MPAS Workshops

MPAS offers many workshops per semester in three workshop series:

  1. S.T.A.R.S. (Students Taking Advantages of Resources Successfully)
  2. V.E.O. (Valuing Each Other), and
  3. L.G.B.T.Q.A. (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and Ally)

All workshops are open to the entire FIU student body and are available at both the Modesto A. Maidique and Biscayne Bay Campus. We work collaboratively with C.S.O. (Council of Student Organizations) and S.O.C. (Student Organizations Council) to award the student organizations that attend the STARS & VEO workshops points in accordance with the CSO/SOC point structure.

Strength Summit

This summit is a training that is based on the Strength philosophy developed by the Gallup Organization. This philosophy is based in positive psychology and we believe that is gives our students an edge in their academic and social developmental areas. This summit will help the students understand the basic concepts of Gallup's Strengths philosophy and how to apply it not only to their academic success, but utilize it to lead to self-discovery. This program utilizes information from the Strengthsquest test by Gallup.

Male Mentoring Initiative

In recent years, mentoring has emerged as a strong response to the circumstances of at-risk students. On college campuses, mentoring programs have expanded rapidly with increasing numbers of college students working one-to-one with faculty, staff, and student leaders in schools, community agencies, and other setting.

The MPAS Male Mentoring Initiative focuses on implementing university wide preemptive retention strategies that will focus on creating an atmosphere of academic, social, and professional success. Studies have proven that involvement and environment are conducive to the development of at risk students. We aim to do so by focusing on character development, academic enrichment, and career transition guidance.

Excellence Awards

This is an annual event that is held for Student Support Services, MPAS and Golden Drum scholarship students that are academically performing above and beyond their respective scholarship's strenuous requirements. Students are recognized for having a perfect 4.0 semester in our Golden Semester category. Students who have a 3.5 - 4.0 cumulative GPA are recognized in our Academic Excellence category. Students having a 3.0 - 3.499 cumulative GPA they are recognized in our Academic Honor category. Students having a 2.75 - 3.0 cumulative GPA they are recognized in our Academic Achievement category. This ceremony is a way for our students to celebrate their academic accomplishments with family and friends.


GL 220/ Meeting/ Carlos Fernandez

LGBTQA Mentee Orientation & Mentors Speed Nteworking

GL 220/ Meeting/ Carlos Fernandez

LGBTQA Mentors Kick-Off Event



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