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Cultural Student Organizations at the University of Georgia
If your Registered Student Organization is not listed below and you would like to add a link on our website, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chinese Undergraduate Student Association
Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.
Delta Phi Omega Sorority, Incorporated
Gamma Eta Sorority, INC. Zeta Colony
Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Incorporated, Alpha Tau Chapter
German American Law Society
German Student Organization
The Graduate Diversity Business Association
The Graduate Minority Business Association
Graduate and Professional Scholars
Hillel at UGA
Hispanic Law Student Association - HLSAUGA@gmail.com
Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar Chapter at UGA
InfUSion Magazine - email@example.com
Japan Club -The purpose and mission of Japan Club shall be to promote lasting friendships between Japanese and American Students, support Japanese language learners, provide assistance and support to Japanese exchange students, and promote and appreciation of Japanese culture at the University of Georgia.
Jewish Law Student Association-The Jewish Law Student Association (JLSA) at the University of Georgia School of Law is an organization designed for Jewish students, but open to all students regardless of their religion, nationality, or race. JLSA provides many opportunities to its members for entertainment, education and networking. During the school year, JLSA hosts numerous social events including happy hours, and student mixers with other Jewish graduate students from around the state of Georgia. JLSA also hosts a bi-weekly lunch & learn series with Chabad of Athens, Jewish holiday celebrations, lectures and seminars, and opportunities to meet and mingle with Jewish faculty. http://www.law.uga.edu/jlsa/Welcome.html
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated- Purpose: The fundamental purpose of Kappa Alpha Psi is Achievement in every field of human endeavor. As a member of the National Panhellenic Council, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. has five objectives that the fraternity operates by: 1) Unite college men of culture, patriotism, and honor in a bond of fraternity. 2) Encourage honorable achievement in every field of human endeavor 3) Promote the spiritual, social, intellectual, and moral welfare of members. 4) Assist in the aims and purposes of colleges and university. 5) Inspire service in the public interest. www.uga.edu/kappa
Korean Christian Meeting- To glorify God by becoming the image of Christ through love, obedience, humility, and servitude. ugakcm.org
Korean Student Association-Korean Student Association is a non-profit, voluntary and self-governing body organized by Korean students of the University of Georgia. Our mission is to form a sound community, to encourage integrity among Korean community in Athens area, to protect rights of more than 200 Korean students, and to exchange Korean culture and traditions with other communities. http://www.uga.edu/ksa
Korean Undergraduate Student Association (KUSA)- We are a student organization hoping to increase awareness of the Korean-American culture on the UGA campus. We aspire to not only build unity amongst Korean-Americans, but to promote diversity amongst other cultural groups in the community. firstname.lastname@example.org
Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Inc. -Lambda Phi Epsilon, also known as Lambdas is a nationally-recognized Asian interest fraternity based in the United States. Lambda Phi Epsilon's goals include servicing the community through various philanthropies, increasing Asian awareness, promoting academic scholarship, and strengthening the Asian American voice on campus. Lambda Phi Epsilon is currently the largest Asian-interest fraternity with a total of 49 chapters in the United States and Canada, and continues to expand to other campuses every year. We were founded in 1981 at UCLA and was chartered to the University of Georgia in 2001 by 7 dedicated men. You may want to visit our national website: www.lambdaphiepsilon.com Or our chapter website: www.ugalambdas.org
Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity Inc.- Since April 5th, 1979, Lambda Sigma Upsilon, Latino Fraternity Incorporated has dedicated itself to preserving cultural heritage, as well as promoting cultural diversity, being role models to the campus, as well as the community at large, promoting academic excellence, and brotherhood. http://www.uga.edu/lsu
Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Inc.- The purpose of Lambda Theta Alpha shall be to provide a sisterhood based on Unity, Love, & Respect. To develop strong Leaders who will then provide and practice political, social and cultural activities, to promote Latino Unity through charitable and educational programs and to maintain a high standard of learning and serve as a voice for all Latino students. http://www.uga.edu/lta
Lambda Theta Phi Fraternidad Latina, Inc.- Lambda Theta Phi Fraternidad Latina, INC. is a social/service organization that is dedicated to cultivating a spirit of brotherhood, to value an education, to promote unity among all Latinos, to be proud of and cherish our heritage, to assert roles of leadership, to develop character, to practice chivalry, and to serve mankind. In short, our purpose is to raise the social and cultural conscience of the Latin male college student. http://www.uga.edu/lambdas1975
Latinos Investing In the Students of Tomorrow-The purpose is to provide academic, social, and emotional support for incoming Latino and Latina first year students. email@example.com
Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS)- The mission of MANRRS is to promote academic and professional development by empowering minorities in agriculture, natural resources, and related sciences. caes.uga.edu/academics/MANRRS
Minority Premedical Student Association- The purpose of the Minority Premedical Student Association is to be a resource for minority students pursuing an undergraduate degree with pre-medical emphasis at the University of Georgia. Our mission is to prepare, inform, and educate students with the knowledge and tools necessary to be a successful pre-medical student which will enable them to reach their ultimate goal of becoming a physician. firstname.lastname@example.org
Multicultural Business Student Association- The Multicultural Business Student Association (MBSA) aims to develop mutually advantageous relationships between students interested in business and professionals who can provide valuable advice about corporate experiences. Our mission is to serve members by enhancing their understanding of business and providing resources that encourage professional development. In aiming to prepare our diverse members for the corporate environment, MBSA articulates and serves the needs and interests of diverse students on campus by creating outlets and providing resources for students, which develop highly qualified young professionals. This organization provides a lucrative environment for students to enrich their business knowledge by having leading companies provide professional advice to members. http://www.uga.edu/mbsa
Multicultural Greek Council- We, the Multicultural Greek Council, are a council representing a proud and dynamic minority: the multicultural Greek community. We, the MGC at UGA were founded by three fraternal organizations: Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., an Asian-interest sorority; Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Inc., an Asian-interest fraternity; and Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc., a Multicultural fraternity. Today we are consisted of our founding members in addition to Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., a Latina-interest sorority, Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Inc., and Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc., a South-Asian Interest Sorority. The MGC is a unifying body, an umbrella organization, for these five fraternal organizations. Together, we are united by our aspirations to increase awareness of our respective cultures, to serve the Athens community, and to maintain high academic standards. http://www.uga.edu/mgcouncil/index.html
Multicultural Society of Landscape Architecture- The purpose of this organization shall be to promote the collective interests of students in landscape architecture and to give assistance to new landscape architecture students in becoming acclimatized to the University of Georgia http://www.uga.edu/msla
Muslim Education Students Association (MESA)- The purpose of this club will be to utilize community knowledge-based expertise in various fields to create transformative educational experiences for members of the local community while drawing connections between the local Muslim population and others of different worldviews/belief systems. Focal threads would include tutoring elementary school children and college students in academic work, teaching others about Islam and global Muslim communities, assisting local school teachers with various projects, and creating a love for lifelong learning amongst the local population. http://mesauga.weebly.com/index.html
Muslim Law Student Association- Coordinates speakers, social events and support for Muslim law students.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People at UGA-The mission of the NAACP Youth & College Division shall be to inform youth of the problems affecting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities; to advance the economic, education, social and political status of African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities and their harmonious cooperation with other peoples; to stimulate an appreciation of the African Diaspora and other people of color’s contribution to civilization; and to develop an intelligent, militant effective youth leadership. http://www.uga.edu/naacp/
National Association of Black Accountants Inc.-The National Association of Black Accountants Inc. (NABA) is an organization built upon impacting diverse students who have an interest in accounting and finance. Our goal is to promote and assist students by hosting events that allow students to develop professional skills. The organization offers great opportunities such as networking with professionals as well as with peers. Every month meetings are held with top accounting firms and organizations that assist college students in seeking internships and peer-to-peer building. Along with the opportunity to earn a scholarship, NABA hosts conferences to meet other NABA students and professionals from across the country. It is an evolving organization which provides a sense of maturity and direction for students. www.nabainc.org
National Association of Black Journalists-We are committed to informing the campus, the local community and the world about the importance of journalism. The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide. http://www.uga.edu/nabj/
Nepalese Student Association at UGA- The purpose/mission of NSA@UGA shall be spreading the words about Nepal and its culture. It will also serve as connecting organization for all the Nepalese students, staffs, faculties at UGA and their families and also for other people residing around Athens-Clarke County and showing interest in Nepal and Nepalese culture. It will organize programs to increase the knowledge of Nepal and Nepalese culture in the UGA campus and also for helping the new coming students.
