Cultural Clubs and Organizations
African Student Union (ASU)
The main mission of ASU is creating a home environment for the African students at Messiah College. ASU wants to introduce the Messiah College community to the rich diverse African culture. We also want to address the significant issues that happen in African to our members.
Asian Student Association (ASA)
The Asian Student Association is an organization that seeks to educate students and employees of Messiah College regarding what is 'Asia'. We hope to promote a cultural, as well as general, awareness of the issues many impoverished and less fortunate people are currently facing in Asia. The best part is, you don't have to be Asian to join!
Black Student Union (BSU)
The Black Student Union is an organization that provides a safe space where all students of the African Diaspora at Messiah College, of African descent, (whether from a rural, urban or suburban area), can come together to discuss and reflect on the unique experience of being a black student at Messiah. We also seek to be open to students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, so that we can grow together as a community. We work to promote reconciliation on campus between underrepresented students and majority students in an environment that reflects God’s grace and love.
ISA/MuKappa (International Student Association/Missionary Kids)
ISA/MuKappa aids international students and missionary kids in making cultural adjustments, and provides an on-going network of encouragement, fellowship, and understanding among its members. ISA/MuKappa also works at bring world awareness to the college community and to the community outside of Messiah College.
La Alianza Latina (LAL)
La Alianza Latina (LAL) explores the richness of Latino cultures, and offers a community for Hispanics/Latinos and those interested in Latino cultures. Students of all backgrounds are welcome to be members. Email us to be added to our email list!
Student organizations whose missions are tied to the work of Multicultural Programs (MP) through their focus on racial, ethnic, and cultural celebration and reconciliation gather together to form a common Multicultural Council under the support and advisement of both MP and Student Government Association.
"It is the mission of the Messiah College Multicultural Council to serve the entire student body through our efforts to improve campus life for all ethnic minority students. We seek to bring unification amongst our organizations and knowledge of our cultures to the Messiah College Community. In all things we will uplift Jesus as the head of our council and the Body of Christ. We pursue love. We embrace unity. We uphold the value of our understanding and our differences."
Multicultural Student Peer Advisors
MSPAs serve as ambassadors for Messiah College’s Multicultural Student Programs by building long-lasting relationships and gaining a broader understanding and appreciation of other cultures, a vital skill-set in our increasingly globally-connected society. These upperclass students are mentors to first year scholarship students supported by the Multicultural Programs office. They offer support and advice—academic, spiritual and emotional, along with encouragement, leadership and friendship.