Program History

With histories dating back 25 and 50 years, The Multi-Racial Unity Living Experience and Intercultural Aide Programs hold long-term, grassroots records of working to bridge racial divides on Michigan State University's campus.

MRULE 1996

Both the MRULE and ICA programs, before they merged, have long histories of creating opportunities for students to build community across difference and increase intercultural engagement on Michigan State University's Campus. Both programs were co-created by Dr. Richard Thomas, a professor a historian specializing in interracial unity and Black Detroit. The programs became one joint program in 2014.

Here is how it all began…