Intercultural & Diversity Affairs

Services


Intercultural and Diversity Affairs offers a wide range of services to the ethnic minority students at MTSU. We are here to help you adjust to college life. We can help with any concerns that you might have. The following are only a few of the areas where we can offer help:
  • Financial Aid
  • Career Awareness
  • Admission Procedures
  • Career Planning and Placement
  • Scholarships
  • Housing
  • Personal Counseling
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Tutoring
  • Athletics and Recreation
  • Student Organization Information

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B.R.O.S.I.S. Mentoring (Be Really Outstanding Stay In School)
The Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs offers a mentoring program that focuses on the first-year college student. In the B.R.O.S.I.S.program, each freshman is assigned a mentor who is a friend and source of encouragement and information. Mentors are experienced students who give information on college life, courses, and campus resources. Mentors are trained and responsible for acclimating their assigned students to MTSU. Participants are expected to commit to the purpose of the program and meet regularly with their mentors to review academic progress and personal adjustment.

International Programs and Services
IDA offers the following programming and services to international students:

  • Advisement is provided for international students in many areas of their needs.
  • Transportation is made available for international students in emergency cases, as well as for going shopping and also taking tours on special occasions.
  • International students are given opportunity to engage in extracurricular activities where they share their knowledge and talents.
  • Students are encouraged to join the International Students Association and ethnic clubs of their own wish to feel that they are part of the university community.
  • A variety of activities have been developed to give international students an opportunity to fellowship with other international students and the American citizenry, as well.

Retention
One of our main objectives is to decrease the attrition of ethnic minority students. We offer assistance in the following areas to help ethnic minority students meet their full academic potential.

  • Tutorial Services
  • Student Study Groups
  • Test Bank Foundation
  • Financial Aid
  • Academic Advising
  • Survival Skills and Tips on:
    • Improving Your Grade Point Average
    • Study Techniques
    • Practical Writing Skills

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Role Modeling & Leadership
The Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs offers a mentoring program that focuses on the first year college student. In the program, each freshman is assigned a mentor who is a friend and source of encourage and information. The mentors are experienced upper class students who give basic information on college life, courses, and other campus resources. The mentors are trained and responsible for acclimating their assigned mentee to MTSU. The participants are expected to commit to the purpose of the program and meet regularly keeping the mentors informed of academic progress and personal adjustment.

Other role modeling and leadership services offered by the office include:

  • Alumni Spring Speaker Series
  • Homecoming Activities
  • African American Spring Mixer
  • Al Wilkerson Memorial Scholarship Banquet
  • Student Leader Handbook
  • Workshops and Seminars on Topics Including:
    • Developing Leadership Skills
    • Leadership Styles and Development
    • Assertiveness Training
    • Financial Management

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