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Multicultural Student Programs

Motivate. Educate. Advocate. Celebrate.
The Multicultural Student Programs (MSP) provides support for students of color on campus through academic initiatives, cultural enrichment programs, student organizations, and connecting students to the alumni network. The program is committed to their success, and every effort will be made to ensure that each student’s academic journey is a rewarding one.



MOREMORE (Multicultural Organization Reaching Equality) and La Fuerza are our multicultural student organizations that foster student development through diversity and promoting cultural differences on campus and in the community as a whole. These organizations commit to establishing partnerships with other campus organizations with enthusiasm and takes a proactive role in the development of strong student leadership.​ The goal of these organizations is to foster an awareness and appreciation for all cultures through personal relations and programming. These activities range from BBQs, soul food lunch, salsa nights, social outings, Friendsgiving dinners, and lectures; these organizations take pride in promoting and helping create a space not just for Latinos, African Americans, and Asian Americans, but for anyone who wants to join.

MORE Officers for 2020-2021
President                           Dayja James
Vice President                  Tyrese Allen

Secretary                           Makeilah Turner

Co-Secretary                     Jared Wainright

Treasurer                           Jomari Bailey

Events Chair                      Khennedy Brunson

Events Co-Chair                Lexi Deck

PR Chair                              LaCameria Clark

PR Co-Chair                       JaCoya Hodges

Chaplain                             KiKi Youmans
Choir Chair                        Aryana Gardner
Choir Co-Chair                  Tyranni Hubbard
LaFuerza Leadership for 2020-2021  
Ana Oelenberger
Brianna Lozano
Karla Montiel
Reyna Cabrera
Taylor Brown

 “These organizations have served well in assisting students of color to interact with the entire university community while maintaining their own heritage and cultural values. … Their alumni are individuals who are not just influential in their respective communities but they are also agents of change, who truly make a difference.”  

Dr. Lewis Shepherd
Special Assistant to the President


MSP – “The Tea” Call
Tuesday, August 25th 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
(Informational call about how you can get involved in our program and student organizations.)     
Location: Virtual Via Zoom


MSP Ebony Flowers’ Hot Comb Book Review Event                         
Thursday, September 3 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Contact Dayja James at for a free copy of the book.                                
Location: Young Auditorium with Zoom option:
***Hispanic Heritage Student Spotlight via Social Media               
September 15th- October 15th

Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off Taco Tuesday                              
Tuesday, September 15th 11:00 am
Location: In the Cafeteria

S’mores at the Gazebo (MORE)                                                                
Tuesday, September 15th 7:30-9:30 pm
Location: Evans Student Center Patio

La Fuerza’s Fiesta Mesa
Friday, September 25th 12:15 pm
Location: In front of Lile

Tiger Serve Day
Saturday, September 26th (TBA)

Library Film

September 29th

Location: TBA


La Fuerza Game Night (Virtual)
Tuesday, October 6th 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
Location: Virtual via Zoom:

MORE Brunch & Worship
Sunday, October 18th, Time:TBA
Location: TBA

Student Organization Meeting Times (These times are subject to change. Stay tuned for first meeting dates from student leaders.)

  • La Fuerza- 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 6:00 pm
    Multicultural Organization Reaching Equality (MORE)- 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 4:00 pm
    Gospel Choir Practice- Every Tuesday 5:00- 6:00 pm

**This semester schedule is subject to change at any time. Email updates will be sent about any revisions or updates.


To stay current on upcoming events and much more, be sure to follow Multicultural Student Programs on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Contact any of our MSP staff for questions or concerns: (To contact us via text: 870-568-1227)



lewis shepherdDr. Lewis A. Shepherd, Ed.D.

Special Assistant to the President



Nicole PorchiaNicole Porchia

Director, Academic Success Center & Multicultural Student Programs



Monica RutledgeMonica Rutledge

Students Specialist, Academic Success Center & Multicultural Student Programs




Jerusa Carvajal  |  Myra Houser  |  Caitlin Hetzel  |  Lori Motl  |  Roy Thompson  |  Erica Brown  |  Destiny Graves  |  Natilan Crutcher  |  Monica Rutledge  |  Nicole Porchia  |  Lewis Shepherd


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