On our campuses, diversity means more than skin color. Diversity includes the individual differences (values, personal interest, personality, learning styles and life experiences) and group/social differences(race/ethnicity, social economic class, gender, sexual orientation, country of origin, and ability, as well as political religious, age or other cultural values and affiliations) which are integral to the service of learning. At the same time, we stress the importance of inclusion as the campus engages in discussing diverse ideas in a globalized world. Learn more about Multicultural + Global Education
Quinnipiac celebrates diversity through a number of organizations dedicated to ethnic and cultural awareness that are open to all students.
Cultural + Identity Groups
Asian Student Alliance (ASA)
Members strive to expose the Quinnipiac community to Asian cultures through lectures, seminars, conferences and social events. The organization also acts as a support group to Asian students. Open to all.
Association to Maximize Italian Cultural Influence (AMICI)
American Italians and other members of the Quinnipiac community gather to share their love of the Italian culture.
Black Student Union (BSU)
Through cultural and educational activities such as lectures, films and conferences and events such as Black History Month, BSU promotes an appreciation of black heritage and black cultural and social contributions to American society. Open to all.
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Supporters (GLASS)
GLASS serves as a safe haven for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning students and all supporters at Quinnipiac University. In addition to providing a nurturing environment, GLASS will educate the University on issues confronting the gay and lesbian communities.
International Student Association
The International Dinner and the Cultural Dance are just two of the events this club sponsors as a way to promote an awareness of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The club is also devoted to helping international students with academic, social and personal adjustment to Quinnipiac University. All are welcome.
Jewish Student Organization (JSO)
The Jewish Student Organization (JSO) is a group of Jewish and non-Jewish students who come together on a weekly basis to celebrate the culture of Judaism. The JSO focuses on the social aspects of Judaism.
Latino Cultural Society (LCS)
LCS promotes a broader understanding of Latino culture through an array of educational, cultural, social and recreational programs. Open to all.
Quinnipiac Hellenic Society
Students of Greek and non-Greek descent come together to promote awareness of Greek culture throughout campus and participate in activities and fundraisers to help the Greek community.
Quinnipiac University College Chapter, National Association of Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. This organization has done more to change this country for the betterment of people of color, women and the disenfranchised than any other in the nation's history. The NAACP collegiate chapter at Quinnipiac carries out this mission and furthers this reputation throughout campus, spreading the idea of inclusivity.
Quinnipiac University Irish Club (QUIC)
QUIC promotes Irish pride across campus and through the community, by teaching students about different aspects of the country's culture and heritage. All are welcome.
South Asian Society (SAS)
The South Asian Society helps its members stay connected with their family values as well as their South Asian cultural roots. The group holds programs, functions and holiday festivities around campus to help spread awareness about the Indian culture and diversity. SAS shares knowledge of Indian culture through various events and participation in campus-wide showcases. It is designed to bring together the Indian community on campus, and welcomes all who are interested in Indian culture.
Women In Support of Humanity (WISH)
The purpose of WISH is to establish a broad constituency to work in pursuit of feminist ideals; social, political and economic equality for women and men, boys and girls. Also, WISH will study and take action on national, state, local and campus feminist issues and concerns.