Nichiren Buddhist Association- This organization supports students who are practicing or would like to learn about Nichiren Buddhism. We are affiliated with the Soka Gakkai International (SGI-USA), a lay Buddhist association. Students can learn the benefits of chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo and challenging fundamental darkness in their lives and the lives of others. Recognizing that the point of departure for lasting world peace is the establishment of a firm inner self that will not be shaken by the most difficult of circumstances, we aim to cultivate a network of friendship to support and encourage our fellow students to enjoy fulfilling, happy lives, filled with hope for the future. http://sites.google.com/site/nichirenbuddhistsuga/
Nourish International- Nourish International works to eradicate poverty by engaging students and empowering communities. Through innovative social entrepreneurship, Nourish International creates mutually beneficial alliances that help students make a stand against the poverty crisis in a tangible way. More specifically, Nourish enables students to work alongside developing communities and implement sustainable development projects. In this process, Nourish is not the leader or manager of these projects but rather a resource and catalyst for students and communities. In addition to our projects, our purpose is to engage students, serving as a medium to help students figure out their role in the ever-evolving world economy as we enter the workforce as global leaders in our respective professions. http://nourishinternational.org/
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.- The purpose of the Fraternity shall be to bring about a union of college men of similar high ideals of scholarship and manhood in order to: (a) Stimulate the attainment of ideals and ambitions of its members; (b) Disseminate and inculcate those ideals among those with whom its members come in contact; (c) Cooperate with the schools where its Chapters may be located in fostering these ideals; (d) Occupy a progressive, helpful and constructive place in civic and political life, domestically and internationally; (e) Prepare its members for greater usefulness in causes of humanity, freedom and dignity of the individual; and (f) Aid down-trodden humanity in its effort to achieve higher social, economic and intellectual status.
Pamoja Dance Company- The Pamoja Dance Company was created to provide University of Georgia students an opportunity to become part of a performing dance company without majoring or having experience in dance. The Pamoja Dance Company celebrates the contributions of African Americans and others from the African Diaspora to the field of dance. Pamoja’s previous works have included African, jazz, modern, lyrical, creative, tap, and ballet dance styles. The company is one of the largest and most diverse student organizations at UGA http://pamoja.myweb.uga.edu/
Persian Student Union- The purpose of the Persian Students Union shall be to broaden Persian horizons via networking, interaction, and socializing amongst the community of UGA. The Society shall enlighten our fellow students as to our culture, diversity, and heritage, by becoming established as an influential student organization. http://uga.edu/persian/
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.- The objects for which the Zeta Nu chapter is formed are to develop the ideals of Brotherhood, Service, and Scholarship. Furthermore, we strive to promote the general welfare of the UGA student population, with specific attention to the black students. Lastly, we are charged with the responsibility to carry out, in an effective and systematic manner, the duties, responsibilities, and particular programs mandated by our international fraternity - namely Education, Social Action, and Bigger Better Business. http://www.uga.edu/phibetasigma
Raaspect -The Raaspect dance team is composed of University of Georgia students who shared a passion for India's cultural dance of Raas and Garba, which originated in Gujarat, India. It was created to help unite students who share this passion. It also allows students to explore India's most prominent form of dance from a different perspective, along with support from many dancers from across the nation who share the same interest. email@example.com
Russian Club at UGA-a professional organization designed to provide an opportunity for students to learn about the Russian culture through picnics, movies, and concerts. The Russian Club allows its native members to learn about their heritage and non-native students to learn about another culture. http://www.uga.edu/russianclub
Save Africa-The purpose will be threefold. A. To inform members about current issues involving African people and ecosystems via meetings focusing on the needs of various African societies and ecosystems. In order to facilitate this, the club will host a number of guests with specialized knowledge in a variety of fields, including African Studies, Environmental Science, Wildlife and Habitat Management, Ecology, and Womens' Studies. B. To inform members of other outside opportunities for internships relating to Africa, upcoming availability of classes related to African issues, and to discuss movies and documentaries, presentations or lectures dealing with African concerns C. To organize and carry out fund-raising activities in order to provide for the needs of African communities and ecosystems. Save Africa will specifically raise money to help Africa in sustainable ways (i.e. water containers for families or buying land for conservation purposes). UGASaveAfrica@gmail.com
Scholars for Diversity in STEM Disciplines-The purpose of this organization is to ensure the incorporation, support, and matriculation of historically underrepresented graduate students in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines at the University of Georgia; through professional development, recruitment and retention, and social support. http://sd2.uga.edu/
S.E.L.A.M. -bridges the gap between UGA and Ethiopian community providing cultural awareness, unity, and social responsibility.
Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity Inc.- Sigma Beta Rho is a Multicultural Greek fraternity that promotes academic excellence, society, brotherhood, and remembrance through many community service, brotherhood, and social events both on and off campus. Sigma Beta Rho also promotes Greek Unity both within and outside of the Multicultural Greek Council. http://www.ugasigrho.org
Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc.- Sigma Sigma Rho, Sorority Inc. commits itself to sisterhood and is based on South Asian principles. We instill leadership qualities, networking opportunities, and dedicate ourselves to the community at large. uga.edu/sigmasigmarho
Students for Latino/a Empowerment- Students for Latina/o Empowerment is a progressive organization with the purpose of providing Latinos on campus with opportunities to exercise community involvement as well as social, political, and cultural activism. SLE encourages students at UGA to work together to enact social change through the creation of programs and activities that benefit the community. It is our hope that SLE members will become lifelong progressive activists. Furthermore, we envision SLE as a link between the University and the Latino community, advocating on issues important to our community. SLE will work towards having a strong collective voice on campus and beyond. We will also strive to improve the perception of Latinos on campus and in Georgia by setting a positive example. With more representation and visibility comes the ability to raise consciousness about issues that affect the community as a whole. We envision an organization of members who share progressive values, promoting equality, respect, and understanding between people of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexualities, ages, religions, and socio-economic status. We understand that the challenges facing our community are complex and multi-dimensional and we make the commitment to educating others and ourselves about our challenges, our history, and our culture. We hope that our programs, services, and educational and advocacy efforts will become sustainable so that the goal of the Students for Latin@ Empowerment in the UGA community is to promote an understanding of the importance of a high minority attendance at a higher level educational institution. We promote awareness of issues affecting Latinos by following legislation and promoting action which expresses approval/disapproval of our representatives’ acts. We encourage high school students to become a part of the UGA student population in order to increase diversity at UGA and allow for a better understanding of Latino culture, traditions, and perspectives. SLE is a politically motivated organization striving to empower the Latino population by promoting education, community involvement, and action. We believe that if one wants to see a change, one must be a catalyst for that change. http://www.uga.edu/sle
Sustained Dialogue- Our purpose is to transform relationship among UGA students through dialogue by addressing tensions related to, but not limited to, race, gender, socioeconomic status, religion, sexual orientation and other diversity related issues. www.sdcampusnetwork.org
Taiwanese American Students Association (TASA)- The purpose/mission of the Taiwanese American Student Association (TASA) shall be to promote Taiwanese culture and history within the campus of the University of Georgia.
Tango Club- The Tango Club was created a year ago as an initiative of the Argentina Study Abroad program whose former director, Dr. Betina Kaplan, was the main promoter. Initially, it was designed for the students who wanted to keep experiencing the Argentinean culture through dance after their study abroad program. The number of members has grown up and the Tango Club, sponsored by the Argentina Study Abroad Program, has become a collaborative project between UGA students, staff and members of the greater Athens community. Through Tango we seek to break through cultural barriers, integrate the different communities in Athens, and spread the beauty of this Latin-American dance.
Thai Student Association- The Thai Student Association (ThSA) is a student-run organization at the University of Georgia (UGA) that was established over 30 years ago. The main goal of this association is to spread Thai culture to the University of Georgia, surrounding community, and give them a better understanding of our people and traditions. Every Fall semester, ThSA participates in the UGA International Coffee Hour by presenting a sampling of traditional Thai foods and Thai desserts. Thai Night is one of the most significant activities for the ThSA. The event is organized and presented by the members at the University of Georgia along with help from people and business in the Thai community. The ThSA also participates in the annual International Student Life (ISL) Street Festival in April. Here we get to showcase the arts and crafts unique to Thailand along with traditional Costumes and outfits. Over the years, the ThSA has shown to be a strong member of the UGA international community and we continue to support UGA, ISL, and other clubs and associations to promote cultural diversity and understanding. If you are interested in joining ThSA, please feel free to directly contact one of the members. Should you have any question or require additional information, please feel free to contact our executive committee. Mission Statement: To promote the strong relationship between Thai, American and other foreign students. To provide the information about Thailand and Thai culture to the Athens community. We also provide immediate assistance to new incoming Thai students and visitors to the UGA campus. http://www.facebook.com/pages/UGA-Thai-Student-Association/181517378529587
Turkish Student Organization- Our purpose is to serve cultural and academic needs of Turkish community in UGA. Also we aim to provide the students opportunities for association and interaction with the faculty and administration of UGA and with the members of the community. www.uga.edu/tsa
UGAnime- UGAnime exists mainly to promote and showcase Japanese animation for the University of Georgia and beyond. http://www.uganime.org
University Union: Committee for Black Cultural Programming- The Committee for Black Cultural Programming (CBCP) plans events and activities for the campus community, that reflect the cultural contributions and social experiences of African Americans and other minority groups. http://www.uga.edu/union
