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 (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.
UCTV Reports on ASA Fashion Show 2017
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
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.
BSA Welcome 2015-2016
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.
ENCORE at UConn Open House 2012
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.
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.
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. — Zeta Theta Chapter
Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. was founded September 19, 1963 at Morgan State College (now University). The 12 founders were men whose ages, heightened responsibilities, and increased level of maturity led them establish the Fraternity’s purpose, “the development and perpetuation of Scholarship, Leadership, Citizenship, Fidelity, and Brotherhood among Men.”
Zeta Theta Chapter of Iota Phi Theta Spring 2009 Line
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. — Nu Psi Chapter
Kappa Alpha Psi, a college Fraternity, now comprised of functioning Undergraduate and Alumni Chapters on major campuses and in cities throughout the country, is the crystallization of a dream. It is the beautiful realization of a vision shared commonly by the late Revered Founders Elder Watson Diggs; John Milton Lee; Byron Kenneth Armstrong; Guy Levis Grant; Ezra Dee Alexander; Henry Tourner Asher; Marcus Peter Blakemore; Paul Waymond Caine; Edward Giles Irvin and George Wesley Edmonds. It was the vision of these astute men that enabled them in the school year 1910 – 11, more specifically the night of January 5, 1911, on the campus of Indiana University at Bloomington, Indiana, to sow the seed of a fraternal tree whose fruit is available to, and now enjoyed by, college men everywhere, regardless of their color, religion or national origin.
Nu Psi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Spring 2016
Kids & UConn Bridging Education (KUBE)
KUBE is a one-on-one mentoring program with middle school students from Killingly and Windham, Connecticut. The aim of the program is to create a multicultural mentoring program that builds literacy, educational aspirations, and social skills development. Monthly gatherings consist of cultural events, field trips, science programs, and journal writing.
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.
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.
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 Council of Negro Women, Inc. — UConn Student Chapter (NCNW)
The National Council of Negro Women, founded in 1935, unites women from diverse segments of the community to work on improving the quality of life for women.
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.
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.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. — Tau Iota Chapter
The fraternity was founded on November 17, 1911 by three Howard University juniors, Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper and Frank Coleman, and their faculty adviser, Dr. Ernest Everett Just. Omega Psi Phi is the first predominantly African-American fraternity to be founded at a historically black university. Since its founding in 1911, Omega Psi Phi’s stated purpose has been to attract and build a strong and effective force of men dedicated to its Cardinal Principles of manhood, scholarship, perseverance, and uplift.
Tau Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Probate Spring 2015
Our mission is to raise money for charities and the causes/projects we care about in the Black Star community while celebrating its culture.
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”.
Zeta Lambda Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fall 2015
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.
UConn Poetic Release 2015
Sisters Inspiring Sisters (SIS)
Sisters Inspiring Sisters is an organization created to serve Black women. Our goal is to give voice to a marginalized community on campus and in society. We hope to provide support, solidarity, resources and depth of interpersonal relationships.
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.
UConn All-Stars Spring 2016
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.
UConn Voices of Freedom perform original song by leader Rev. Lisa Clayton Fall 2012
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.
Daily Campus Coverage of WISO Island VYBZ Event Fall 2016
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.
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.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated had its humble beginnings as the vision of nine college students on the campus of Howard University in 1908. Since then, the sorority has flourished into a globally-impactful organization of over 290,000 college-trained members, bound by the bonds of sisterhood and empowered by a commitment to servant-leadership that is both domestic and international in its scope.
As Alpha Kappa Alpha has grown, it has maintained its focus in two key arenas: the lifelong personal and professional development of each of its members; and galvanizing its membership into an organization of respected power and influence, consistently at the forefront of effective advocacy and social change that results in equality and equity for all citizens of the world.
We are a group committed to embracing the natural beauty of every individual.
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.
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.