for Inclusive Excellence
Diversity & Inclusion Student Organizations
African American Studies Club
The purpose of the African American Studies Club is to promote the relevance of the cultural and historical significance of the African Diaspora to the individual student and the UWO community.
President: Ene Idoko | Co-Advisors: Dr. Alphonso Simpson, Jr. & Dr. Denae Powell
Black Student Union (BSU)
The purpose of the Black Student Union (BSU) is to create a positive African American voice on campus and in the community. BSU focuses on the educational advancement of all students while encouraging cultural awareness, current issues, leadership development, and building a strong alliance with organizations and resources on campus. BSU addresses the advancement of students through cultural, educational, and civic activities. BSU develops and encourages students to participate in all events to develop students’ sense of ownership, worth, and belongingness to the organization. The overall goal of BSU is to strengthen and motivate one another through cultural and academic activities.
President: Jayla Ross | Co-Advisors: Daphne Lewis & Wendell Ray
The purpose of Club Nippon is to help with the understanding of the Japanese culture. We do this through fun activities to experience the culture directly while our informed exec board member can explain the activities in more detail. We aim to inform our members of true Japanese culture in order to dispel stereotypes and spread understanding and diversity. Therefore, building bridges and connections between UW-Oshkosh students and Japanese students and making UW-Oshkosh a more culturally understanding campus. It is open to all students interested in learning about any aspects of the Japanese culture or language, but it is not a language club so speaking Japanese is not required.
President: Makayla Sina | Co-Advisors: Dr. Yoshiro Hanai & Shoko Hanai
Divine Voices of The Valley Gosphel Choir
The Divine Voices of the Valley Gospel Choir welcomes all students of all races, ethnicities, and faith backgrounds who want to explore and enhance their spirituality through gospel music and praise-singing. Founded in the Fall 2019, the choir serves as an inspirational and performance-oriented choir/recruitment tool open to anyone who wants to join. We also invite anyone from the Fox Valley Region/Oshkosh community to join us in rehearsals and if they would like to perform with us, we are open and welcoming! There is no audition needed. We believe that in order to praise God through singing, experiencing, and appreciating gospel music, there is no required level of music ability.
President: Jessica Smith | Advisor: Dr. Alphonso Simpson, Jr.
Fond du Lac Pride Alliance
The purpose of the UW-Fond du Lac Pride Alliance is to provide a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gender, queer, questioning individuals and allies to socialize, discuss, build awareness and community, address issues and prevent discrimination and harassment. The purpose and the activities of the organization are lawful and shall not be in any conflict with university policies and regulations.
President: TBD | Advisor: Marisa Darcourt
Fond du Lac Campus
Gentlemen of Excellence (GOE)
Gentlemen of Excellence is a social and cultural student-led group committed to improving the personal and professional growth of male students in the areas of leadership development, and service projects in the Oshkosh community.
President: Kobe Allen | Co-Advisors: Jarrius James & Dr. Carlos Salazar, Jr.
Hmong Student Union (HSU)
The Hmong Student Union (HSU) is a student organization which promotes educational, social and cultural values at UW Oshkosh and in the community. HSU offers various educational and cultural activities focused on the Hmong culture and provide opportunities for students to interact with other students & campus community and gain leadership and personal development skills. What can I gain from being part of HSU? Learn responsibility, teamwork and leadership skills. Explore the richness of the Hmong culture. Receive academic and social support. Make new friends!
President: Yingyakia Vang | Advisor: Dr. Mai See Thao
International Culture Club
Fox International Culture Club is a place to have a cultural exchange with international students and domestic students. The club spreads the awareness and understanding of the culture, tradition, and values of the different countries represented by students at UWO Fox Cities. It helps international students expand their circle of friends internationally. The club helps students to widen their views of cultural understanding or knowledge and builds their communication abilities by interacting with people who have different backgrounds
President: Aika Akagi | Advisor: Jackie Connell
Fox Cities Campus
Inter-Tribal Student Council (ITSC)
The Intertribal Student Council (ITSC) serves as a space for Indigenous students and allies to come together in community, to laugh, learn, and support one another. ITSC is one prong on the campus that promotes education and cultural understanding on Indigenous topics and issues through involvement with social activities, academics and community outreach. We provide Indigenous centered events for both the Native and non-native campus community, raising visibility of Indigenous peoples. We engage and contribute to the ever-changing landscape in policies, language, and systems in place, advocating for inclusivity and an inter-tribal community, rooted in Indigenous voices and teachings. We create opportunities to learn more about our own identities in community, and ultimately provide time and space to be whatever it is we would like to be as an organization, year to year, cohort to cohort.
President: Hallie Lemke | Advisor: Dr. Heidi Nicholls
International Students Association (ISA)
The International Student Association (ISA) is a student-led organization that is open to everyone interested in learning and interacting with different nations and cultural backgrounds. ISA plans and coordinates a variety of programs to enrich students’ lives as well as enhance international understanding and friendships amongst the campus as a whole. ISA promotes awareness and understanding of the international student community at UWO.
President: Yilan Lin | Advisor: Kelsey McDaniels
Multicultural Club/Fair Trade
The Multicultural Club is devoted to providing students the opportunity to become aware of diversity issues at UW-Fond du Lac and inviting the student body, faculty, and community to be involved in activities to promote inclusivity by breaking down of barriers that separate cultures.
President: TBD | Advisor: Kathy Strong-Langolf
Fond du Lac Campus
Multicultural Student Coalition (MSC Board)
The Multicultural Student Coalition strives to promote student leadership and success through fostering a passion for diversity in our community by offering and promoting a variety of cultural experiences and serving as a platform and voice for multicultural issues.
President: Jamie Zavala-Martinez | Co-Advisors: Alyssa Reyes Bolante & Mai Lee
Our mission is to provide a safe and inclusive social environment for GSRD and/or queer students of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO). We will strive to accomplish this mission by: having group discussions, sharing our experiences, and validating one another.
President: Aspen McCarry | Co-Advisors: Rich Marshall & Maddie Wiles
Rainbow Alliance for H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Perceive Equality)
Rainbow Alliance for H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Perceive Equality) has been a recognized student group at UW Oshkosh since 1998. Rainbow Alliance for HOPE is an educational, advocacy, and support organization for the gender, sexual, romantically, and spiritually diverse LGBTQIA2+ students and allies community. Each year we host events for Coming OUT week, World AIDS Day, Transgender Awareness Day and TDOR, National Day of Silence, and many other events. HOPE strives to encourage and empower students while providing a social environment for the LGBTQIA2+ population at UW Oshkosh and in the surrounding community.
President: Angela McLaughlin | Co-Advisors: Maddie Wiles & Rich Marshall
Student Organization of Latinos (SOL)
Student Organization of Latinos serves to promote student leadership and success by planning social and cultural events about issues concerning Latinos.
President: Lydia Medina | Co-Advisors: Esmeralda Delgado & Maria Graff
The Impact Movement
Impact is a campus ministry geared towards black students and open to all who want to come. We love to build community on campus, meanwhile growing your faith and developing leadership skills.
President: Moriah Weeks | Advisor: Dr. Alphonso Simpson, Jr.
Women’s Advocacy Council (WAC)
The Women’s Advocacy Council (WAC) is a student group on campus dedicated to feminist activism. WAC’s mission is to incite University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (UWO) students to become politically and socially active in creating gender equity. WAC is a trans-inclusive group that centers intersectional feminism and is open to all genders.
President: Brianna Storino | Advisor: Eliza Farrow