Mission & Goals

Our Vision

The Vision of Multicultural Student Retention Services is to provide a platform for holistic development and success for multicultural students at Kennesaw State University

Multicultural Student Retention Services facilitates holistic development and success for multicultural students by offering the following services and resources:

  • Cultural Awareness and Resource Center
  • KSU P.E.O.P.L.E. Mentoring Program
  • Making the Grade Workshop Series
  • KSU African American Male Initiative
  • Multicultural Programming Board
  • Heritage Month Celebrations

Our Mission

The mission of Multicultural Student Retention Services is to provide essential resources, services, and programming that facilitates the retention, progression, and graduation of historically underrepresented multicultural students at Kennesaw State University.

Our Values (F.O.C.U.S.)

Foundation: We contribute to the realization and establishment of individual core values in which their daily lives are walked out.

Outreach: We recognize the importance of reaching out to the surrounding community in which Kennesaw State University resides, therefore partnerships are established.

Community: We vigorously establish an inclusive environment in which all students feel welcomed and safe.

Unity: We encourage and inspire individuals to realize the significance of working together to establish cohesiveness within the KSU community and surrounding areas.

Social Justice: We identify the importance of this work and inspire students to engage in meaningful conversation and action surrounding this body of work.

Our Goals

  • To encourage and increase student enrollment, academic success and matriculation through KSU by providing individualized services such as informal advising, referrals, mentoring, tutoring, and advocacy.

  • To encourage and increase student enrollment, academic success and matriculation through KSU by providing co-curricular opportunities to students, which complement the KSU academic experience.

  • To assist students with identifying financial resources, including scholarships and employment, for the sake of covering academic related expenses.

  • To develop and implement collaborative partnerships, on and off campus, that fosters necessary programs, activities and services for MSRS student constituents.

  • To maintain contacts with various academic department advisors for the sake of referring students in need of formal academic advising and support.

  • To consistently assess quality and effectiveness of our programs and services offered to students.