What is CORES?

The Council of Racial and Ethnic Students or C.O.R.E.S is comprised of four cultural communities at Michigan State University. These communities are represented by four student organizations: North American Indigenous Student Organization (NAISO), Black Student Alliance (BSA), Asian Pacific American Student Organization (APASO) and Culturas de las Razas Unidas (CRU). These communities help students to better understand themselves and others through cultural and social activities. Additionally, these communities serve as advocates for their members by staying abreast of issues that impact their respective community, and by working with University faculty, staff, and administration in addressing concerns. CORES work to promote social and cultural understanding through important cultural events including: MSU Annual Pow Wow of Love, Native Heritage Month, Cultural Vogue/Lunar New Year, APA Heritage Month, Night Market, Brown Pride, the Black Power Rally, Black History Month, the African American Celebratory, Latin Explosion, Dia de la Mujer, Chicano History Month, and much more! Each year, the CORES works together to put on a collaborative cultural celebration called Spartan Remix

How do I contact CORES?

North American Indigenous Student Organization (NAISO) The NAISO room is G-33 in North Hubbard Hall; NAISO Advisor is Emily Sorroche (sorroche@msu.edu)

Asian Pacific American Student Organization (APASO) The APASO room is the Vincent Chin Heritage Room in Holden Hall (Room G-13); APASO Advisor is Meaghan Kozar (kozarmea@msu.edu)

Black Student Alliance (BSA) The BSA toom is G-25 South Hubbard Hall; Email ocat@msu.edu for any questions.

Culturas de las Razas Unidas (CRU) The CRU room is G43-b in Wilson Hall;  The CRU Advisor is Juan Flores (floresj2@msu.edu)


(Photo from 2015 CORES retreat, Detroit, MI)



(photo from CORES & LBGTRC retreat, Kellogg Biological Station, Battle Creek, MI)


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