Student Groups


Ujamaa comes from the Swahili word for extended family or family-hood and is distinguished by several key characteristics. Ujamaa is Wesleyan's Black Student Union committed to the exploration and celebration of Blackness. We are dedicated to educating our communities, and building strong individual and collective characters. Through continuous efforts to remain socially aware and politically active, we work to build effective leaders for the Wesleyan community and the world.

Invisible Men

Invisible Men is a forum for people who identify as men to comfortably and openly discuss issues pertaining to our community, provide positive support for one another, and pursue our personal growth within a shared context. Through mutual communication we have come to recognize the importance of a space where men of color can meet each other with love, respect, and understanding. We aim to share the diverse experiences and identities that characterize our relation to the term “man of color,” while attempting to expand on the identities entailed. We not only seek to work within ourselves but to create greater unity among the people of color community across genders and sexual orientations. We strongly believe that through seeking unity within our multicultural community, we can all reach new levels of success together. Invisible Men is open to all students who identify as male and have a desire to contribute to our campus community and the pursuit of the organization’s mission.

Women of Color Collective

The Women of Color Collective provides a safe space for all who are in support of issues regarding women of color. The Collective comes together to share ideas, gain support, laugh, discuss, and have difficult dialogues with the common goal of making the reality for people of color and women of color safer on campus and throughout the world.

African Students Association

The African Students' Association at Wesleyan University seeks to encourage the unification of African students and students in the diaspora. Together, we share the cultures and traditions of the African nations and our experiences from our different walks. We organize and engage in activities that promote and celebrate African culture. ASA seeks to create awareness of diverse issues affecting the African continent and empower ourselves to contribute meaningfully to the developments of our nations.

The Ankh

Founded in 1985, The Ankh has served as a vehicle of expression and empowerment for Wesleyan’s students, faculty, and staff of color throughout its history. Originally created to stimulate communication between minority groups and the wider community, The Ankh remains a multi-cultural endeavor. It strives to bridge the gap between communities and foster awareness among them and will work closely with Ujaama, Ajua Campos, Spectrum, African Student Association, The Writer’s Block, and several other groups in achieving this end. While promoting cultural education and political awareness, The Ankh is also informative, artistic, provocative, and fun. It is a celebration of multiple heritages and an expression of their respective hopes, fears, beliefs, and ambitions. The Ankh is fundamentally inclusive, but will not publish any works that promote racist, sexist, homophobic or otherwise divisive or destructive opinions or ideas. Its goal is to voice a wide range of experiences to build trust and community.