Culture and Identity Clubs and Organizations



African/African-American Student Union (Umoja)
Umoja, meaning Unity in Swahili, is the African/African-American students' organization that serves as a support group for students of African descent and those interested in multicultural issues. Umoja seeks to heighten the awareness of the membership and the College community of the African diaspora through social, political and academic success.

Asian/Asian-American Student Association (CCASA)
CCASA provides a supportive environment for Asians and Asian-Americans on campus. CCASA seeks to raise awareness of cultural, political, social and academic issues that concern Asians and Asian-Americans through programming available to the greater College community. CCASA acts as a resource to students of both Asian and non-Asian background and serves as a liaison to other clubs, committees and the administration in order to voice the needs and concerns for the College's Asian and Asian-American students.

International Student Association (ATLAS)
ATLAS provides a supportive environment for international students, and through events like I'Nite, I'Carnivale and I'World Cup, celebrates and shares their cultures with the campus community.

La Unidad
La Unidad is dedicated to promoting awareness of issues most pertinent to Latinos/as on campus and in the United States today.

Les Chameaux (French Club)
Les Chameaux brings together students of common interest in the Francophone culture by exploring an array of Francophone cultural activities.

Korean Language Club
The Korean Language Club was started to teach Conn students about Korean language and culture through weekly class meetings and cultural events.

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA)
Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán is a student organization that promotes higher education, culture and history. MEChA was founded on the principles of self-determination for the liberation of Chicano/a people. They believe that political involvement and education is the avenue for change in this society.

Queer People of Color (QPOC)
QPOC is for students interested in exploring the connections between queer identity and racial identity through a social justice perspective. QPOC has grown substantially over the past year under the leadership of Anthony Sis and Karina Hernandez and is our community's newest and most energized student group.

Slavic Cultures Club
Slavic Club is a group of individuals interested in the languages, cultures, and politics of all nations Slavic. Join us for a trip to the Gugenheim for a Kandinsky exhibition, an expedition to Brighton beach to to practice your Russian, or simply a movie in Knowlton with Kvass and tea!

Spectrum
Spectrum works toward ending homophobia through education and advocacy. It is dedicated to raising awareness about issues of sexual orientation and gender identity, changing discriminatory policies and attitudes and providing support for our members.

Yalla Bina (Arabic Club)
The Yalla Bina club is a student led organization that celebrate the Middle Eastern region and its people. We achieve this by fostering an awareness of the peoples, histories, and cultures of the Middle East on Connecticut College's campus,