Diversity & Inclusion Student Organizations
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: TBA | Advisor: Dr. Alphonso Simpson, Jr.
The purpose of the Association for Diversity in Healthcare is to provide opportunities and exposure to undergraduate students from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in biomedical science and healthcare.
President: Juan Padilla Mendez | Co-Advisors: Drs. Carlos Salazar Jr. & Maria Graf
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: Elijah McCauley | Advisor: 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: Roxane Perreault | Co-Advisors: Dr. Yoshiro Hanai & Shoko Hanai
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.
The UWO Tri-Alpha First-Generation College Student Organization’s objective is to celebrate first-generation college students on our campus.
President: Ashley Hooyman | Co-Advisors: Cordelia Bowlus & Elisabeth Arguello
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 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: TBA | Advisor: Dr. Carlos Salazar, Jr.
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: Fong Yang | Advisor: Kaonue Xiong
HOPE has been a recognized student group at UW Oshkosh since 1998. HOPE is an educational, advocacy, and support organization for the gender, sexual, romantically, and spiritually diverse LGBTQIA+ students and advocates. Each year we host events for Coming OUT week, Transgender Awareness Day, and our UWO Drag Show. HOPE strives to encourage and empower students while providing a social environment for the LGBTQIA+ population at UW Oshkosh and in the surrounding community.
President: G Krenke | Advisor: Rich Marshall
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: TBA
Fox Cities Campus
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: Woojin Jung | Advisor: Destiny Phillips | Anthony Lenski
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: TBA | Advisor: Dr. Heidi Nicholls
The Multicultural Club is devoted to providing students the opportunity to become aware of diversity issues at UWO-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. UWO-FDL is a Fair Trade University with a commitment to global justice. We encourage our campus community to be conscious consumers who advocate for the values of Fair Trade.
President: TBD | Advisor: Kathy Strong-Langolf
Fond du Lac Campus
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
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
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.
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: Eve Hawpetoss | Advisor: Eliza Farrow