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Diversity-Related & Cultural Clubs and Organizations

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Active Minds - The purpose of this club is to increase awareness of mental health issues and to promote an environment without stigma on campus, fostering a culture where all members of the community feel comfortable and listened to on topics of mental health.

American Sign Language Club - The purpose of this club is to learn American Sign Language as a group and to provide opportunities to practice and apply our learning together while raising awareness of the importance of ASL in our communities. 

Black Student UnionThe purpose of this club is to promote friendship, respect, and cooperation among Black students, as well as with all other racial and ethnic groups, at the University.

Chinese Language & Culture Club - The purpose of this club is to promote and educate students of the study of the Chinese language and culture through planned activities, meetings, and events. 

FASA (Filipino American Student Association) - The purpose of this club is to bring unity, pride, and teamwork to all cultural members, as well as teach and learn more about the Filipino culture.

Feminist Discussion Group - The purpose of this club is to create a space for women and men to discuss and to educate one another on feminism and related issues in an open, respectful, and supportive atmosphere, and extends that discussion and education to the greater University community through speakers, activities, and other events.   

French Club The purpose of this club is to allow students the opportunity to experience and learn about French Culture.

Gender and Sexuality Partnership (GSP) - The purpose of this club is to build a community that is open and welcoming to students of all sexual orientations. 

Guam Club (Mane'lun Guahan) - The purpose of this club is to provide an opportunity for the successful exchange of Guam culture and values among the UP community, fostering the spirit of familia (family) as students and faculty learn about Chamorros (natives to the island of Guam) and other Guamanian cultures. 

Hawai'i Club The purpose of this club is to promote the culture and heritage of Hawaii among all students. 

International Club - The purpose of this club is to sponsor social, cultural, and educational events that promotes a wide understanding of cultures around the world. 

Italian Club - The purpose of this club is to help inform and teach others about Italian culture, including food, language, sports, activities, holidays, and more.

Jewish Student Union - The purpose of this club is to bring together a Jewish community through a celebration of holidays and Friday night dinners for Shabbat, as well as to educate and interest Jewish and non-Jewish students to learn more about Judaism.

La Mesa Redonda (Spanish Conversation Group) - The purpose of this club is to provide educational opportunities outside of the classroom for those interested in the Spanish language and culture.

Mixed Student Union - The purpose of this club is to explore and discuss the history and experiences of multiracial, multiethnic, and mixed individuals in a safe space.

Latinx Student Union (formerly known as M.E.Ch.A.) - This is a nationally recognized chapter dedicated to fighting for equality and exhibit community service skills.

Native American AllianceThe purpose of this club is to discuss, celebrate, and explore Native American traditions and cultures from indigenous tribes from in America and around the world by focusing on understanding Native customs and beliefs regarding the environment and spirituality, as well as examining the peoples’ histories.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) - The purpose of this club is to aid in the growth of the inclusive community on campus and in the engineering department.

Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) - The purpose of this club is to maintain and promote Vietnamese culture and tradition among students by uniting those of Vietnamese heritage and those interested in Vietnam.

Women of Color (WOC) - The purpose of this club is to empower women of color at the University of Portland to stand together against current issues that pertain to women, by giving them a platform to have their voices heard and by providing them with tools to become better leaders.