Groups primarily based on a particular cultural identity
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Club Name:Amani Swahili Club at UCLA
Club Summary: To spread Swahili culture throughout UCLA, the greater Los Angeles area, and abroad. Helping the homeless communities in Los Angeles and advocate for African businesses.
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Club Name: Association of Indonesian Americans
Club Summary: Founded in 2020, the Association of Indonesian Americans is an organization for Indonesian-Americans, people of Indonesian descent, and people who are interested in the political, social, cultural, or educational aspects of the Indonesian-American community in the United States. This organization was formed out of a need to create a space for a group that is historically underrepresented in many facets of American society.
Club Summary: Minglabar! The Burmese Student Association (BURSA) at UCLA is an organization for Burmese and Burmese-American students to learn, connect, and embrace our Burmese identities. Our community in the United States is exceptionally small compared to other ethnic minority groups. Therefore, BURSA’s mission is to provide Burmese students with community support and opportunities to become a leader in our community.
Club Summary: Chinese Cultural Dance Club at UCLA (CCDC) was founded in 2000. Over twenty years, we offer free dance classes and performances on UCLA campus as well as the larger Los Angeles community, as an expression of Chinese and Chinese American culture. As part of the diverse campus cultural landscape, we also aim to promote communication and understanding between all cultural groups.
Choreography-wise, Chinese dance has both traditional elements from martial arts and Chinese opera, and modern elements from Ballet and Contemporary. Subject-wise, modern Chinese dance productions express classical as well as present-day themes from Chinese and the Chinese diaspora.
Club Summary: The Disabled Student Union (DSU) provides a safe and inclusive place for people with disabilities to feel accepted. Its purpose is to empower students through advocacy and education, build relationships with the administration and the wider campus community, to remove barriers of access on campus, and to advocate for the rights of people with disabilities to live in peace. Along with Access on Board, the Disability Studies Minor, and the University Committee on Disability, UCLAs DSU will work to lead programs for people with disabilities as well as create a community of acceptance at UCLA.
Club Name:East African Student Association at UCLA
Club Summary: To create a community outlet for East African Students. To encourage East African culture in the greater Los Angeles community and UCLA and to make the positive impact on and contribute to the East African community in the greater Los Angeles community and abroad.
Club Summary: Welcome to UCLA! The Japanese Student Association promotes Japanese culture and language, help Japanese students get acquainted with campus life, and broaden students’ minds by providing events to meet new people and think about their careers. We are open to anyone – feel free to join us for regular weekly social events! We also provide extensive career support for Japanese students and speakers looking to work in Japan.
Club Summary: Kyodo Taiko is the nation’s first collegiate taiko drumming team. Founded in 1990, we work to promote the art of Japanese-American taiko drumming within UCLA and surrounding communities, and instill within the community a sense of respect and understanding of the Japanese American culture. Kyodo has two meanings, one is “family”, and the other is “loud children”. Striving to live up to the group’s name, Kyodo Taiko functions as a family, sharing the joy and spirit of taiko with more and more of the surrounding community each year. IKUZO! GAMBARUZO! MAKENAIZO!
Club Summary: We house eight greek-lettered organizations on campus which include:
Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Inc.
Lambda Theta Nu Sorority Inc.
Phi Lambda Rho Sorority Inc
Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc.
Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Inc.
Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity Inc.
Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity Inc.
Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc.
Though membership in this council is not limited to students of Latinx heritage, the Latinx Greek Council serves as a multifaceted organization that represents Latinx interests at the University and advocates on behalf of the Latinx Greek student population at our campus.
Club Summary: The Mixed Student Union at UCLA is established to promote an inclusive and safe environment for students of multiracial and multiethnic backgrounds, advocating for mixed students and creating a community to empower them to embrace their diverse heritages.
Club Summary: Samahang Pilipino envisions a united, self-sustaining community that explores and embraces Pilipinx/Pilipinx-American struggles and identities, derives responsibility from continually analyzing and understanding history, culture, and self, and works in solidarity with different communities to transform systems of power in order to achieve justice and equity within and beyond the university. Samahang Pilipino is a multi-faceted student organization which addresses the needs of the Pilipino and Pilipino American community at UCLA and the greater Los Angeles area. If you’re interested in the Samahang Modern dance team, please join our call!
Club Summary: Providing students with social networking opportunities through recreational activities and educational seminars, HKSS strives to ease students’ adjustment to the UCLA and So Cal community. In addition, HKSS is committed to spreading Hong Kong culture to the UCLA community at large, while advocating awareness on current issues related to Hong Kong.
Club Summary: The UCLA Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Campus Resource Center supports students and employees of all genders and sexual and romantic orientations through community-building events, resources, counseling, outreach, training, consultation and advocacy. We approach our work through holistic, intersectional, and social justice frameworks that honor and empower individuals at their many identities and lived experiences including but not limited to race, ethnicity, immigration status, ability, religion, and class.
Club Summary: UCLA Nikkei Student Union (NSU) is a Japanese American cultural and social club at UCLA that was founded in 1981 as an alternative to Asian fraternities and sororities at the time. Since then, NSU has become a diverse group that seeks to bring people together over a shared connection to or interest in Japanese culture. We have weekly general meetings that focus on learning about Japanese American culture and giving people an opportunity to make new friends and connections to others in our community. We host a wide range of events including but not limited to: board game/video game nights, clubbing events, basketball tournaments, community volunteering events, and discussions about Japanese American experiences with guest speakers. We don’t have a formal recruitment process and none of our events are mandatory! Just show up when you want to throughout the year to however many events you like and become part of the NSU family!
Club Summary: Vietnamese Language and Culture (VNLC) was found in 1994 at the University of California, Los Angeles to promote and preserve Vietnamese customs by upholding the values of cultural involvement and educational advocacy. By teaching Vietnamese language classes in the youth community (SVT) and hosting an annual T·∫øt Festival at UCLA, VNLC enables individuals of all ages to engage in and become more aware of traditional Vietnamese activities.