Multicultural Undergraduate Student Organizations

African Student Union (ASU)

This association will foster a support network for all African students. It will serve Africans and those interested in African issues and culture by creating a safe space to discuss what affects the local and greater African community. This association will also engage in collaboration with other student clubs and associations.  General body meetings are held Tuesdays, 6:30 PM Student Life Pavilion 310 (International Student Lounge). For more information, please contact the president, Larissa Ekwevi at usdasu@gmail.com.

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Alpha Pi Sigma (APS)

Alpha Pi Sigma was established on March 10, 1990. It is a culturally based Latina Sorority but open to all women. It is the first Interest Group of a Latina sorority at the University of San Diego. For more information on meeting location, date and time please email rho_rep@alphapisigma.org.

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American Indian Student Organization (AISO)

The American Indian Student Organization (AISO) has spearheaded the movement to change the name of former "Serra Hall" to the now "Saints Tekakwitha and Serra Hall." Through the combined effort of AISO and our allies at USD, further representation of American Indians on campus has been made possible.  Meetings are every Tuesday from 12:30-1:30pm at the Hahn School of Nursing in Room 105. To learn more about this organization please contact us via email at: americanindianstudentorg@gmail.com.

Asian Students Association (ASA)

Founded at USD: 1989

Asian Students Association invites the USD community to celebrate, participate, and learn about all of the different ethnicities within Asian cultures. General body meetings are held every other Tuesday at 12:45 p.m. in Serra Hall 212. For more information, please contact Frances  Buranday @ fburanday@sandiego.edu

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Association of Chicana Activists (AChA)

Founded at USD: 1997

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. This student organization is currently not active. If you would like to restart the organization, please email the UFMC at ufmc@sandiego.edu

Black Student Union (BSU)

Founded at USD: 1970

The Black Student Union is an organization for Black students by Black students. It actively pursues the recruitment of underrepresented students by connecting with other organizations on and off campus, with the goal of increasing retention and academic performance. In an effort to create a safe space and a tight knit community, BSU cultivates a positive environment through engaging in dialogue, connecting students to resources, and most importantly, having fun. We love to highlight the contributions Black people have made around the world both presently and historically, as well as our own contributions to the USD community. It is a space for discussion, compassion, celebration, and empowerment, and we welcome everyone.

Meetings are held Mondays at 7pm in UC 119. To learn more about this organization please contact us via email at: sdavishewitt@sandiego.edu

Border Angels

The purposes of USD Border Angels are to advocate for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice with a special focus on issues related to the US-Mexican border. This student organization is currently not active. If you would like to restart the organization, please email the UFMC at ufmc@sandiego.edu.

Chaldean American Student Association

Founded at USD: 2010

Chaldean American Student Association creates an environment of social unity and service. Intended to educate the campus community of our Christian Iraqi heritage and faith, and serve as a space for encouraged cultural diversity. Together we promote the academic, professional, and social success of our peers through intellectual discussions and direct social justice experiences. This student organization is currently not active. If you would like to restart the organization, please email the UFMC at ufmc@sandiego.edu.

Chinese Cultural and Language Association (CCLA)

The purpose of this organization is to create a platform for cross-cultural student interactions, help international students from China to adjust to academic life in America, enhance the learning and immersion of Chinese language and culture for the USD community, promote mutual understanding, and build friendship that goes beyond linguistic and cultural confines. This organization will not only share various dimension of the Chinese cultural with our students, faculty and alumni, it also reaches out to our communities, such as Barnard Elementary School, and etc.

Meets every other Thursday starting 9/26/19 from 12:30-1:30PM in Saints Tekakwitha & Serra Hall. To learn more about this organization please contact us via email at: ccla.usd17@gmail.com.

Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA)

CSSA stands for organizing variable activities that introduce Chinese culture, language, and custom to all USD community. Our goal is to reinforce cultural diversity among USD community, enrich personal experience of a distinct culture. To learn more about this organization please contact us via email at: usdcssa@gmail.com.

