Affinity Clubs

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Overview

All students are encouraged to learn and celebrate the wide-variety of cultural, ethnic , and identity diversity present at Fairfield. Enhancing the richness of cultural diversity through student clubs and organizations is the cornerstone of a multicultural college experience outside of the classroom. These clubs abd organizations allow for students to engage with others around shared interests and identities.  The Office of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs works closely with these clubs and organizations to provide support and leadership development. 

A club fair each fall allows students the chance to join any of the established affinity clubs and organizations, but students may form new clubs according to their interests or students can visit each groups OrgSync page to find out more information on joining.

Fairfield United

Fairfield United, under the direction of the Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs office, represents the different multicultural, affinity, and special-interest groups at Fairfield University. This body is comprised of members from the different clubs that meet monthly to provide support and leadership development of members to appreciate their own background, interests, values, and beliefs as well as the diverse background of other student groups. In addition, Fairfield United works collaboratively with members to sponsor cultural events for underrepresented students. 

AAUW: American Association Of University Women

A group that fosters community and is open to all who would like to further the empowerment of women in various aspects. Men are also welcomed.

Alliance: LGBTQ+ And Ally Group

Alliance is a group for LGBTQ students and 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 LGBTQ students and issues.

ASA: Asian Student Association

The purpose is to help expand the knowledge of Asian culture and promote the importance of diversity on campus among our club members, the university population, and nearby communities.

BSU: Black Student Union

The Black Student Union is a club that aims to enhance the overall experience of black students through multiple avenues including campus programming, community service, peer to peer mentoring, networking opportunities, and by providing a safe space for these students to exist at our University.

Caribbean Club

The purpose of this organization is to create a safe and welcoming environment to all who are from the Caribbean region and anyone with a different, cultural background; as well as making cross-cultural connections and forming one’s identity as we explore what it means to be from the Caribbean.

CSA: Commuter Student Association

The Commuter Student Association is an organization that supports the unique needs of our commuter students. Specific activities and events are planned that best fit the needs and schedules of our commuter students.

Distinguished Gentlemen

To create a better understanding of community among men of all backgrounds through discussion, service, and social events which will also form more intellectual and better men on campus as men for others. Members must be committed to justice and the betterment of the community. They will also be expected to not discriminate other members no matter their creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, or etc. As members they will be expected to dress and act appropriately at all events whether it be a service event or social event. In order to remain an active member it is crucial to attend meetings and community service events.

MSA: Muslim Student Association

The aim and purpose of the Association is to serve the best interest of Islam and of the Muslims at Fairfield. We aim to; promote unity and joint action among Muslims and non-Muslims, conduct social, cultural, religious, and other activities in the best interest of Islam, arrange and hold congregational prayers and Islamic religious festivals at appropriate times, promote friendly relations between Muslims and non-Muslims, and endeavor to make Islamic teachings known to interest Muslims and non-Muslims.

Performing For Change

Performing for Change is an organization that speaks out about social injustices using spoken word, acting, poetry, singing, dancing, etc. We create original shows once or twice a year, and we are also involved in other club's events.

Remixx

Remixx is Fairfield University’s Hip-Hop Dance Team. We are a diverse group of students unified by the shared love of music and dance. We believe that the combination of these two art forms can bring people joy, place an emphasis on art and encourage self-expression. In essence, we are individuals seeking to be the best versions of ourselves, and have found a space to laugh, learn, grow, and de-stress through our Remixx experience. We share our love of dance with the rest of the Fairfield community through various performances, and our annual Fall and Spring showcases.

SALSA: Spanish-American And Latino Student Association

Our mission is to promote Hispanic and Latino culture throughout the Fairfield community. We are also committed to offering our members the opportunity to learn about and embrace the heritage, celebrations, beliefs, and current events surrounding the Latino community.

SASA: South Asian Student Association

The mission of SASA is to increase awareness and educate the Fairfield University community about South Asian cultures. The purpose of this association is to promote and celebrate the various aspects of South Asian culture through events, fundraisers, seminars, and other social activities. SASA is open to everyone who wants to know more about South Asia, its culture, and its people.

Fuego Intenso

Fairfield University Latin & Caribbean Dance Group, where we emphasize on teaching the Fairfield Community traditional dances through fun approaches. Those who choose to are invited to dance at certain events throughout the semester!

Diversity Recruitment Team

Under the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, The Diversity Recruitment Team (DRT) works to foster a community of inclusive excellence through recruitment, increased visibility, and support of students from historically under-represented populations, which include, but are not limited to, students of color, first generation, low income, students with disability and LGBTQIA students, by bridging the gap of connection between current students and prospective students.

National Student for Black Engineers

This organization strives to create a safe environment where students can prosper within their field of interest. Also, this organization seeks to provide opportunities for members to excel and learn more about the engineering communit

Jou’sur

In Arabic, Jou’sur means “bridges,” which is what this club hopes to accomplish – bridging gaps within the Arab community and the outside world. Jou’sur seeks to provide a platform for Fairfield University’s Arab and Arab-American students. We also hope to provide multiple opportunities in the form of discussions, panels, and programs, so that non-Arab students can interact with Arab culture, norms, and politics. By providing these options for an immersive experience into Arab culture, we hope to deconstruct harmful stereotypes that pervade in the media, academia, and in overall society, while also fostering intra-Arab relations between different communities.

FIESTA: Filipino Intercultural Entity Standing Together as Allies

FIESTA is a safe space for not only for Filipino Americans but for all students to converse and get to know/ better understand the Filipino culture. We want the club to be a Kapamilya (which means family).

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