Multicultural Student Organizations
celebrating diversity on campus
Getting involved in campus activities is an important connections between you and the greater campus community. It is important to know what organizations and opportunities are available for you once you arrive on campus. The following is a list of some of our largest AHANA and cultural student groups:
African Students Organization (ASO)
ASO is dedicated to spreading the African culture and tradition to the Boston College community.
AHANA Leadership Council (ALC)
The ALC provides a voice for students of color at Boston College through forums, discussions, rallies, and other events.
Arab Students Association
The Armenian Club promotes awareness of Armenian culture, history, language, and religion.
Asian Baptist Student Koinonia (ABSK)
ABSK or Asian Baptist Student Koinonia is about living a higher-dimensional Christian life. Through Bible Studies, exploring Boston, playing sports, or hanging out, we learn about God, life, and each other.
Asian Business Society
The Asian Business Society (ABS) is a student-run organization aimed at promoting professional growth at Boston College through deeper understanding of relevant issues in business in Asia and among those within the Asian community in the U.S.
The Asian Caucus is an umbrella organization that encompasses six Asian societies: the Chinese Students Association, Japan Club of Boston College, Korean Student Association, Philippines Society of Boston College, Southeast Asian Student Association and Vietnamese Students Association—each of which sponsors educational lectures, socials and cultural events. Apart from the six societies, the Caucus also has its own agenda regarding political and social issues of concern to Asian-Americans.
Asian Christian Fellowship
Asian Christian Fellowship (ACF) is a spiritual community founded upon seeking Jesus and reaching out to non-Christians.
Black Campus Ministry
Focuses on God and the spiritual growth of BC and is deeply rooted in the African-American experience.
Black Student Forum
Black Student Forum is committed to addressing the cultural, political, intellectual, and social needs of the black community and to simultaneously sharing our revelations with the Boston College community at large.
Boston College NAACP
BC's chapter of a national civil rights organization dedicated to the uplifting and empowerment of communities and/or people of color politically, intellectually, and economically.
The Brazilian Club is a student organization committed to sharing Brazil and its culture with the Boston College campus.
Cape Verdean Student Association
The Cape Verdean Student Association is a student organization committed to sharing Cape Verde and its culture with the Boston College campus.
Caribbean Culture Club
The Caribbean Culture Club is the forum for members to express the common bond that all students of West Indian background share.
Chinese Students' Association
The goal of the Chinese Student Association is to promote the Chinese culture through a variety of cultural and social events not just to the Chinese population, but also to the greater Boston community.
Cuban American Students Association
Club seeks to provide events to uplift the Latino community and to educate BC students on Cuban issues and culture.
The Hawaii Club promotes Hawaiian culture and heritage to the Boston College community.
Hellenic Society of Boston College
As one of BC's oldest clubs, its purpose is to promote Hellenism to all members of the community who are interested in Greek food, music, dancing, and history.
Hillel of Boston College helps to serve the social, cultural, and religious needs of the small but active cadre of Jewish students who attend BC, as well as inform the rest of BC what it means to be Jewish.
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Interdenominational multiethnic student ministry.
The purpose of the Irish Society of Boston College is to preserve, promote, enjoy, and actively participate in the traditions, heritage, and cultural activities of Irish ancestry on the Boston College campus.
The Jamaican Association aims to educate the Boston College community about the rich culture and history of the Jamaican people and about the island itself.
The Japan Club of Boston College
This society of the Asian Caucus also is a founding member of the East Coast Japan America League, an active network of Japanese cultural clubs at a number of local universities.
Korean Students Association (KSA)
KSA is a group of Korean-American students who strive to promote their culture and educate the BC community of the political and historical issues that shape Korean culture.
L'Association Haitienne De Boston College
This organization is committed to build on the current Haitian community at Boston College.
Martin Luther King Jr. Student Activism Coalition
The mission of this organization is keep students informed about events affecting the African-American community and communities of color as a whole.
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Student Association
Academic organization serving as the student-run branch of the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Interdisciplinary Minor.
Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS)
This organization fosters growth and education of minorities who are interested in the health professions.
A pre-professional organization whose mission is to diversify the technical industry, as well as other industries in corporate America.
Multiracial Club of Boston College (MCBC)
MCBC provides a space for multiracial students and those interested in mixed-race issues.
Muslim Students Association
The Muslim Student Association spreads Islamic awareness.
National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
NABA is a professional organization that fosters the growth and awareness of opportunities for minorities interested in Accounting and other business-related professions.
Organization of Latin American Affairs (OLAA)
OLAA's main objectives are to nurture and support the needs and desires of the Latino population of Boston College. Cultural events aimed at informing and increasing awareness of the contributions of Latinos throughout the world are sponsored by the Organization of Latin American Affairs.
Philippine Society (PSBC)
PSBC is dedicated to promoting and sharing Filipino and Filipino-American culture.
This student-initiated outreach program provides tutors and role models for students from the John Marshall Elementary School in Boston and, in so doing, helps address the rising high school dropout rate among urban minorities by striking the problem at its roots—at the fourth- and fifth-grade levels, when many begin to lose interest in school. The schoolchildren attend Saturday sessions at Boston College that include tutorials, group discussions, and cultural and recreational activities. BC undergraduates from a variety of ethnic backgrounds volunteer to participate in the program.
South Asian Students Association (SASA)
Previously known as the Indian Students Association, SASA is a student-led group that represents the countries of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The purpose of the organization is to provide Boston College students (undergraduate and graduate) and faculty who are of South Asian descent, or those interested in South Asia, with an environment where they can meet, learn, and participate in cultural events with others of the same interest.
Southeast Asian Students Association (SEASA)
Members of SEASA come together to represent and share Southeast Asian culture with the Boston College community.
Undergraduate Government of Boston College (UGBC)
Within the UGBC, the AHANA Department works to strengthen the relationship among various AHANA culture-specific groups, as well as to create greater multicultural awareness on campus through retreats, lectures, and other special events.
Vietnamese Students Association (VNSA)
The VNSA branch of the Asian Caucus offers ethnic dinners, cultural cafes, informative speakers, and a Culture Night (in conjunction with the Asian Caucus), to foster an understanding and appreciation of the Vietnamese culture. VNSA also participates—with six other Boston-area universities in the Massachusetts Vietnamese Student Association—in organizing and hosting a Tet (Vietnamese New Year) Festival in the spring, intercollegiate dances throughout the year, and other intercultural events on various campuses.
Voices of Imani
This BC choir group performs on campus and represents the University at churches and other schools, in the Boston area and beyond. Performances celebrate the viability, potency, and beauty of religious and concert music, with a predominant focus on the music of people of color.