Ethnic Studies Student Organization (ESSO)

Founded at USD: 2010

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. This student organization is currently not active. If you would like to restart the organization, please contact the Department of Ethnic Studies at ethnicstudies@sandiego.edu.

Filipino Ugnayan Student Organization ( FUSO)

Founded at USD: 1993

The Filipino Ugnayan Student Organization was founded in 1993 based on the idea of a mother's love for her children. In the Filipino language, "ugnayan" translates to "link" or to "unite." We believe that awareness and an appreciation of one's culture are important to one's identity. General meeting is every Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. in Serra Hall 211. For more information, please email mailfuso@gmail.com or contact Melissa Carin at mcarin@sandiego.edu.

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Folklorico And Mariachi Association ( FAMA)

Founded at USD: 2012

The Folklorico and Mariachi Association will educate others on the diversity of the Mexican culture through dance and music. Members will participate in social services, spread cultural awareness, and establish a more welcoming environment for students.

Where/When: Saints Hall 215 on Sundays from 11:30-1:00 PM, Pardee Legal Research Center 113 on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 PM. To learn more about this organization please contact us via email at: usdfama@gmail.com.

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International Student Organization (ISO)

Founded at USD: 1961 as the International Club

The International Student Organization's goal is to act as a support group and represent international students at USD, cater to their needs throughout their time at USD, and to help them adjust to life in the US and to USD. We are also here to help students get well acquainted. Coffee Hour: Thursday 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm at ISO LOUNGE (SLP 3rd Floor). To learn more about this organization please contact Vijayraj Patel at  vpatel@sandiego.edu

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Italian Culture and Language Organization (ICLO)

This is an academic, cultural and social organization for USD students interested in practicing Italian, and getting to know Italian culture. The organization will promote social gatherings, activities and events related to Italian culture. Meetings are Tuesdays during dead hours, location to be determined. To learn more about this organization please contact us via email at: sanfuso@sandiego.edu.

Japan Club

The Japan Club works to promote a better understanding of Japanese language and culture at USD and in the surrounding communities. Through special events and community service, strong and lasting friendships will be nurtured between all who are involved. This student organization is currently not active. To learn more about this organization please contact us via email at: mcao@sandiego.edu.

Jewish Student Union (JSU)/Hillel USD

The organization's goal is to unite Jewish students and give them an opportunity to explore their faith, as well as to allow non-Jewish students to learn more about the religion and culture. To learn more about this organization please contact us via email at: USDJewishStudentUnion@gmail.com.

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Korean Student Association ( KSA)

Founded at USD: 2017

The Korean Student Association is an organization that promotes Korean culture through social, political, and community events. Through this association, our goal is to introduce our culture and extend our goodwill to other fellow students. This student organization is currently not active. If you would like to restart the organization, please email the UFMC at  ufmc@sandiego.edu.

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Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán ( MEChA)

The primary goal of M.E.Ch.A. is to create a consciousness, one in which to incorporate the political, the cultural, and the educational aspects of our communities to those of the University of San Diego. La Union hace la Fuerza! Viva la Raza! Every other Monday night @ 7pm @ United Front Multicultural Center (UFMC-- SLP 418). To learn more about this organization please contact us via email at: usdmecha@gmail.com.

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Muslim Student Association (MSA)

Founded at USD: 2010

The Muslim Student Association (MSA) of University of San Diego seeks to represent Muslim students, faculty, and staff on campus by engaging with our local community in collaborative ways. Above all, we value an informative and accurate representation of Islam to eliminate misconceptions of the faith. We prioritize coordinating events which foster an inclusive environment for Muslims to be heard, while seeking peace and justice regarding issues on campus and worldwide. First and third Thursday of the month during Torero hours (12:00pm-1:00pm) in Serra Hall. To learn more about this organization please contact us via email at: rjavadian@sandiego.edu.

