Middle Eastern Student Center (MESC)

MESC is Your Place for Community!

Welcome to the Middle Eastern Student Center, your Markaz (center) for Education, Support, & Community. From its humble beginnings as a student-founded ethnic and gender program, MESC has developed into a student center that works to educate, support, and build community for those identify as or are interested in the Middle Eastern, Southwest Asian North African (SWANA), and Muslim experiences at UC Riverside. We offers a variety of resources that include!

  • MESCafe - Weekly student-led discussions every Tuesday at 11am
  • Internships - working within the MESC and with other community organizations
  • Support for the MARKAZ Living Learning Community
  • Student Organization funding
  • Student Conference funding
  • Free coffee & tea
  • Free printing
  • Computer services
  • Many other programs and events throughout the year!