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First-Year MRC Resource Guide


Asian Students In Alliance (ASIA)

Asian Students in Alliance (ASIA) is a discussion group designed to support the college experience of Asian and Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) and International undergraduate students while attending Penn State. The goal is to support APIDA students throughout their college experience by developing leadership, academic success, and identity development.

Blends of Traditional Heritages (BOTH)

Blends of Traditional Heritages (BOTH) is a discussion group for students of biracial or multicultural backgrounds, with close attention on topics that hold relevance for students with one parent of African American descent and the other parent of White, Asian, Hispanic, or other ethnic background. 

Black and Latino Male Empowerment Group (BMEG / LMEG)

The Black Male and Latino Male Empowerment Groups explore shared experiences as Black and Latino men on a majority campus. The goal is to assist men of color with identifying ways to fully embrace the Penn State experience through academic success, the development of community service initiatives, and relationship building, while taking advantage of all academic and social opportunities within the University.

Latinx Leadership Institute (LLI)

The purpose of the Latinx Leadership Institute at Penn State is to increase the number of Latinx leaders available for appointments. The one-year program emphasizes student empowerment, bilateral education, social justice and exposure to the University’s organizational structure. Participants are encouraged to apply the skills gained via constructive dialogue and from identity and leadership development toward activism on and off campus as well as in society at-large.

Women of Color Empowerment Group (WOCE)

The WOCE group helps to provide a supportive space for women of color on a majority White campus and to explore what this means for them (with regard to identity, relationships, and more), to empower and enhance their voice, and to fully embrace their Penn State experience through academic excellence and relationship-building. This group is a collaborative development between the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).