Student Organizations

Our office supports several student organizations across multiple areas of focus. Here you can find a full listing of organizations and how you can get involved today.

Cultural Organizations

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  • African Student Union

    The purpose of Africa Students Union is to raise cultural awareness, diversity, and knowledge of the current issues that face Africa, provide insight, and address misconceptions about Africa. We are an organization that is dedicated to the education of support of African Culture by Africans and Non-Africans alike.

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  • Alliance of Latin American Students

    The Alliance of Latin American Students (ALAS) represents the rich diversity of Latin American cultures present at the University of Miami. Through cultural and professional events alongside student-led initiatives, ALAS serves to unite and empower Latin American students as well as students interested in learning about Latin America and the Caribbean. 

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  • Black Awareness Month

    Black Awareness Month is a series of events/programs that takes place in the month of February. These events are put together to celebrate and promote awareness of Black history and Black culture.

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  • Black Creatives Collective

    A supportive outlet bringing likeminded individuals together through creation and collaboration at the University of Miami.

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  • Black Female Development Circle, Inc.

    The purpose of Black Female Development Circle is to present vital knowledge in the form of mental and spiritual challenges to reshape thinking; provides mandatory practical life skills and specialized life skills that empower, and generate a stable environment of respect, admiration, and appreciation for our own kind and our contributions.

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  • Filipino Students Association

    FSA aims to promote unity, culture, and heritage of the Philippines and Filipino-Americans through ethnic dance, food, guest speakers, and cultural events; promote the welfare of our members; provide a positive social atmosphere for all members, and encourage participation in the University of Miami and Miami communities.

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  • Hairology

    We are the Natural Hair Hub of UM; the go-to for all hair and beard needs! The purpose of Hairology is to educate the University of Miami community and spread awareness about the diverse array of hair textures and types. Hairology aims to promote the acceptance of all hair in society and inspire individual confidence. We hope to help you love yourself from the outside in, starting with your hair. 

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  • Hispanic Heritage Month Committee

    The Hispanic Heritage Month Committee is a student organization linked to the Alliance of Latin American Students (ALAS) with the goal of promoting awareness and celebrating Hispanic and Latin cultures at the University of Miami. First celebrated at the U as “Hispanic Heritage Culture Week” in October 1989, Hispanic Heritage Month has evolved into a must-attend celebration recognizing the long-standing and remarkable contributions as well as influence of Hispanic-Latin Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

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  • Méxicanes

    The Mexicanes are a group of students interested in fomenting Mexican culture and traditions and tearing down walls that divide the University of Miami community. We are not nationality exclusive and welcome anyone who might relate to or learn more about our culture. The Mexicanes are involved in social and academic affairs, and one of our main goals is to create a safe and welcoming environment for our members and help them through the transition into a different culture to the one back home.

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  • Mission JA

    Mission JA is the University of Miami’s association for Jamaican students. Our purpose is to foster a sense of community, cultural identity and personal development among current University of
    Miami students of Jamaican backgrounds and promote cultural awareness to those of non-Jamaican backgrounds. We know it may be hard being away from home, so consider this a safe space to connect with your fellow yaadies. If you have a Jamaican background, join us to immerse further into the culture and connect like never before. If you’re just curious, find out more about our rich and unique culture when you join us. We can’t wait to see you! 

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  • National Council of Negro Women Inc.

    The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. was founded in 1935 by Mary McLeod Bethune to lead, empower, and advocate for Black women, their families, and their communities. Programming will be grounded in the Four for the Future: economic empowerment and entrepreneurship, mental and physical health, STEAM education, and public policy. NCNW will serve the UM community to create impactful leaders through mentorship, education, and service with the assistance of the accreditation, rich history, and national network from our National Headquarters. Welcome to the sisterhood!

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  • Planet Kreyol - Haitian Student Organization

    The purpose of Planet Kreyol is to unite and represent Haitian students at the University of Miami. It is our purpose to promote and coordinate active participation in academic, cultural, social, and political activities of Haitian students at the University of Miami.

