(photo from CORES spring 2015 retreat, Detroit, MI) VIEW MORE PHOTOS HERE
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.
What support is there for CORES?
ADVISORS–Advisors of the Council of Racial and Ethnic Students are housed in OCAT with the exception of BSA. BSA’s Interim advisor is Jasmine Lee who is the Coordinator of Diversity Programming at MSU’s James Madison College.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT–OCAT offers a series of leadership seminars for CORES & COPS (Council of Progressive Students) student leaders. The first series is scheduled for fall 2015 and consists of four seminars focused on “Team Management,” “Intercultural Competency,” “Responsible Activism,” and “Assessment&Evaluation.”
How do I contact CORES?
North American Indigenous Student Organization (NAISO) G-33 North Hubbard Hall and in the Multicultural Center (517) 432-7153; NAISO Advisor is Pat Dyer-Deckrow (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Asian Pacific American Student Organization (APASO) Vincent Chin Heritage Room, Holden Hall G-13, and in the Multicultural Center (517) 432-7153; APASO Advisor is Meaghan Kozar (email@example.com)
Black Student Alliance (BSA) BSA office in the Multicultural Center, (517) 432-7153; BSA Advisor is Jasmine Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Culturas de las Razas Unidas (CRU) CRU room in Wilson Hall, and in the Multicultural Center, (517) 432-7153; Juan Flores (email@example.com) and Carlos Fuentes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(photo from CORES & LBGTRC retreat, Kellogg Biological Station, Battle Creek, MI) VIEW PHOTOS FROM 2013 CORES/LBGT RETREAT!