The IDEAS Center collaborates with the Office of Student Involvement to support the following student organizations:
African Students Association
The African Students Association is a group that brings together students from all over the world to focus on a common interest. The group brings culture and food that are indigenous to the African continent while promoting inclusiveness, and healthy discussions on the news and issues of the continent.
Association for Asian and Asian American Awareness (A5)
Purpose: The purpose of the Association for Asian and Asian American Awareness (A5) is to enrich the cultural and ethnic diversity at Allegheny by promoting awareness of Asian cultures. We address the needs of Asian and Asian American students by acting as a liaison between these students and the college community. A5 appreciates the tradition, honor, beauty, and wisdom of all Asian cultures, for the benefit of Asian descent and non-Asian descent students alike in an effort to educate and dispel stereotypes.
Gender and Sexuality Alliance
The goal of Gender and Sexuality Alliance is to create a safe, supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer students, (LGBTQ+) and allies. Our mission is to involve and educate the members of Allegheny College on LGBTQ+ issues and promote understanding and tolerance for diversity through activism. It is our intention to build a sense of community for diversity through activism. It is our intention to build a sense of community for LGBTQ+ students.
Association for the Advancement of Black Culture (ABC)
ABC is a group dedicated to the advancement of Black Culture on this campus, including both the struggles and the accomplishments. We provide spaces where every member of the community can learn and grow in the academic setting and community-building environment. We strive to include fun and educational activities throughout the year that are related to Black culture.
Association for Caribbean Students
Purpose: The Association of Caribbean Students (ACS) will strive to raise awareness of the rich and diverse cultures of the Caribbean through educational and recreational activities. ACS will be a support group for those of the Caribbean heritage. The ACS will also ensure that our members have a good understanding of the cultural background of the West Indies.
South Asian Club
The South Asian Club will strive to promote Indian, Pakistani, and other South Asian culture and heritage at Allegheny College. The main focus is to carry on a strong tradition of spreading South Asian awareness and traditions. This is accomplished through social and cultural activities. It will help unite South Asian students at Allegheny and act as a gateway to connect the South Asian and Allegheny community.
The purpose of Union Latinx (UL) is to increase intellectual, cultural and social interaction between Latino students and the rest of the Allegheny community in order to promote the identity, unity and development of the Latino students and its culture at Allegheny College as well as to actively work to recruit and retain Latino students at Allegheny College.
For a complete listing of all student organizations, please visit Student Involvement.