ALANA (African, Latino, Asian, and Native American).
Building a supportive network
We offer a number of options to build a strong community to support individual and group student achievement. We encourage students to meet individually with the ALANA Coordinator and to make important connections with upper class students, faculty, and staff.
Another important focus is student leadership and engagement. While you are encouraged to participate within our ALANA Clubs and organizations, we also encourage you to assume leadership roles throughout student government and campus life, such as becoming a Orientation Leader, Resident Advisor or Peer Advisor. Consequently, ALANA student participation and leadership in our campus community is often experienced in a prominent and vital way.
Our ALANA Clubs work with other areas throughout the campus to enhance programs, activities, and College services to ensure that ALANA students contributions are maximized and needs addressed.
The following are examples of some College programs and activities that are enhanced by the efforts outlined above:
- "MCLA Presents!" Community Wide Performances and Entertainment
- Lecture Series and Educational Speaker Programs
- Participation in residence life programs and Residence Area Advisory Board activities
- Community Service and outreach opportunities with community based agencies
- Connections to the cultural resources shared by the MCLA and neighboring college communities
- Multicultural Overnights and Open Houses for prospective students
The ALANA and International Student Services Office is located in the Campus Center Room 319 and houses the Multicultural Education Resource Center Room 320. The Center is open during Campus Center hours and has student computers, student assistants, and resource information.