The Multicultural Student Advisory Board is a diverse group of students committed to anti-racism education and racial reconciliation that acts as a voice for the Calvin community. We seek to nurture an environment in which an appreciation for diversity can thrive to model Jesus Christ’s kingdom of people from every nation, language, and tribe.
The central goal of the MSAB is two-fold: to educate group members about social justice and inequality, and to educate the Calvin community. This will be accomplished by:
Members of the MSAB vary in racial/ethnic background, class level, major, and experiences. This diversity brings together an interesting mix of perspectives and opinions. Members must be willing to share their life experiences, learn from the experiences of others, and be open to new ideas and perspectives. Students should have some basic knowledge of racism, inequality and social justice.
Studying abroad or taking an off-campus interim does not automatically disqualify a candidate from being selected.
The group meets once a week for an hour and is responsible for sponsoring one campus event per month. Occasionally throughout the semester (usually the beginning of fall semester and during interim) one-on-one meetings are scheduled with the group advisor.