Due to the impact of COVID-19, our Ethnic & Gender campus locations are closed until further notice. Our staff is working remotely and available to support you along your Highlander journey. We look forward to being back on campus and supporting you in-person. Please continue to wash your hands, wear a face covering, and maintain physical distance.

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About MESC

The UCR Middle Eastern Student Center (MESC) is the first of its kind in the nation!
MESC Group Picture Outside of HUB

The MESC is a place to unite in friendship, celebrate Middle Eastern culture with our campus community, and find common ground. Ultimately, it’s a place to serve the needs of Middle Eastern students and create an even more inclusive and respectful atmosphere at UCR. We look forward to welcoming you to #MESCUCR! 

  • We assist more than 20 Middle Eastern student organizations on campus with programming, leadership development, and more! Learn more about our programs and services.
  • We educate the UCR community about historical, cultural, political, and religious dynamics that shape the experiences of our Middle Eastern students at UCR. Find out more about our mission.
  • We provide students with a new understanding of the history, culture, and traditions unique to the Middle Eastern experience. Contact us.