Cultural Clubs and Organizations
African Student Union (ASU)
Mission Statement - Increase cultural diversity through the promotion of African Culture. - Educate our members and the broader Messiah Community through informed discourse about Africa. -Provide educational and social support for African students at Messiah.
Asian Student Association (ASA)
The Asian Student Association is a club that helps Messiah students learn more about Asian culture and gives a place of belonging and acceptance, to anyone who wants to know more about Asia, or is Asian themselves and wants to make some friends.
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) initiates conversations about issues affecting the Latino/Hispanic community. Collaborating with different groups and making connections points. Being a community and a place for all the Hispanic/Latino students on campus. Getting the majority to care, not just about LAL but also all the other Multicultural clubs Creating friendship and connections to other students, professors, administration, etc.
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.