World Ambassadors- As World Ambassadors, we not only represent, but appreciate, encourage, and promote a diversity of cultures. Being global citizens, we actively engage in and facilitate activities which provide people with a better understanding of others and help them see beyond themselves. www.uga.edu/wa
Xi Kappa- an Asian interest fraternity that lives by the values of honor, loyalty, and respect to ensure the following objectives: 1. Brotherhood (a) To establish a brotherhood of culture among the students and men of learning connected with the colleges and other institutions of higher learning. (b) To infuse Asian culture and encourage the education of the culture among men. (c) To raise the standards of men to the levels of integrity, a combination of honor, loyalty, and respect, and instill the philosophy to the end that only men of character, integrity, and efficiency shall be elected or appointed to positions of honor and responsibility. 2. Education (a) To establish and maintain an aristocracy of learning within any areas of collegiate academics. (b) To promote the spirit of Asian cultural awareness abroad the intrinsic differences of geographical demographics. www.xkuga.com
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.- Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is driven by its four main principles which are scholarship, service, sisterly love, and finer womanhood. Each member of the sorority exemplifies these principles and puts to work a series of community service oriented programs helping both the college and Athens community alike. Through mentoring programs at Hill First Baptist church to educational programs put on for the campus community. The Chi Epsilon chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is holding true to its principles. Also, with national mandates such as Z-HOPE (Zetas Helping Other People Excel), Zeta is all about improving the future health of America as well. firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate Student Organizations
Asian Law Students Association - The mission of the Asian Law Students Association is to provide social and academic support to Asian/Asian-American students at the University of Georgia School of Law during their time in law school and beyond. Through various events and activities, we strive to promote cultural awareness and facilitate exchange between students of different cultural backgrounds within the law school. While ALSA is an organization designed for Asian/Asian-American law students, we welcome anyone who is interested in joining, regardless of race, nationality, or cultural background. http://www.law.uga.edu/alsa
Black Law Students Association-Davenport Benham Chapter - The purpose of this organization shall be to utilize the collective resources available to the chapter, including members, alumni, and friends (person/organization who favors and/or supports the organization), for the creation and maintenance of a Pre- law school environment that is conducive to Black students with intentions to study law. http://www.law.uga.edu/blsa/?q=blsa/
German American Law Society-he mission of the German American Law Society at UGA shall be to form a platform for interested students to exchange ideas and learn about the differences and similarities between the legal systems of the Federal Republic of Germany and the United States of America.
The Graduate Diversity Business Association-The Graduate Diversity Business Association (GDBA) connects diversity students in all Terry graduate programs socially and professionally, through a series of networking events and dinners throughout the school year. It partners with MBA Admissions during recruiting events and sends a team to the NBMBAA case competition during that organization’s annual conference.
The Graduate Minority Business Association- The Graduate Minority Business Association (GMBA) is an organization dedicated to enhancing career, social, networking and educational opportunities for minority MBA students at the Terry College of Business. It’s programs focus on fulfilling the academic, professional and social needs of students and coordinating communication between minority faculty and students in the Terry College of Business. Though the organization concentrates on enhancing the minority student experience, it is open to all students in the MBA program. http://www.uga.edu/gmba/
Graduate and Professional Scholars- GAPS is a student run organization whose main purpose is to serve minority graduate students here at the University of Georgia. True to its name, GAPS fills voids institutionally as well as socially. Socially, GAPS serves as a conduit of relationships that helps to create an organically constituted community filled with compassion, support, and outreach. Institutionally, GAPS serves as an advocate on behalf of minority graduate students and also provides community service opportunities, educational forums, social programming, as well as other opportunities for engagement. http://www.uga.edu/gaps/
Hispanic Law Student Association-The purpose of the Hispanic Law Students Association (HLSA) shall be to serve as a conduit for a collective Latino/Latina law student voice. We are a non-partisan organization driven by a progressive agenda that protects and advances the civil rights of Latinos and Latinas in law school and in our respective communities. HLSA is dedicated to promoting and sustaining the academic success of Latino and Latina law students. HLSA acknowledges the diversity within the Latin American community, and recognizes that our civil rights are furthered when we build coalitions with other communities
Jewish Law Student Association-The Jewish Law Student Association (JLSA) at the University of Georgia School of Law is an organization designed for Jewish students, but open to all students regardless of their religion, nationality, or race. JLSA provides many opportunities to its members for entertainment, education and networking. During the school year, JLSA hosts numerous social events including happy hours, and student mixers with other Jewish graduate students from around the state of Georgia. JLSA also hosts a bi-weekly lunch & learn series with Chabad of Athens, Jewish holiday celebrations, lectures and seminars, and opportunities to meet and mingle with Jewish faculty.
Muslim Law Student Association- Coordinates speakers, social events and support for Muslim law students.