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2015-2016 Multicultural and Changemaker Undergraduate Student Organizations

AChA Facebook

Association of Chicana Activists seeks to recruit and retain Chicana/Latina students in higher education. A.Ch.A. is an organization which seeks to transform women; it charges individuals with the desire for freedom, self-determination, and self-sufficiency. It is a training ground that polishes women's leadership skills in the areas of education, cultural awareness, politics, social issues, and in the emotional and spiritual realms. The aim is to empower Chicana/Latina women to move with and within positions of power. The end result shall be the personal growth, leadership development, and confidence in its individuals. In its orientation and activities, this organization shall be primarily: Service, Social, and Academic.

For more information, please contact Susana Gomez at susanagomez@sandiego.edu or Norma Solorzano at normals@sandiego.edu.

ASA Facebook

Asian Students Association is a space for students with Asian descent to come together and share their common culture. Asian Students Association will serve as an umbrella for all students from the Asian ethnicity and students who would like to learn more about the Asian ethnicity. We hope to form a space for community, representation, comfort, identity, and family. We hope that through the celebration of cultural diversity, awareness, and pride, ASA will join together in long lasting friendship and bonds. Asian Students Association also promotes each member to thrive successfully in their education, passions, and self-discovery at the University of San Diego. ASA represents the voice of Asians on the campus of USD.

General meetings are on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 1:00 p.m. in Serra Hall 216.

For more information, please contact Ryan Sampson at ryanvs@sandiego.edu.

BSU Facebook

Black Student Union: Brothers & Sisters United actively pursue recruitment and retention of under-represented students to, and at, the University of San Diego. The Black Student Union shall act as an umbrella for other Black organizations in the University of San Diego community. The Black Student Union shall promote awareness and education on the contributions of Blacks in a historical, political, social, economic context. The Black Student Union shall foster an environment of unity and cooperation among its members and other San Diego community organizations/groups.

For more information, please contact Calvin Brown at calvinabrown@sandiego.edu or Hannah Santos at hannahas@sandiego.edu

Chaldean American Student Association Facebook

Chaldean American Student Association provides support and recognition of scholarship and academic achievement, community involvement, and the development of a bond of friendship among its members; its Aim is the advancement of educational success in the Chaldean community through the promotion and support of educational excellence, Chaldean tradition, Chaldean heritage, and Chaldean history.  This will be achieved by encouraging and emphasizing educational support, educational collaboration, educational discipline, exposure of educational resources, promotion of educational success, community support, and community service.

For more information, please contact Anthony Mansour at anthonymansour@sandiego.edu.

ESSO Facebook

Ethnic Studies Student Organization shall be the organization geared towards the awareness and celebration of the Ethnic Studies program at the University of San Diego. It will act as a compliment to the issues addressed in the Ethnic Studies curriculum. It will provide a space for students and faculty to discuss additional issues regarding race and ethnicity, as well as their intersection with issues of gender, class, religion, and sexual orientation.

General meeting is every other Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in Maher Hall 210.

For more information, please contact the Department of Ethnic Studies at ethnicstudies@sandiego.edu.

FAMA Facebook

The purpose of the Folklorico and Mariachi Association will be to educate others on the diversity of the Mexican culture through dance and music. The primary goal of FAMA will be to spread more cultural awareness and establish a more welcoming environment for students on campus. Members will gain experience in the arts through studies in Ballet Folklorico and Mariachi music, participate in social services, and motivate low-income students in pursuing higher education. Each participant will have the opportunity to gain leadership skills, to contribute to the artistic development of the group(s), and to inspire others to take on the responsibility for cultural awareness.

Mariachi meets on Thursdays from 7:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m in Camino Hall 125. 

Ballet Folklorico meets on Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m.-9:00p.m. and on Thursdays from 7:00 p.m.-9 p.m.

For more information, please contact Kimberly Ramirez at usdfama@gmail.com.

FUSO Facebook

Filipino Ugnayan Student Organization considers cultural identity, self-esteem, academic performance, and the holistic development of the Filipino/Filipino-American student.  We believe that awareness and an appreciation of one's culture are important to one's identity.  We strive to provide our members with opportunities to learn more about themselves and the beauty of the Filipino culture.  We are also an organization focused on assisting students of Filipino descent academically, socially, and educationally.  FUSO is here to support not only the Filipino/Filipino-American students on campus, but all students who have interest in learning about the Filipino culture and discovering interconnections between the Filipino culture with other cultures.

General meeting is every Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. in Serra Hall 211.

For more information, please contact Alisa Mackesy at fusopresident@gmail.com.

ISO Facebook

The International Student Organization acts as a support group and representative of international students of USD, cater to the needs of the international student body, make them feel welcome upon their arrival, help them adjust to life in the US and to USD, get well acquainted and involved with the USD community as well as the USD community, help them deal with the feeling of homesickness, aid students in dealing with culture shock, organize programs of interest to them, facilitate their participation and interaction with the ISO and OISS, serve the USD campus community, and promote multicultural awareness on campus.

For more information, please contact Khaled Alaskar at kalaskar@sandiego.edu

JSU

The purpose of the Jewish Student Union shall be to create a Jewish community on campus. The organization is not limited to Jewish students and all are welcome. We would like to create involvement in Israel, understanding of Jewish culture, and values. Our goal is to create a community of awareness.

