Multicultural Student Leadership Association


Multicultural Student Leadership Association


The Multicultural Student Leadership Association (MSLA) is a student led organization dedicated to celebrate and to share our different cultural perspectives while enjoying our campus diversity. MSLA looks forward to continuously foster an environment of understanding, acceptance, and multicultural competence at Dakota County Technical College (DCTC).

MSLA Meetings

Everyone is invited to attend our meetings every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Central Commons area of our campus, during the fall and spring semesters. Bring your lunch and join us to have constructive and action-oriented conversations, where students of all backgrounds are welcomed to share and to celebrate their cultural heritage.

Multicultural Event Series

MSLA offers a monthly event highlighting the culture of members of our campus community. Please feel free to contact our club advisors to express your interest in sharing your culture at one of our monthly events!

Join MSLA this fall for the following events:

  • Let's work on our Global Citizenship – September 7
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration – October 12
  • Multicultural Event Series (topic to be determined) – November 2
  • Multicultural Event Series (topic to be determined) – November 30

MSLA has offered events highlighting a wide variety of the cultures represented on our campus. Some of our past events include the following:

  • Minnesota’s Nordic Heritage
  • The American-Liberian Connection
  • Understanding Turkish Culture: Then and Now
  • Africa Day
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • Muslim Perspectives
  • Celebrating POW-WOW
  • Lunar Chinese New Year Celebration
  • Community Based Learning in Action - An Ethiopian-Minnesotan Story
  • Black History Month: "The March" Film Showing
  • Cinco de Mayo Celebration
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

MSLA Membership

MSLA membership is open to all currently enrolled DCTC students.

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Contact Information

Harold Torrence
Harold Torrence
Business Management Instructor
Xuong Tran
Xuong Tran
TRIO/Student Support Services Advisor

Upcoming MSLA Events