The primary source of cultural identification and celebration for AHANA students is through ethnic organizations. ASA, Umoja, SALSA, and NASA provide a forum for strengthening ethnic pride, heritage and awareness within the student body and the campus community. Enhancing the richness of cultural diversity, these organizations are the cornerstone of the multicultural college experience.
Alliance - Alliance is a group for GLBT students and straight allies, which exists to promote diversity and acceptance on campus. We hold weekly meetings and a number of events and activities throughout the year. We also act as an advocacy group on campus for GLBT students and issues. Alliance can be contacted at FairfieldUAlliance@hotmail.com.
Asian Students Association
The Asian Student Association seeks to spread the awareness of Asian culture on campus. Through various cultural activities and events, such as a Japanese Fall Festival and Chinese New Years, we hope to broaden the diversity of the university. Members of ASA participate in activities such as organizing and setting up for these events, visiting Chinatown in New York City, watching Asian films, and cooking traditional food, among other things. Members discuss issues of young Asian and Asian Americans who seek to better understand their cultural identities.
Spanish and Latino Students Association
The purpose of SALSA is to unite Latinos of all backgrounds, but at the same time infusing Spanish heritage into the Fairfield community.
(African American and Caribbean Student Association)
Umoja's purpose is to create, stimulate, and maintain cultural activities on campus, focusing on the African American and Caribbean cultures. Umoja also maintains a commitment to the political and social welfare of its members by sponsoring numerous social events, which promote multiculturalism both on campus and in the community.