National Society of Black Engineers

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit association that is owned and managed by its members. The organization is dedicated to the academic and professional success of 

African-American engineering students and professionals. NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development, mentoring opportunities, career placement services and more. NSBE is comprised of 242 collegiate, 70 professional and 82 pre-college active chapters nationwide and overseas. These chapters are geographically divided into six regions. NSBE is governed by an executive board of college students and engineering professionals and is operated by a professional staff in our World Headquarters located in Alexandria, VA. NSBE has accomplished more for Black engineering students than any other organization in the world. The same light that flows from the NSBE torch to students and professionals in the United States is also relevant for NSBE students in Africa, Europe, South America, Asia, Canada, Australia and the Caribbean. It is the goal of the Society to replicate its mission and vision in countries around the world, creating a global network of Black engineers, scientists and technologists.

Thursday Evenings, 7:00 - 8:00pm Loma 318. To learn more about this organization please contact us via email at: nsbeusd@gmail.com.

Nu Alpha Kappa (NAK)

Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Inc. is a Latino-based fraternity which encompasses and values all cultures. Our organization's pillars are to seek Academics, Brotherhood, and Culture. Originally founded in 1988 at San Luis Obispo and has expanded to a number of campuses. The Alpha Delta chapter of Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Inc. was established on October 20th, 2018 as the first Latino Fraternity at USD's campus. Our Chapter Meetings take place every Sunday at 7:00pm at UC 220. For more information, please contact Edgar Chavarria at edgar.chavarria@nakinc.org or alphadelta@nakinc.org.

Pataka

USD Pataka is an all inclusive Bollywood Dance team that showcases on USD's campus and participates in competitions across the West Coast. This student organization is currently not active. If you would like to restart the organization, please email the UFMC at ufmc@sandiego.edu

People of the Islands (POI)

Founded at USD: 1979 as the Hawaiian Club

Our club is designed to perpetuate the culture of the Polynesian Islands. We do this primarily through our Annual Lu'au which is one of the biggest multicultural experiences on USD, fully produced by students. We are striving to provide a "family away from home" for students who are looking to build relationships as well as learn about the Polynesian cultures. Anyone and everyone is welcomed and we look forward to working together as group. Come out and join us and we promise to make your time enjoyable.

Location: Serra 211 Time: 1:00pm Every 2 weeks on Thursdays. To learn more about this organization please email: usdpoiclub@gmail.com.

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Polyglot Club (PC)

Globalization is becoming more and more of a reality, which is why polyglotism should be the main focus of generations to come. Polyglotism isn't a hobby-it's a lifestyle. The time is now to learn a new language. Are you up for the challenge? For more information on meeting location, date and time please contact Jonathan Cardenas at jonathancardenas@sandiego.edu.

PRIDE

Founded at USD: 1991 as the Student Alliance Embracing Sexual Orientation

PRIDE offers support and solidarity to undergraduate individuals who identity as LGBTQ+ and Allies of these communities through education, advocacy, and social activities. PRIDE meets every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in The Commons, SLP 418. For more information on PRIDE, please contact Claudia Esquer at aesquer@sandiego.edu or Sam Stringer at  sstringer@sandiego.edu

Saudi Students Association

The mission of SSA at University of San Diego is to promote knowledge and awarenessof Saudi culture through cultural and social forums within USD community and greater San Diego area. It is to the soul of this association to encourage cultural dialog and understanding of cultural differences for the sake of harmony and cooperation among USD society and greater San Diego societies. SSA meets every Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Iyad Alsulaiman at  ialsulaiman@sandiego.edu

Sigma Theta Psi Multicultural Sorority ( STP)

Sigma Theta Psi is a multicultural sorority founded in 1991 by 18 women seeking to create a sisterhood that would embrace, celebrate, and cultivate diversity within the sisterhood, and larger communities. General meeting is every Monday at 9:00 p.m. in UC 128. For more information, please contact Edith Velasco at usdstppresident@gmail.com.

