C.O.R.E.S.

Council of Racial and Ethnic Students (2013-2014)

Photo: C.O.R.E.S. retreat at the Kellogg Biological Station

The Council of Racial and Ethnic Students is composed of four student organizations:

Asian Pacific American Student Organization (APASO)

Black Student Alliance (BSA)

Culturas De Las Razas (CRU)

North American Indigenous Student Organization (NAISO)

Our goal is to help students better understand themselves through cultural and social activities. We also serve as a advocate system for social issues in the community. C.O.R.E.S. helped me develop leadership skills, cultural awareness, and advocacy work. Also, having never lived on campus at MSU, C.O.R.E.S. established a safe community for me to meet new people, discuss racial and social issues, and learn and grow.

During our summer retreat, we created a campaign call “We Matter” to advocate for the importance of inclusion. Throughout the year, we met once a month to discuss campus issues around race, religion, and culture. This created a stronger bond between each organization as we were also able to discuss events we were having, plans for the future, and other campus issues.

Photo: C.O.R.E.S. retreat at the Kellogg Biological Station