Location: Bowdoin / Multicultural Life / Student Organizations

Africa Alliance

The goal of the Africa Alliance is to promote and encourage cultural and intellectual education about Africa at Bowdoin and the surrounding community as well as providing academic and social services and activities that aim at creating awareness about the ever-changing intellectual and cultural world we live in. The Africa Alliance also aims to promote African Unity by collaborating with organizations with similar goals.

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African-American Society

The goal of the African-American Society is to support all of its members academically and socially in order to help them reach the highest levels of achievement on campus. We strive to be a strong-knit, inclusive community. Through dialogue and programming we also work to enrich and inform the campus about issues that affect minorities, particularly African-Americans and blacks.

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South Asian Association

Vanakkam, Namaste, Balle Balle! Anokha is Bowdoin College's South Asian Association. Our mission is to share the vibrant culture of South Asia with the Bowdoin campus and Brunswick community through the celebration of traditional festivals, dance, and educational events.

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Arabic Club

Arabic Club is composed of students interested in exploring the Arabic-speaking world through cultural events, film screenings, discussion panels and guest lectures. Though it began as an attempt to provide language instruction through student-led classes, it now has a less of a language component, but will coordinate a weekly language table with the official class.

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Asian Student Association (ASA)

The objective of the Asian Students Association is to establish a relationship among students interested in Asian cultures and to bring multicultural awareness of these cultures to Bowdoin and the greater Brunswick communities. Biweekly meetings give students the opportunity to participate in East- and Southeast- Asian cultural activities. Campus wide events are to promote multicultural awareness and to further diversity recruiting.

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Bowdoin Christian Fellowship

The Bowdoin Christian Fellowship (BCF) under the advisory of InterVarsity, an evangelical campus missions organzaiton, provides support for Christians and organizes faith-based discussions, outreach, and community service events.

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Bowdoin Queer Straight Alliance (BQSA)

BQSA provides a safe and supportive club for LGBTQ students and their allies. Our activities range from social gatherings, to awareness and activist events depending on member interest.

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Catholic Students Union

The Catholic Students Union is about sharing our college and faith experience as brothers and sisters in Christ. We are a student faith organization that gathers to worship, learn, and serve.

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Circolo Italiano

Circolo Italiano is a group open to all that provides/hosts activities, events, movie viewings, and social functions/outings surrounding Italian culture, history, and language. Additionally, the group looks to promote or co-sponsor speakers, events, presentations, and programming that benefits the said mission of the group

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Hillel

Bowdoin Hillel is both a religious and social organization that serves as a source of Jewish life, community, culture, and tradition to students, faculty, staff, and members of the MidCoast Maine community. The Hillel offers a wide-ranging schedule of Jewish activities on an otherwise very hectic and secular campus. This includes an extensive Rabbi-led service schedule for the High Holidays on campus (Reform), Shabbat dinners, Sukkah building, club-wide Chinese-food buffet dinners, holiday parties, Jewish movie nights, speakers, and many other events.

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International Club

International Club plans events and programs that support the international student community as well as serve to educate the broader Bowdoin community.

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Korean American Students Association (KASA)

The Korean American Students Association is committed to promoting cultural awareness and understanding on Bowdoin campus. KASA aims to reach its goal through the various political, social and cultural events held throughout the year.

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La Famille Francophone

The goal of La Famille Francophone (the French Club) is to practice and learn conversational French through games, movies, sports, and food. We hope to immerse ourselves and the larger campus community in French culture, to better understand the French and ourselves. We also hope that this will be an outlet for students to share their varied experiences in francophone countries.

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Latin American Student Organization (LASO)

The Latin American Student Organization is a cultural group whose focus is to spread cultural awareness, provide a home away from home for students, and be an academic support system.

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Native American Student Association (NASA)

It is the mission of NASA to create and maintain a supportive environment for Native American students and to increase awareness of Native American cultures on campus and within the community through a collaboration of Native American and non-Native American students.

NASA strives to develop a supportive space for the unique struggles faced by Native American peoples in order to help improve academic success and individual growth of these students.

NASA also believes at that it is essential to foster a community of learning and growth with people from all backgrounds; inclusiveness is central to our mission.

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