Mission Statement: The Step Team is a performance based step organization. We believe in Academic Success, Cultural Traditions, and Physical Wellness. In order to help students physically and mentally S.T.E.P. provides conditioning and routines to express themselves creatively. Another focus for the club is community outreach in which opportunities are available throughout the year for students to participate in. Weekly study sessions will be provided for participating students to enhance academic success. Weekly practices will be held to prepare for future performances and community outreach.
Achievements: The Step Team has the most service hours of all black organizations at UC Merced. We were presented the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion award by the Dean of Students office. We have performed in collaboration with Dr. Vajra M. Watson who works with underprivileged youth of color and who also works to actively increase diversity in the education system.
Annual Events: Welcome Back Block Party, Midnight Madness, ASU Culture Show, Bobcat Day, Black Banquet