Race, Ethnicity and Nationality

  • African Students Association

    The African Student 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 aim to improve the relationship between Wesleyan University and the continent. 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.

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  • Caliente

    Caliente is Wesleyan's Latin Dance troupe! Caliente aims to foster an appreciation for and knowledge of Latinx and Latin American dance and culture. Previous performances have primarily incorporated styles such as salsa, merengue and bachata in addition to other forms such as samba, tango, punta, palos, axe, and reggaeton. We welcome students of all levels!

    We meet on Saturdays from 3-5pm!

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  • Caribbean Students Association

    Our mission is to provide an environment in which Caribbean and non-Caribbean students can experience an exchange of culture and begin to create dialogue about what it means to be Caribbean in the United States. The purpose of Caribbean Student Association is to also showcase Caribbean Culture whose roots are not just based on african heritage, but also European, Spanish, Portuguese, Asian and many other influences. Every year the Wesleyan CSA strives to broaden its reach and expand its general-body membership, so that we can make a more lasting impact on campus and in the broader community.

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  • Chinese Cultural Club (CCC)

    Chinese Culture Club is an organization that seeks to promote awareness and understanding about various aspects of Chinese culture. We hope to serve as a platform to students to learn and understand more about China and to aid other culture groups to promote culture diversity at Wesleyan as a whole.

  • Haitian Students Collective
    The HSC will strive to promote an informed narrative of Haiti on campus through culturally entertaining and educational events. Reminiscent of the pride of Haiti's ancestors, the Haitian Student Collective hopes to strengthen the present and brighten the future of Haitians abroad, domestically and within the Wesleyan Community.
  • Invisible Men

    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 gender identities and sexual orientations. We strongly believe that through seeking unity within our multicultural community, we can all reach new levels of success together.

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  • Japan Society
    The objectives of the Japan Society are to promote greater ties between Wesleyan community and students from Japan by fostering cultural and historical understanding. Annually we hold Japan Culture Show, a live demonstration of Japanese culture, as well as biweekly gatherings to strengthen the bond among the society members. The shared interest in Japan and the comprehensive approach to immerse ourselves with Japanese culture makes us unique from the rest of communities.
  • Journalism of Underrepresented Students
    Our mission is to create a community around journalism and publication for SOC and provide resources for those students. Through activism we plan to bring awareness on the issues that SOC face in journalism, such as the lack of platforms, lack of representations, and lack of resources for students of color.
  • Kalalu
    Kalalu is a Wesleyan University dance troupe composed of a diverse group of students interested in immersing themselves in the rich culture of Caribbean dance. We believe it is important to expose the greater Wesleyan community to aspects of West-Indian traditions, while recognizing the diverse ethnic makeup of the islands, through various dance forms and costumes. The group essentially hopes to portray how people of diverse lineage can share in one fundamental culture, while still maintaining aspects of their individual ancestral backgrounds.
  • Korean Students Association (KSA)
    The Korean Students Association serves as an organization that wishes to further enrich and cultivate students' interest in Korean culture. Wesleyan's KSA serves to help students create friendships through similar affinities and connect with the larger campus community through their shared interests. The KSA strives to be a malleable entity for incoming students to have just as much control and input in the general proceedings of the group. In addition to serving as a space for the general student population, the KSA also serves to help students who do identify as Korean to help delve into the larger implications of one's Korean identity.
  • Middle Eastern Student Union (MSU)
    This group was created to provide students who identify with Middle Eastern culture with a comfortable space. We also want students who don't identify with the culture, but who want to learn about it to be involved as well. We want to provide the campus with cultural and social awareness about the Middle East and offer perspectives that aren't tarnished by the views of western media. Middle Eastern students in this group also identify themselves as people of color and we want to support other SOC groups on campus as much as we can.
  • Multi-Ethnic Interracial Cross-Cultural (MIX Club)

    Our group is unique from similar identity groups, because we do not specify what ethnic identities we are targeting. The group is open to anyone who is interested in learning about racial and/or cultural diversity. We hope to participate in a MIX conference during spring semester as well as prepare for a MIX week where we will have speakers on the topic. We also hope to work in tandem with other identity groups to come up with projects.

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  • PANGEA International Student Organization
    PANGEA is Wesleyan University’s International Student Organization. We exist as a platform for the promotion and exchange of cultural ideas within the international community. We also seeks to share the cultures and perspectives of international students with Wesleyan's campus.
  • PINOY
    We are Wesleyan's Filipino Student Association, PINOY, and we welcome Filipinos, Filipino-Americans, or anyone interested in learning about Filipino culture, food, and more. We hold social events small and big, often collaborating with other identity groups around campus. We also share our culture to the Wesleyan community through food events, performances (ranging from dance to theater), and other avenues.
  • POC Law Society
    The purpose of the Pre-Law Society for People of Color is to increase student access and opportunity in the field of law by creating a network of alumni-student mentorship, conference opportunities, LSAT prep financial support, and more.
  • Second Shades
    Second Shades strives to create a community in which students of color have the opportunity to both create and witness stories that reflect their experiences through the art of theater. We aim to produce works written by playwrights of color, and to encourage the casting of actors of color in traditionally white roles to break through the monotony of white voices in Western theater canon and on campus.
  • Shakti

    Shakti is a student organization devoted to promoting cultural awareness amongst South Asians and the greater Wesleyan community. We pride ourselves in promoting inclusivity and educating our peers. Our vibrant community fosters bonds across our campus to join our voice in multiple identity discourses. We also celebrate the distinct individuality of each of our members, as this diversity contributes to our collective strength.

    We meet Mondays at 9:30pm in Usdan

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  • Spectrum

    Spectrum seeks to provide a safe space where people can affirm their sexuality without having to sacrifice their ethnic identity and give queer students of color a voice within both the queer community and the student of color community. Our goal is to create a queer community of color where all queer or questioning students of color feel united, safe and welcome. In that community we strive to provide affirmation of our racial and sexual identities, information to the larger Wesleyan communities, and visibility within Wesleyan so that we never lose our voices again.

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  • Wesleyan Doula Project

    The Wesleyan Doula Project (WDP) is a student-run collective dedicated to providing free and compassionate support for people making the decision to terminate their pregnancies. By providing emotional, physical, and informational support and advocacy, we work to combat the stigma around abortion and reproductive health and to ensure that each individual receives the care they deserve.

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  • WesMalai

    WesMalai is a dance group dedicated to learning Bollywood dance as well as experimenting in fusing it with other forms of dancing. In the year it was created, WesMalai only performed in a few shows. As the years have gone by, WesMalai has become more and more prominent in the dance community at Wesleyan and beyond. Our hope is that the group will continue to grow and eventually become a competitive dance team.

    We meet Saturdays from 3-5pm!

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  • Womxn of Color Collective (WoCoCo)
    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.
  • Yaadi
    YAADI is an organization that seeks to establish a close-knit Jamaican family that will promote Jamaican culture and heritage among the Wesleyan community. To establish this "close-knit" community, members will engage in fun activities like: cooking authentic Jamaican cuisine, Reggae and Dancehall Karaoke sessions, and lessons on Jamaican Patois. It should be noted that this club is not specific to Jamaicans but to be people also interested in Jamaican history and culture.