The Diversity Mentoring Network
The Mentoring Network is a personal support program designed especially for incoming freshmen and transfer students. Upperclassmen are assigned as mentors to new students. Student Mentors are returning students that provide nurturing one-on-one support to foundation students and share information to help new students succeed at MICA. The relationships established between students in the network help empower them to transform ideas and aspirations into realities.
"Making a Difference" is the network’s motto.
D.I.D. Programming Committee
This committee is composed of MICA students committed to developing cultural programming that represents various cultures, ethnicities, genders, races, religions, and ages on campus. The purpose of the Diversity Programming Committee is to plan and coordinate programs that serve the cultural needs of MICA's diverse student body, as well as to provide guidance and assistance for programs sponsored by the Office.
The Program Committee - Diversity Programmer position supports the social and educational programmatic aims of the office by assisting in the development, implementation, and evaluation of identity based programs related to issues of diversity, exclusivity and respect. The Diversity Programmer position must demonstrate professionalism, sensitivity towards social identities, cultural competence, and customer service at all times, while also responding effectively to community needs.
Applications for the Program Committee - Diversity Programmer position are a part of MICA's iLead Student Leader applicaiton process. For more information about the iLead process, please reach out to the Student Activities Office. For more information about the D.I.D Program Committee, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 - 2016 Identity-Based Student Organizations
Race/Ethnic and Cultural
Asian Student Alliance (ASA)
The Asian Student Alliance (ASA) offers MICA students the chance to experience Asian culture through visits and explorations of various Baltimore-area Asian communities. The ASA provides information about Asian culture to its members, as well as supporting the Asian Mentoring Network. The club is open to anyone who is interested in Asian culture regardless of their own cultural background.
The Black Student Union (BSU)
The mission of the Black Student Union (BSU) is to improve the quality of campus life for students of color and to provide the best environment to foster the creation of artwork. All MICA students are welcome to join the BSU. Many social and cultural activities are planned annually including visits to culturally unique museums such as the Great Blacks in Wax and the Reginald Lewis Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, and The National Gallery in Washington, D.C. Other activities include Black History Month exhibits.
Hispanic/Latino Student Union
The Hispanic/Latino Student Union strives towards encouraging and enabling the academic, professional, and social success of Hispanic/Latino students on campus. Through strengthening relationships and the cultural development of students on campus, HLSU is able to expand influence and ensure growth.
Korean International Student Association (KSA)
The Korean International Student Association (KSA) offers members of the MICA community the chance to learn more about Korean culture and identity. This student-run organization seeks to spread such awareness through educational, cultural, community, and social activities held throughout the year. The KSA also works to promote and support the advancement of Korean students' artwork at MICA and beyond.
Maryland Institute Queer Alliance (MIQA)
The Maryland Institute Queer Alliance (MIQA) provides a variety of programming, support, education, and social activities for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, straight, and questioning students at MICA. MIQA celebrates queer culture and strives to build community on campus.
Agape Campus Christian Fellowship
The MICA Agape Christian Fellowship desires to see many students on campus experience the power of God's love and how it has changed their lives. The group is praying for a new generation of student believers who love God and have a passion to love others as Jesus Christ has loved.
Chinese Bible Study
Chinese Bible Study Fellowship (CBSF) exists to equip Chinese Christians at MICA to be disciples of Christ and to grow together as Christ-centered artists. CBSF is also open to everybody who wants to know more about Christianity. Some CBSF activities include: bible study, outdoor activities, and special church events.
Koinonia Christian Fellowship
A student-led group partnered with InterVarsity (www.intervarsity.org) that exists to provide support for Christians of all denominations on campus as well as an open, welcoming environment for those who are curious to know more about Jesus. The group meets weekly for bible study/devotion and fellowship.
MiCatholic is a faith-based, social club that is open to everyone - students that identity as Catholic and non-Catholic are welcome. It's mission focuses on catholic education, such as teaching of the church and feast days of saints.
Mission in Christian Artists (M.I.C.A.)
M.I.C.A. is comitted to creating an environment for artists to learn about the Christian faith.
Oy! Jewish Student Organization
Oy! aims to provide social opportunities for Jewish students, while also educating the campus about Jewish customs and culture.