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Multicultural Student Leadership Initiative (MSLI)

MSLI Students

About MSLI

The Multicultural Student Leadership Initiative (MSLI) is a a joint venture between Multicultural Affairs and Service, Leaderhsip and Community Engagement, as well as other campus representatives.  MSLI is a program dedicated to help first-year students of color at UW develop leadership skills and a supportive social network, which promotes an environment where students can excel both in the classroom and in future leadership roles in campus organizations.

MSLI is a leadership program that pairs mentees (students in their first year at UW) with a student mentor and a faculty/staff mentor, creating a MSLI Triad. The student mentor is a leader on campus, and knows the ropes; thus acting as a great resource for the mentee. The faculty/staff mentor is also a great resource for the mentee because they can advise the mentee about possible expectations. The MSLI Triad works to get the mentee involved in student activities, focused on academic performance, and helps integrate the mentee into campus life in a positive manner.

The MSLI Triad meets at least every other week for half an hour discussing appropriate issues that also further the mentee's leadership development.

Throughout the course of the year, there are several community-building events hosted by the MSLI steering committee.

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