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science

General meetings are held the last Thursday of the month. To learn more about this organization please contact SACNAS at sacnas@sandiego.edu.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community.

The concept of Networking was the key basis for the organization. SHPE quickly established two student chapters to begin the network that would grow to encompass the nation as well as reach countries outside the United States. Today, SHPE enjoys a strong but independent network of professional and student chapters throughout the nation.

Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of every month at 12:30 PM, Belanich Engineering Center, 318 (formerly Loma Hall). For more information, please contact Vanessa Felix at vfelix@sandiego.edu.

South Asian Student Alliance (SASA)

Founded at USD: 2010 as the Indian Student Association

The South Asian Student Alliance is a multicultural organization whose main goal is to spread knowledge and awareness about the many and diverse South Asian cultures. We also manifest a union and become allies with other multicultural organizations on campus to collaborate and successfully enhance the knowledge of diversity to the student body.

One Thursday of each month at 8pm in the UFMC. To learn more about this organization please contact us via email at: usd.sasa@gmail.com, athumbiran@sandiego.edu.

Spanish Club

The Spanish Club is focused on broadening the opportunities on campus to become engaged with the Spanish language and Spanish-speaking cultures. Meetings consist of participating in cultural activities and discussing events. ¡Bienvenidos! For more information on meeting location, date and time, please contact Jesús Martínez Saucedo at jmartinezsaucedo@sandiego.edu or  usdspanishclub@gmail.com.

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Student Outreach And Recruitment (SOAR)

Founded at USD: 2010

Student Outreach And Recruitment is a student organization that is committed to engaging in diversity recruitment efforts, diversity retention efforts, and promoting diversity and inclusion at the University of San Diego. General meetings are once a month at 12:30 p.m. on the following days (Tuesday, February 13th, Thursday, March 8th, Tuesday, April 10th, and Tuesday, May 1st). For more information, please contact Marisela Cornejo at mcornejo@sandiego.edu

Students of Color in STEM/M

Students of Color in STEM/M is a student organization dedicated to showcasing anddiscovering resources for students of color in STEM/M. We also hope to offer a safe space forstudents to discuss any issues or struggles they’re having as a student of color trying to navigatethe STEM field. Overall, we want to see students of color in STEM thriving and feeling a sense ofbelonging. This year we have had events such as our Hidden Figures movie night and we haveteamed up with the Department of Biology to help plan events for Science United. Most importantly, we will continue to share information about scholarships, internships, and other opportunities that areavailable for Students of Color in STEM/M. To learn more about this organization please email:  usdsocstem@gmail.com

Taiwan Student Association (TSA)

The aim of the Taiwan Student Association is to help new students and foster Taiwanese cultural exchange. This student organization is currently not active. If you would like to restart the organization, please email the UFMC at ufmc@sandiego.edu.

Torero Ambassadors Club

The Torero Ambassadors Club is comprised of student leaders who have a passion for sharing our Torero community, culture, and spirit with prospective and admitted students. As an organization under the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, members are the face of undergraduate recruitment efforts. We are dedicated to interacting, engaging, and providing a personal touch for those students who are wanting to learn more about the college process, access to higher education, and/or considering the University of San Diego as home post high school graduation. General body meetings are on the first Tuesday of every month at 12:15 p.m. (day and location subject to change). For more information, please contact Daniel Halloran at usdambassadorsclub@gmail.com.

 

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Womxn of Color Circle

This club was created to give womxn of color a safe space to talk about various issues. We noticed the lack of diversity on campus and wanted to give students of color a place to meet each other and feel community on campus. Meetings are held every Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Maher Hall 222. The first meeting is February 26th. For more information, please email Kira Ford at  kford@sandiego.edu or woccusd@gmail.com