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  • PorColombia 

    The UM Chapter of PorColombia began as the "Colombian Students Association" and has evolved into a strong network of proud students at the University of Miami. While one of the goals is to unite and represent Colombian students, PorColombia is not nationality exclusive and is welcome to anyone who might relate to our culture. Through cultural, professional, and philanthropic initiatives, PorColombia aims to educate and raise awareness of present and future opportunities to build a stronger and dynamic community where friendships that last a lifetime are formed.

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  • Swaggeraas

    Swaggeraas is the University of Miami's premier Garba-Raas team. Well, what exactly IS garba-raas, you ask? Garba-raas is a traditional Indian dance style originating in Gujarat, India. Umiami Swaggeraas and many other collegiate teams across the nation have used their passion for this high-energy dance form to create up-beat and exciting performances geared towards national competitions! 

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  • Unión Venezolana 

    The Unión Venezolana (UNIVEN) is a student organization whose purpose is to unite the Venezuelan community on campus as well as to celebrate our traditions and spread them to other students. UNIVEN also wants to contribute to students' personal and professional growth, and guide Venezuelan and other international students in their process of cultural and social adaptation at the U. Reactivated in 2004, UNIVEN strives to foster leadership and school spirit while creating a social and service-oriented network at the University of Miami for Venezuela

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  • United Black Students

    United Black Students aims to expose all members of the University of Miami community to the many facets of African American culture. Concurrently, we serve to unite, empower, and uplift African Americans through cultural, professional, and personal events and initiatives.

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Professional Organizations

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  • Black Student Leadership Caucus

    The Black Student Leadership Caucus offers the opportunity for black student organization and leaders to voice their opinions about campus programming, event planning, effective leadership, and role modeling. The members of the Black Student Leadership Caucus represent the black student population on campus. They work collaboratively to create a holistic experience that focuses on academic, professional and personal success.

    The following student organizations participate in the Black Student Leadership Caucus:

    • African Students Union
    • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
    • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
    • Black Female Development Circle
    • Brothers Overcoming Negativity and Destruction
    • Caribbean Students Association
    • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
    • Future Black Communication Professionals
    • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
    • National Association of Black Accountants
    • National Pan-Hellenic Council
    • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
    • Organization of Jamaican Unity
    • Planet Kreyol
    • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
    • Strong Women, Strong Girls
    • United Black Students
    • Yellow Rose Society

  • Brothers Overcoming Negativity & Destruction

    Brothers Overcoming negativity and Destruction (B.O.N.D) assists multicultural males in becoming role models for the community, promotes individuals to achieve success and sets a new standard and image for the urban male in today’s society. B.O.N.D upholds the principles of:

    • Promoting male pride by self-enrichment and self-education
    • Providing general academic, social and leadership support for males by incorporating all aspects of student life
    • Establishing leadership to provide political and social change on the University of Miami campus
    • Promoting academic achievement in the classroom as well as increase knowledge of self-outside the classroom
    • Removing all negative stereotypes associated with males by maintaining a positive image
    • Serving as exemplary models for males on campus and in the broader community

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  • Canes Invested

    The purpose of Canes Invested is to proactively teach and induce the building of generational wealth amongst students of color and marginalized communities.

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  • Caribbean Students Association

    The purpose of the Caribbean Students Association is to raise the level of awareness at the University of Miami and in the surrounding community of the cultural diversity of all Caribbean nations. CSA is more than just an organization as we are a family. We strive to encompass the unique traditions and cultures of the Caribbean countries. This is the thread that links us as people. In our diversity comes our commonality and we hope to educate our members and the greater University of Miami community about the melting pot we call our home. So come and help us celebrate our unparalleled vivacity here at The U!

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  • Latin Leadership Council

    The Latin Leadership Council aims to increase collaboration among the diverse student body for Latin and Hispanic-identifying students to voice their opinions about campus programming, effective leadership/representation, and advocacy at the U. Its purpose is to serve as the place to unite the University community and serve as a support system to the Latin and Hispanic population to foster educational and cultural activities.

  • Speak What You Feel

    Speak What You Feel (S.W.Y.F.) is a student-run organization that focuses on gathering people who are interested in all forms of poetry for social, practice, and competitive purposes. Our main focus is spoken word, but we encompass dance, painting, drawing, writing, music, photography...any and ALL forms of artistic expression!

