Diversity Organization Council

All student clubs are invited each year to participate in the Diversity Organization Council (DOC), a coalition that meets once a month to share information and collaborate with the IC and each other. The IC supports DOC through advocacy, publicity, space, and other resources. Signature collaborations include the fall Diversity Dance and Diversity Retreat.
Learn more about each diversity club through SPOT, which can be accessed via my.stmarys-ca.edu.

Click here to view a calender of diversity club meetings. 

Check back often or contact the clubs directly as meeting times and locations are subject to change.

Learn more about each diversity club through SPOT, which SMC students can access via https://stmarys-ca.campuslabs.com/engage/.

Please contact the IC at (925) 631-8545 or delphineic@stmarys-ca.edu if you would like to get in contact with any of these clubs. 


Asian Pacific American Student Association (APASA)

APASA fosters a strong sense of community among Asian Pacific American students and their allies, and provides an opportunity to learn about various Asian cultures through weekly meeting, community service opportunities, and other special events.

Ballet Folklorico Guadalupano (BFG) 

BFG's mission is to preserve and showcase the splendor of Mexico's traditional dance, music, dress, and history, and to encourage cultural exchanges between our community and the people of the various cultures represented at Saint Mary's College of California. 

Black Student Union (BSU)

BSU enhances the experience of black students by holding frequent meetings, sponsoring social events, and hosting guest speakers to explore issues in education, politics, history, economics, and culture affecting the African American community.

International Club

Members participate in an international fair where students join together to share food, music and dance from many cultures around the world. To create a community for international, returning study abroad and other interested students at SMC

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF)

IVCF  is an interdenominational group dedicated to helping members grow in their relationship with God. InterVarsity provides weekly small group Bible studies, community meetings, retreats, and fun events to help meet students' spiritual needs.

La Hermandad (LaH)

La Hermandad's main endeavor lies in creating a familia focused on Chicano and Latino cultures. La Hermandad's mission is to create a powerful and sensitive hermandad oriented around preserving, understanding, and adding to Chicano and Latino history and culture.

Muslim Student Association

The Muslim Student Association (MSA) at Saint Mary’s College of California aims to identify and unify the growing Muslim community. We welcome all individuals regardless of religion, race, and sexuality to unify and educate the community. The MSA works to inform and dispel misconceptions and stereotypes about the Muslim community and present its truth through culture and history. While, functioning as a social group for Muslim students on campus, to maintain or strengthen their faith while in college.

People Rallying for Identity Development & Equality (PRIDE)

PRIDE is dedicated to creating a safe space and environment for all LGBTQQIAA students, staff, faculty, administrative officials, and guests. This is achieved through providing educational programming and community-building activites. PRIDE seeks to end discrimination, harassment, prejudice, and violence against the queer and trans* community. PRIDE challenges heterosexism and the gender binary system. PRIDE works to promote diversity and inclusivity on campus, as well as promote diversity within the inclusive LGBTQQIAA community.

The Lounge

Born from the silence of unvoiced tension, student organizers took a stand to create a platform for themselves by themselves - this is their legacy. The Lounge is Saint Mary's monthly open mic that creates a sharing space for anyone who wants to be vulnerable with their community. We aim to cultivate a supportive and interactive audience-performer network open to any and all forms of personal expression. We hope to see you there!


Southern Asian Society