Colorado State University (CSU) Organizations
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
AISES is a national, non-profit organization which nurtures building of community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values. Through its educational programs, AISES provides oportunities for American Indians and Native Alaskans to pursue studies in science, engineering, business and other academic arenas. The trained professionals then become technologically informed leaders within the Indian community. AISES' ultimate goal is to be a catalyst for the advancement of American Indians and Native Alaskans as they seek to become self-reliant and self-determined members of society
Phone: (970) 491-1332
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
ENCOURAGES ethnically diverse students to pursue graduate education and obtain advanced degrees needed for science & engineering research, leadership, & teaching careers.
The purpose of Africans United is to bring awareness of the diverse and rich cultures of Africa within the CSU campus and surrounding community, to establish and participate in activities designed to bring the Diaspora African community together as one and to unite African students on the CSU campus as well as in the community.
Primary contact: Hermella Yilma
Phone: (720) 496-9045
Black Student Alliance (Black/African-American Cultural Center)
BSA is a student-led coalition that sponsors cultural activities and advocates the social and political interests of African-American students on the campus of CSU.
La Raza CSU
It is our mission as a student organization to focus on celebrating Mexican culture and gaining a better understanding of our history. By empowering students of Mexican descent at Colorado State University and throughout Colorado, we will emphasize the importance of attaining a higher education in hopes of helping diminish the increasing dropout rate of minority students. It is our goal to develop a close relationship with members of the community with the purpose of bridging the large gap between university students and the Latino community. We wish to serve as a secondary family to university students of Mexican descent in facilitating the transition to the University setting. Lastly, we will address oppression and other social issues preventing our academic, social, financial, and professional success.
SHADES of CSU
Formerly MI RACE, Shades of Colorado State University is the student organization that gives a voice to the Multi-racial, ethnic, religious peoples on the campus of CSU. For anyone that has been forced to choose one group over the other, when you identify as both. For those that feel left out when they try to connect with either group and feel rejected. For anyone that doesn't want to have to mark just one box, and just wants to be themselves!
Primary contact: Ashley Johnson
Phone: (970) 488-0651
United Men of Color (Black/African-American Cultural Center)
The mission of United Men of Color is to make a positive change on campus and in the community through service, leadership development, building community amongst students and faculty, but most importantly, culturally inclusive programming.
Primary contact: Edward Harlan
Phone: (720) 989-4398 or (720) 436-6208
United Women of Color (Black/African-American Cultural Center)
United Women of Color is a formally recognized student organization at CSU. UWC is a group of women who are ethnically diverse. We value our individuality, but there is power in numbers. We are here to represent and promote issues that concern us. UWC is predominantly from the African American perspective, however it is not exclusive.
Primary contact: Destiny C Johnson
Phone: (720) 934-9685