Growing Oceanic and Asian American Leaders (GOAAL) is a MESA Welcome Program that focuses on community-building and leadership development. In collaboration with the Oceanic Student Association (OSA) and United Asian American Organizations (UAAO), it is offered to all incoming first-year and transfer students through the lenses of the Asian American and Pacific Islander experiences. Participants will explore and critically think about identity, cross-group coalition building, and leadership.
We know from experience (and research!) how fundamental and real the need is to feel at home on campus. Through our welcome programs, we want to make that part a little easier and less stressful by connecting you with communities that support the transition to college life. These programs are open to all first-year and transfer students.
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.
This program will take place on campus on Friday, August 25th.
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.