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Emerging Scholars Institute (Mentoring Program)

The Emerging Scholars Institute (E.S.I.) is designed to address the needs of our multicultural student population by paying attention specifically to their transitional experience from high school to college and provide students the help they need to gain and master the proper academic and leadership skills required for their chosen field as well as reflect the characteristics of a Murray State University graduate.

The first phrase of the E.S.I. program is Connected which is peer mentoring program for incoming freshmen at the beginning of the fall semester. Mentors and Tutors are provided to assist you in your transition from high school to college. 

For second and third year students, the Emerging Scholars Institute “On-Track” provides a structured retention focused phrase that emphasizes self-help which focuses on academic success and community service

And the final component of the E.S.I. program – Find the Leader in You (FLY) program assists third and fourth year students with the appropriate preparation for finding internships, job placement, graduate school or professional school selection. Top students are selected and matched up with an Alumni Mentor in their chosen academic field.

Pre-enroll for ESI Today! 

Contact us at:

Office of Multicultural Affairs

Marvin D. Mills Multicultural Center

110 Curris Center 

Murray, KY 42071

(270) 809-3976


OMA Calendar of Events: 


22 ESI Orientation, Curris Center Dance Lounge 5:00pm-7:00pm

23 OMA/BSC  Back II School Picnic

28 AASSEP/OMA Alumni Speaker Series, Curris Center Barkley Room 5:00pm


3 Hump Nite Kick-Off Event, Curris center Stables

18 Diversity Scholars Program Meeting I, Curris Center Stables

25 BSC Coronation, Curris Center Ballroom

26-28 Family Weekend (MPAC) Meeting, Marvin D. Mills Multicultural Center


11 Homecoming/MSU Tent City, Stewart Stadium Field

15 Hump Nite Kick-Off Event, Curris Center Dance Lounge

30 ESI Mid-Semester Meeting, Curris Center Barkley Room


13 Diversity Scholars Meeting II, Curris Center Barkley Room


4 ESI End of the Semester Meeting II, Curris Center Barkley Room

12 Hitimu Celebration, Curris Center Theater





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