Social and Cultural Advising | MCISA | Webster University

Social and Cultural Advising

Staff in the Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs (MCISA) encourage in-office meetings from all students, with a particular focus on international and domestic-minority students. The purpose of these meetings include, but are not limited to, social and academic advising, wellness checks, emotional support, providing campus resources, navigating campus challenges, explaining University policies and procedures, and cultural adjustment. MCISA staff members refer students to campus support services, including English as a Second Language course placement, counseling and personal development, academic tutoring and writing services, special testing, financial counseling, student employment, academic advisement, student leadership, and campus involvement.

During remote work operations, the MCISA staff are available for virtual or phone appointments by request. You can book an appointment with professional staff members through Starfish. Please login to Starfish in your Connections account and search for the MCISA in the services catalog. 

The Assistant Director of the Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs works primarily with international students on F-1 and J-1 visas studying at the St. Louis campuses. The Assistant Director for Minority Student Affairs works primarily with underrepresented minority students (i.e., students from low-income homes, students who identify as an ethnic minority, and/or students who are the first in their families to attend college) at the St. Louis campuses.

Through focused personal advising support for under-served populations, students feel a greater sense of belonging and community on campus and seek out assistance and involvement opportunities to enhance their co-curricular experiences.