Multi-Ethnic Counseling Center Alliance (MECCA)
The Multi-Ethnic Counseling Center Alliance (MECCA) was founded in 1969 to provide outreach and mental health services to students of color and other marginalized populations at Michigan State University (MSU). The original members of MECCA were the pioneers of the “multicultural counseling” movement initiating the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development.
MECCA values are incorporated in all of the Center’s practices by striving to provide culturally competent and racially responsive mental health services to the university community. MECCA’s training philosophy is reflected in the interns’ participation in the Culturally Competent and Racially Responsive Assessment, Treatment, Ethics and Research Seminar. Doctoral interns who fulfill the seminar’s requirements and invitations can apply for a “MECCA Certificate in Multicultural Counseling.”