Keilah Davis | Editor-in-Chief
In college (and especially at a predominantly white one), many incoming students look for organizations that allow them to connect with students of similar cultural backgrounds. Many also seek to learn about a culture different from their own. Since NC State has over 700 student organizations, there are many opportunities to engage with, and learn from, various racial, ethnic and religious groups. Here are a few that host signature annual events:
Mi Familia is a social, cultural and political organization for Latinx students and culture. Last year, Mi Familia celebrated its 15th year at NC State with a Quinceañera.
Signature Events: Every year, Mi Familia events hosts Somos, a showcase of Latinx culture. Mi Familia also sponsors many programs during Latinx History Month.
University Activities Board’s Black Students Board
The mission of University Activities Board it to produce quality programming “for the students, by the students.” Black Students Board, one of UAB’s six committees, hosts programs throughout the year that educate the NC State community about African American culture.
Signature Events: BSB coordinates Pan-Afrikan Week, a week-long celebration of culture throughout the African diaspora.
Native American Student Association
Native American Student Association provides community for Native American students while education the NC State community about Native American people and cultures.
Signature Events: Native American Student Association’s signature events include a Powwow, an Indigenous People’s Day celebration and Native American culture night. NASA also hosts programs during Native American Heritage Month.
Muslim Students Association
Muslim Students Association connects Muslims on and off campus while educating the community on Islam.
Signature Events: MSA’s Islam Fair is an interactive event for participants to engage in discussion and learn about Islam. MSA also hosts the annual Prayer on the Lawn, which demonstrates the sunset Maghrib Islamic Prayer.
These are just five of the student cultural organizations at NC State. You can check out these groups and more at Campus Connections during Wolfpack Welcome Week in August.
Asian Students Association
Asian Students Association focuses on educating the NC State community about Asian culture.
Signature Events: Asian Students Association hosts Asia Night, an annual culture showcase. In addition, Asian Students Association, along with affiliated organizations, hosts programs during NC State’s celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month.