The Department of Student Diversity & Inclusion is proud to officially recognize MESA as a partner in supporting our Hispanic/Latino Students at VSU. MESA stands for Mentor, Engage, Support, and Achieve. MESA is a group of faculty and staff that have come together to provide activities that mentor, engage, support and promote the academic achievement of Hispanic students through organized collaborative efforts. The purpose of MESA includes:

  • Develop activities to promote student engagement amongst themselves, the university and the community at-large.
  • Organize group and individual academic assistance programs.
  • Inform and provide resources to support Hispanic students personal and economic well-being.
  • Increase visibility of contributions Hispanic Students make to the university and community through publications and events. 

For more information on MESA, please click here or follow our Facebook/Instagram


Head: Dr. Linda de la Garza

Past Head: Dr. James Martinez

Secretary: Meagan Arrastia-Chisholm

Treasurer: Phenix Culbertson