other in our organization, and declare how we value students, colleagues, and community.
Collective Community: We build relationships with and beyond our circles so that we can work collaboratively to positively impact our environment, wherever that may be
Fun: We hope to weave celebration, laughter, and joy into our environment
Integrity: We will be honest, authentic and transparent; our decisions, actions and words will match what and who we say we are
Intersectionality: While race/ethnicity is our foundation, we recognize that identities coexist to create a multi-dimensional person
Transformation: We believe social change starts with the individual. We are committed to creating experiences and spaces that grow knowledge and take us to our learning edge
Trust: We trust individual and collective narratives and experiences. Some narratives sit in complement and other in contrast. Each engagement is an opportunity to extend and preserve trust by actively listening and demonstrating empathy and compassion