Diversity

The following organizations are part of the Diversity Organization Council (DOC). DOC meets once a month to share information and collaborate with the Intercultural Center (IC) and each other. The IC supports DOC through advocacy, publicity, space, and other resources.

Asian Pacific American Student Association (APASA)

APASA is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive community through social and cultural events. APASA provides education of the Asian Pacific American experience while collaborating with local and extended communities through social justice awareness and community service, thus encompassing an atmosphere in which we are not only a family, but a family that cares. Click here to find out more info and join the organization.

 

Ballet Folklorico Guadalupano (BFG)

BFG preserves and showcases the splendor of Mexico's traditional dance, music, dress and history. BFG performs traditional dances from different regions of Mexico at various events such as Latino Cultural Night, Latino Graduation, the celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and any other events that different departments may ask us to do. Click here to find out more info and join the organization. 

 

Black Student Union (BSU)

BSU creates a safe, supportive and inclusive community. By providing opportunities for all students to increase awareness of Black culture with an emphasis on Black social, political, intellectual, and spiritual traditions, BSU seeks to challenge its membership to actively address political, social and cultural injustices while at the same time celebrating and acknowledging the advancement of people of color at Saint Mary's and beyond. Click here to find out more info and join the organization. 

 

Hermanas 

Hermanas combines academics, community service and social activities to unite and support Chicana(o)/Latina(o)s in their quest for higher education, while emphasizing Hermandad. HaU creates an environment for students to come together and educate the community about issues that affect women, with the goal of creating positive change. Click here to find out more info and join the organization. 

 

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. Click here to find out more info and join the organization. 

 

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF)

IVCF is a nondenominational Christian group dedicated to helping members grow in their relationship with God. IVCF provides weekly small group Bible studies, monthly large group meetings, mission trips, retreats and fun events to help meet students' spiritual needs and share a passion for Christ. Click here to find out more info and join the organization. 

 

La Hermandad 

LaH develops leadership skills and a readiness to serve by raising consciousness in ourselves and on our campus about the social, cultural, historical, and political issues that affect our communities, through education, advocacy, creative expressions, student organized workshops, demonstrations, and events. Click here to find out more info and join the organization. 

 

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 activities. We seek to end discrimination, harassment, prejudice, and violence against this community. We work to promote diversity and inclusivity on campus, as well as promote diversity within the inclusive LGBTQQIAA community. Click here to find out more info and join the organization.