African American Faculty & Staff Association (AAFSA)
The objective of the Association shall be to promote better understanding among African American faculty and staff at the University of Connecticut. To foster a better relationship among Africans, African Americans, Third World people and all other members of the University community and surrounding committees by developing and maintaining relevant academic programming in the areas of education for black students, and encouraging the recruitment and retention of professional Faculty and Staff members.
African Students Association
The African Students’ Association of the University of Connecticut is about educating ourselves and the public upon the affairs of continental Africans and those of the African Diaspora. We seek to accomplish this through our meetings, events, and personal endeavors to know more about the beautiful continent called Africa. We desire to reach out to the African and diasporic communities in our backyard and abroad to show the community that we are here and we care.
Aiding in Haitian Education, Advancement and Development (A.H.E.A.D)
We are students committed to learning about Haitian culture and promoting Haitian awareness. In addition, we fundraise for the post-secondary scholarship that we helped to create.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Brothers Reaching Our Society (BROS)
Developing men committed to academic success, professional development, and community stewardship. This brotherhood assists in the growth of males as students, professionals, and people. Starting off the organization with 13 official members, BROS continues to grow in members, partnerships, collaborations, and events to ensure progressive impact wherever needed.
Black Student Association (BSA)
BSA enhances scholastic, cultural, and social life on campus by representing the interests of the Black community to the University while educating the overall community on Black culture.
Encore is a contemporary and hip-hop dance team whose goal is to grow as dancers and performers while modeling a positive image. Encore is a dance team whose style is primarily focused in contemporary and hip-hop. Not only is the organization committed to excellence on the stage, but the team also encourages positivity and respect for themselves and for others. Encore provides a haven for each member to express themselves through the art of dance, and gives the dancers the opportunity to enhance their technique. This team will surely bring a new level of dance ability to UConn.
Face AIDS UConn
We are a college campus chapter of the nonprofit organization FACE AIDS. As a group at UConn, we raise money to donate to the FACE AIDS organizations by selling AIDS Awareness pins which were made by individuals affected by HIV/AIDS.
Good Year Quality (GYQ)
The purpose of the Good Year Quality Organization shall be to foster the wellness and enrichment of youth through the coordination of mentorship programs, youth community service events, scholarship awards, and workshops focused on youth empowerment.
Global Medical Brigades
Global Brigades acts to provide quality/sustainable healthcare, public health, water and micro-finance initiatives to developing communities in Ghana, Honduras and Panama.
Graduate Students of Color Association (GSCA)
Cultural organization that seeks to support graduate students of different ethnicities and races in their progression through graduate school as well as the promotion of individual and collective cultural identities by group support.
Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Kids & UCONN Bridging Education (KUBE)
Ladies of Distinction (L.O.D)
This organization strives to reach diverse young women of the UConn community to uplift, motivate and empower one another. We want to provide a social and academic environment where our ladies can serve our community through service and mentorship.
Muslim Students Association (MSA)
MSA is a place for Muslims to meet in order to practice, as a team, the different aspects of Islam. MSA promotes awareness about issues that pertain to Muslims domestically and globally to increase the UConn community’s understanding of the Islamic faith.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
The mission of the NAACP Youth & College Division shall be to promote awareness about issues affecting communities of color; to stimulate an appreciation for the contributions of people of color to society; to serve and give back to local communities.
National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. UConn Student Chapter (NABA)
The National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) is a nationwide membership organization with the primary purpose of developing, encouraging and serving as a resource for greater participation by African-Americans and other minorities in the accounting profession.
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC) is currently composed of nine (9) International Greek letter Sororities and Fraternities: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. NPHC promotes interaction through forums, meetings and other mediums for the exchange of information and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions.
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
To increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.
The Nubian Foxes is one of the many pride and joys of the African Students Association. The dance team composes of both men and women interested in exploring the art of all variations of African dance. From North to South and East to West, we have it all.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Poetic Release is a group for students of all backgrounds to come together and express themselves creatively through words, whether it is traditional poetry, spoken word, rapping, or whatever else one has to offer.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
The UConn All-Stars are a talented group of young women and men who use the art of dance to express themselves. The All-Stars consists of steppers who perform rhythms with synchronized movements of hands and feet and hip hop dancers. However, the All -stars are open to all styles of dance and encourage all types of dancers to try-out.
Voices of Freedom (VOF)
VOF is a unique ensemble of approximately 80 or more students which provides personal elevation and enlightenment of the gospel and spiritual music of the Black Experience Church. Membership is open to all students of the University and admission is determined by consultation with the instructor, Rev. Lisa Clayton.
West Indian Student Awareness Organization (WISO)
The purpose of the West Indian Student Organization is to encourage and nurture unity among West Indian students by providing relevant info about the West Indian culture in order to promote multiculturalism and to expand awareness of the West Indies.