Multicultural Student Services


Student Leadership Development

Academic Decathlon

The Academic Decathlon is a friendly competition student cultural organizations during the academic year designed to increase student engagement, academic success, retention and graduation.

Organizations create a team and earn points in ten categories:

  • Spring registration
  • Fall registration
  • Study table use
  • Team Grade Point Average (GPA) increase
  • Friend a first-year student
  • MSS program attendance
  • Understanding Our Husky Compact
  • Beyond the Classroom participation
  • Team Choice participation
  • Team collaboration or support initiatives

Advanced Preparation Program Counselors

Put your leadership skills to work by becoming a counselor for the Advanced Preparation Program. 

The Advanced Preparation Program introduces incoming students to St. Cloud State University through a variety of activities and enrollment in two college courses. Counselors help introduce students to campus and one another while mentoring them through their first few weeks on campus. 

Husky Stewards

The offices of Admissions and Multicultural Student Services work together to provide a panel of current St. Cloud State students to engage visiting student groups about their experiences and involvements while in college.

Husky Stewards serve on a panel, where members often talk about their academic success, student organization involvement, study abroad experience, membership in professional organizations, volunteer work, or personal stories about why they chose St. Cloud State and life on campus. 

As a Husky Steward you will work closely with Multicultural Student Services and Admissions to offer a presentation for prospective college access and underserved groups that visit the university. You'll point out resources you have found helpful and talk about events you've been involved in and your experience living on or off campus as well as highlighting academic support services St. Cloud State offers. 

Who are Husky Stewards?

  • Outgoing and engaging students with strong social skills
  • Academically strong students
  • Leaders in their student organizations
  • Student Athletes
  • Honor Students

To be a Husky Steward you must: 

  • Be enrolled in a minimum of six credits
  • Have a GPA of 2.0 or higher

Student Cultural Organizations

Multicultural Student Services staff members advise several student organizations focused on particular cultural groups. These organizations give students a chance to get involved on campus, develop leaderships skills, connect with members of their own culture and share their culture with others in the campus community through cultural celebration events. 

The Department of Campus Involvement manages more than 200 student organizations that focus on additional cultural social, religious and academic interests.