For more information, please contact Austin Jacobs at abjacobs@sandiego.edu or Dr. Aaron Gross aarongross@sandiego.edu.

MEChA Facebook

The purpose of Movimiento Estudantil Chicano de Aztlan is to encourage Chicano/a and Latino/a students to further their education, cooperate with local community organizations, stay informed of the events affecting la Raza, and to develop ties with the barrios. MECHA encourages all members to promote their cultural heritage, strive for social, economic, and political power for "La Raza", develop an awareness and solidarity with Third World struggles, with emphasis on Latin America, and follow the concepts stated in El Plan de Santa Barbara.

General meeting is every other Monday at 7:00 p.m. in Student Life Pavilion 418.

For more information, please contact Diana Ramirez Sanchez at dianaramirezsanchez@sandiego.edu or Catherine Zuñiga-Mata at czunigamata@sandiego.edu

MSA

The purpose of the Muslim Student Association is to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for both Muslim and non-Muslims through education, community, and worship. It is a social group for students on campus; consisting of people from different origins, nationalities, and cultures. MSA is a tool by which people on campus can learn about Islam and its beauty; a voice for the Muslim on this campus and of all Muslims worldwide.

NASO

The purpose of the Native American Student Organization is to facilitate awareness on Native issues, concerns, and education. NASO's objective is to make sure that Native students’ voices are heard, and to outreach to the Native community in San Diego. To be part of this group it is not required to be Native American. All people from different backgrounds, who are passionate about the Native culture, are welcome to join.

For more information, please contact Dylan Brockmeyer at dbrockmeyer@sandiego.edu or Jayda Gonzales at jaydag@sandiego.edu

POI Facebook

People of the Islands (POI) seek to promote and perpetuate the Pacific Islander culture and spirit on campus as well as the San Diego community. In its orientation and activities, this organization shall be primarily service to USD students.

For more information, please contact Kash Manawis at kashannahbeemanawis@sandiego.edu

PRIDE Facebook

PRIDE is an alliance of undergraduate men and women at USD who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, or any other label one chooses to be identified as, and those who are supportive of this community. As a cultural and Changemaker organization, the primary purpose of PRIDE is to foster an environment of acceptance, inclusion, and social justice through education, support, and social activities.

General meeting is every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Commuter Commons (UC 119).

For more information, please contact Maddie Kasik at kasikman@sandiego.edu.

SASA Facebook

The South Asian Student Association is an organization whose main goal is to spread knowledge and awareness about the South Asian cultures.

General meeting is on the second and fourth Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in UC 103.

For more information, please contact Chris Lomeli at christopherlomeli@sandiego.edu or Nikki Pai at npai@sandiego.edu

SOAR Facebook

The Student Outreach and Recruitment Club (SOAR) is a student organization that specifically focuses on and is committed to engaging in diversity recruitment, outreach, and retention efforts at the University of San Diego. Members of SOAR participate, coordinate, and assist with multicultural recruitment events and other various activities geared towards making the University of San Diego a more diverse and inclusive campus community.

General meeting is every other Thursday at 1:00 p.m. in Serra Hall 204. Meetings start on September 17th.

For more information, please email soarusd@gmail.com.

Sigma Theta Psi Multicultural Sorority

The Sigma Theta Psi, Inc. was formed on November 13, 1991 in San Jose, California by eighteen visionaries. These women sought to solidify an immortalize the values and responsibilities that embodied their persons. They worked to create a space within their Greek community that celebrated people from all walks of life. Our founding mothers strove to share their message of cultural diversity, respect, and compassion for other women. Through unity and sisterhood, our members continue to embrace diverse cultures and excel in their life ambitions. Our founding mothers set forth six values, or pillars, that every sister strives to embody. Our values are: honesty, loyalty, respect, open-mindedness, leadership, and academic excellence. By upholding these values, we carry forth the vision of our founding mothers. 

General meeting is every Monday at 7:30 p.m. in Hahn University Center 128. 

For more information, please contact Meimei Nakahara at usdstppresident@gmail.com.

TSA

The aim of the Taiwan Student Association is to help new students and foster Taiwanese cultural exchange.

Founders Club

For more information, please contact Grecia Rojas at greciarojas@sandiego.edu

Honors Student Board

TBD.

Linda Vista Dollars for Scholars

For more information, please contact Emerald Dohleman at eldohleman@sandiego.edu.

Net Impact Undergrad USD

For more information, please contact Isabella Frediani at lfrediani@sandiego.edu or Anne Wandling at annewandling@sandiego.edu

Rotaract Club of the University of San Diego Facebook

The University of San Diego Rotaract Club was reborn after a previous hiatus in Spring 2009. Innovational in its founding, USD Rotaract is unique in that it is sponsoring by three different Rotary Clubs in the San Diego area: Rotary Clubs of Coronado, Del Mar, and La Jolla Golden Triangle. USD Rotaract Club is a group of young professionals dedicated to community service, international awareness, and professional development. As members, we are a dynamic group of individuals working together to make a positive impact on a local and international level.

General meeting is every other Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in Olin Hall 225. 

For more information, please contact Shakhnoza Nasriddinova at snasriddinova@sandiego.edu

Students Making Initiatives to Love Everyone

For more information, please contact Noelle Souza at noellecsouza@sandiego.edu.