The office began as the Minority Student Development Office in 1985. The original mission of the office was to track the academic success of minority students enrolled at Bucknell University. Since this time, the office has enacted changes to initiate, implement, and improve the quality and quantity of cultural, social, and educational programming. || Learn more about our history.
- MSS Ambassadors: Student volunteers who represent MSS at campus functions including meeting with prospective students, hosting guest lecturers and volunteering at service events.
- Wacky Wednesday: A relaxing study break with refreshments held during the first Wednesday of each month in the IEA Multipurpose Room (ELC).
- Bucknell Point of View (P.O.V.) Series: Vivid student dialogues focused on contemporary cultural, political and social issues.
- Heritage Month Celebrations: MSS promotes cultural awareness and understanding through programs in support of annual heritage months including Hispanic/Latin@ Heritage Month and Black History Month.
- T.E.A.M. Peer Mentor Program: A year-long peer mentoring program for selected underrepresented students who enter Bucknell University as first-year students in the fall.
- Civil Rights Alternative Spring Break Trip: An annual trip offering Bucknell students the rare and exciting opportunity to explore the ongoing legacy of the Civil Rights Movement with key historical players of the movement and receive behind-the-scene tours.
- "This is Me" play project: An annual series of performances, co-sponsored by multiple offices, that features students, faculty and staff members performing monologues written by members of the Bucknell community that spotlight the diversity of experiences and identities represented at Bucknell (November).