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  • Unity Roundtable

    UNITY Roundtable brings together student leaders from the diverse cultural groups that the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) works with. Meetings are held every month and provide an opportunity for students discuss issues pertinent to the multicultural community, such as career planning, collaborative programming, support and guidance for multicultural student organizations, leadership development training and sharing of knowledge and resources. For additional information, please contact MSA at multicultural.studentaffairs@miami.edu.

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    The following student organizations participate in the Unity Roundtable Consortium:

    • African Students Union
    • Alliance of Latin American Students
    • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
    • Asian American Students Association
    • Black Awareness Month Committee
    • Black Female Development Circle
    • Brothers Overcoming Negativity and Destruction 
    • Caribbean Students Association
    • Colombian Students Association
    • Federación de Estudiantes Cubanos
    • Filipino Students Association
    • Francophone Association of Ibis Students
    • Hispanic Heritage Month Committee
    • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
    • National Association of Black Accountants
    • National Pan-Hellenic Council
    • Organization of Jamaican Unity
    • Russian and Eastern European Club
    • Planet Kreyol
    • STRIVE
    • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
    • United Black Students
    • Umiami SPARK
    • UPride
    • Veteran Students Organization
    • Yellow Rose Society

  • Yellow Rose Society

    The members of Yellow Rose Society recognize a need for cohesion amongst women at the University of Miami. By focusing on peer education, community outreach, academic achievement, and leadership, our organization intends to bring about this unity through the efforts of our members and the entire student population.

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Affiliated Organizations

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  • Asian American Student Association

    The Asian American Students Association (AASA) at the University of Miami promotes the awareness of Asian culture and the Asian American identity. Our goal is to build unity and strengthen communication among Asian and Asian American students, while educating the University community about our cultures and traditions. We are a cultural and social group.

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  • Asociación de Estudiantes Peruanos

    Asociación de Estudiantes Peruanos is committed to spreading Peruvian culture throughout the various campuses of University of Miami and beyond. Uniting all Peruvian students as well as students interested in learning about Peruvian culture. We act as a representative organization of students from the country of Peru through birth, citizenship, or ethnic origin. We welcome and encourage students to join our organization and will maintain open channels of communication with organizations and other bodies whose objectives, activities, and concerns are in line with those of Asociación de Estudiantes Peruanos. ARRIBA PERU! UNA SOLA FUERZA!

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  • First Gen Canes

    The purpose of First Gen Canes is to unite, empower, represent, and cultivate leaders among First-Generation college students at the University of Miami. It is our mission to promote and coordinate active participation in academic, cultural, professional and social activities of First-Generation College students at the University of Miami. 

    If you want to connect or collaborate with us, please email us at umfirstgencanes@gmail.com

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  • Indian Students Association

    The Indian Students Association at the University of Miami has built an exceptional presence on campus. As a leading, non-for-profit student organization with over 300 members, ISA is involved in hosting and organizing events that spread awareness of the rich and vibrant Indian culture; these include, Garba, Diwali showcase, Holi, and our annual end of year banquet! We constantly strive to support other Indian organizations on campus like SwaggeRaas, Hurricane Bhangra, UJhoom, Tufaan, UTaal, DePSI, and the Hindu Students Council by giving them avenues for performance and collaboration. In 2019 our efforts were recognized by winning COSO's Organization of the Year award as well as COSO's Creativity Award for one of our most celebrated event, Food Olympics! 

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  • Multicultural Nursing Students Association

    MNSA is for any student that has an interest in nursing and promoting awareness of health disparities as well as advocating for Nurses of all different backgrounds. Objectives: Unite students of all health professions in our common mission Enrich the academic and social experiences of nursing students at the University Provide an entity that address the specific needs of the multicultural nursing student Maintain a close relationship with our local state MSNA chapter Involve students in a variety of health promotion activities Increase health awareness among students and the general public Enhance the health care of minority communities and underserved individuals Facilitate access to health and social resources Increase the awareness of multicultural influences on health among students and general public

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  • Indigenous Heritage Committee

Cultural Celebration Committees

In addition to the organizations listed above, our office supports multiple student-led cultural celebrations. Each celebration is executed by a committee of students who are involved in every step of the planning process.

Learn More about our Cultural Celebrations

If you are interested in being a part of the committee and would like to help plan one of the events, or you would like information on becoming a sponsor, please contact MSA.