African Students Association (ASA)
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.
Twitter: UConnASA1 Instagram: ASAUconn Email: email@example.com
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. — Kappa Delta Chapter
Alpha Phi Alpha (ΑΦΑ) is the first intercollegiate fraternity established by African Americans, founded on Dec 4 1906. Our mission is to develop leaders, promote brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities. The Kappa Delta Chapter is the 423rd House of Alpha. If you are interested in pursuing membership please direct your questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: Encore.UConn Youtube: ENCOREUconn
UConn Global Medical Brigades (GMB)
Global Brigades uses a holistic program to help under-served communities become self-sufficient. This is a six step process that includes research, community partnership, program implementation, follow-up, and the sustainable transition out of the community. UConn Global Brigades aims to provide both quality and sustainable care in the implementation step of the program by providing healthcare, public health, water, environmental, human rights, and micro-finance initiatives in under-served rural communities in countries including Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua, and Ghana. UConn GB acts by involving the community that has asked for our help, undergraduate students, faculty, licensed medical staff, and other professionals on brigades to provide services and education. UConn GB fundraises and engages sponsors to collect funds, medicines, and supplies for distribution and educational use while on brigades. Global Brigades uses a holistic program to help under-served communities become self-sufficient.
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.
Email: email@example.com Website: GSCA Facebook: GSCAUConn
Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students — UConn Student Chapter (MAPS)
This organization strives to ultimately diversify the health field by supporting and preparing pre-health students of color for health related professional schools during their undergraduate careers.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: UConnMAPS Tofo.me: UConn_MAPS
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 — UConn Student Chapter (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.
Facebook: UConnNAACP Twitter: UConn_NAACP Instagram: NAACPUConn
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 — UConn Student Chapter (NSBE)
With over 30,000 members and 394 chapters worldwide, NSBE is one of the largest student-managed organization in the country. Serving as an educational, programmatic, technical, professional, and networking umbrella, NSBE has something for everyone. Our mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.
Email: email@example.com Website: CTNSBE Facebook: UConnNSBE
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Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. — Zeta Lambda Chapter
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C., January 9, 1914, by three young African-American male students. The Founders, Honorable A. Langston Taylor, Honorable Leonard F. Morse, and Honorable Charles I. Brown, wanted to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would truly exemplify the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship, and service.
The Founders deeply wished to create an organization that viewed itself as “a part of” the general community rather than “apart from” the general community. They believed that each potential member should be judged by his own merits, rather than his family background or affluence…without regard to race, nationality, skin tone or texture of hair. They desired for their fraternity to exist as part of an even greater brotherhood which would be devoted to the “inclusive we” rather than the “exclusive we”.
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As a spoken word organization, Poetic Release serves as an outlet for poets on the University of Connecticut campus and promotes the art form of poetry. The organization to the best of its ability provides a shame free and open environment where students can express their thoughts on life, adversity and the world at large. However, Poetic Release will not tolerate hate speech of any form. The fundamental goal of Poetic Release is to build and expand community through expression.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: PoeticRelease Facebook: UConnPoeticRelease
Sigma Gamma Rho
This organization has existed on campus since May 8th, 1993. Reactivated March 3rd, 2018. Our Mission statement is: “It is the mission of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. to enhance the quality of life for women and their families in the U.S. and globally through community service, civil, and social action. Our goal is to achieve greater progress in the areas of education, health awareness, and leadership development.”
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.
Facebook: UConnAll-Stars Twitter: UConnAll-Stars Youtube: TheUConnAll-Stars
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.
Email: email@example.com Twitter: IamWISO Piknu: UConnWISO
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. — Nu Theta Chapter
Founded January 16, 1920, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc began as an idea conceived by five coeds at Howard University in Washington D.C.: Arizona Cleaver, Myrtle Tyler, Viola Tyler, Fannie Pettie and Pearl Neal. These five women, also known as our Five Pearls, dared to depart from the traditional coalitions for black women and sought to establish a new organization predicated on the precepts of Scholarship, Service, Sisterly Love and Finer Womanhood.
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