Model International Organizations Team
For more than a decade, the Mercyhurst Model United Nations program has provided an opportunity for students to represent the College in competition while honing their skills in advocacy, negotiation, and diplomacy.
The scope of international organizations which the team models extends beyond the United Nations to also include NATO, the Arab League, and the European Union. To reflect this broad emphasis of the program, the team is called Mercyhurst Model International Organizations Team (MIOT).
Throughout the academic year, the team hosts and attends a number of intercollegiate scrimmages as a member of the regional intercollegiate league, Mid Atlantic Model United Nations Consortium (MAMUNC), of which it is a founding member. The team overall and individual members have received numerous awards and recognitions for their outstanding performances. Over the years, the team has competed in a variety of national and international conferences in New York, Cleveland, Washington, DC, Montreal, Mexico, Switzerland, and The Netherlands.
In April 2011, the team will host the First Annual High School Model UN competition, in which area high schools are invited to participate. Scholarship opportunities are available to four outstanding students who compete at the annual Model United Nations Conference at Mercyhurst College: Two $15,000 Scholarships to the top delegates and two $2,500 Scholarships (which can be added to a merit-based award at Mercyhurst) to second place delegates. This competition is student-led and facilitates members' organizational and leadership skills. It also allows for mentoring opportunities between MIOT members and local high school students.
Come join us! MIOT is guaranteed to be a skills-building, challenging yet fun opportunity.