The Middle Eastern Resource Center (MERC) promotes awareness and education of Middle Eastern heritage through dialogue and programs in the arts, music and culture. It aims to integrate Middle Eastern students into the campus community and support their academic success.
The mission of the Middle Eastern Resource Center (MERC) is to promote the cultural awareness and academic success of students of Middle Eastern heritage. It fosters dialogue, cross-cultural learning, and interaction amongst the diverse ethnic groups within the Middle Eastern communities and the campus-at-large. Through its programs, the MERC works to assist students to embrace their cultural identity, integrate into student life, promote an appreciation and celebration of diversity, and reinforce an affirmation of our institutional and educational commitment to leadership, achievement, collaboration, excellence, and community.