What we do in MSS
Find personal support – Connect with diverse, professional staff that encourage students to be their best selves.
Network with students of color – MSS is one of the few spaces on campus that Asian, Black, Native American and Latinx students are not a minority.
Relax and learn – Connect with others that value diversity and study in a comfortable space. Students often refer to MSS as a supportive community or a second family that can be the difference that makes a difference. MSS is a great place to explore intersections of cultural identities.
Prioritize academic success – Keep the main thing the main thing; the goal is to graduate. Utilize effective study skills while striving for a healthy balance between school, work, family, leadership and community involvement.
Invest wisely in self and education – Participate in financial literacy activities to manage money, explore work opportunities, interpret student account and learn more about scholarships, grants and loans.
Intercultural Development – Capability to shift cultural perspective and appropriately adapt behavior to cultural differences and commonalities (Hammer, 2009)
MSS staff provides Intercultural Development:
- Small Group Discussions
- Support Groups