Recognized Student Org Directory

This is a complete list of all Recognized Student Organizations. Individual organization websites are linked as available and updates are the responsibility of the student organization.

It is the responsibility of the groups to decide whether they will make their contact information public or not. If you see an Organization that you are interested in, contact Student Programs to be put in touch with them.

Cultural & Ethnic Organizations

Arab Association, MHC
Box 9063
The MHC Arab Association aspires to increase awareness on the Arab culture and identity. Those interested in learning and being part of a unique cultural experience are encouraged to join us in our activities and meetings. The events aim to present facets of the countries in the Middle East and Africa including cuisine, literature, art and current events. The involvement in the association will be complimentary to students studying the Arabic language or the Middle East.
Asian American Students in Action (AASIA)
Box 9012
Asian American Students in Action (AASIA) was founded at Mount Holyoke College in 1992 to address and bring about awareness affecting Asians in America. It serves as a support group and a voice for AAPI students on campus. AASIA also works to unite the AAPI community with other groups for students of color and other allies against racism and social and economical injustice.
Asian Students Association (ASA)
Box 9001
ASA is an inclusive organization aimed to celebrating Pan Asian heritage while increasing awareness of and appreciation for people of Asian decent and their varied cultures within Mount Holyoke and in the wider community.
Association of Pan-African Unity - (APAU)
Box 9002
APAU, an organization for persons of African descent and allies, plans and implements activities and programs designed to increase awareness of Africa's unique and diverse cultural heritage within the Mount Holyoke and the Five College community. APAU also serves as a support group that facilitates social activities to bring women of color together. APAU serves as a safe space for students of the African Diaspora and all who share, believe and support the philosophies, traditions and values of APAU.
AWAZ
Box 9095
AWAZ is established to spread greater awareness and inspire appreciation of South Asian culture and heritage through cultural showcases, public dialogue and other interactive endeavors engaging those of the Mount Holyoke community and beyond.
Chinese Cultural Association (CCA)
Box 9027
The Chinese Cultural Association (CCA) is an organization dedicated to helping students learn about and share the Chinese culture and it's beauties. We seek to promote multicultural awareness at Mount Holyoke College and the surrounding communities. We hope to foster a sense of community among its members, to create a family aboard. In addition we also want people in our communities to experience new customs and traditions that make up the Chinese Culture. We want to also note that you are not required to be Chinese to be a member. The Chinese Cultural Association at MHC welcomes anyone who wants to learn more about our culture, make new friends, or anyone that just wants have a good time!
FAMILIA
Box 9105
Familia is a space for LGBTQ\Queer People of Color to meet and feel safe.
KASA (Korean American Sisters Association)
Box 9061
KASA aims to increase awareness of Korean and Korean-American culture both on and off campus and help multi-generational minorities establish and define their identities through events and cultural education.
Kuch Karo: Pakistani Students for Change
Box 9083
Kuch Karo: Pakistani Students for Change is a social activism organization on campus that makes a difference through fundraising for important causes; encouraging political awareness and participation; creating an optimistic and positive attitude about Pakistan and giving a forum to think of critical solutions for the country's major problems.
La Unidad
Box 9005
La Unidad is an organization for those who self-identify as Latina, identify with the culture and language of Latin American countries, and allies to come together to express their identities through cultural, educational, and social activities. Through these activities, we heighten awareness of one another, as well as those in the community at large. We come together to establish a network of communication with other MHC, Five-College, and community organizations. We hope to continue this network among faculty and administration. The Ortega Cultural House is a designated safe space for Latin@s on campus-more inclusive space that supports Latin@s in higher education.
Liga Filipina
Box 9064
Liga Filipina is a Mount Holyoke College student association promoting Filipino culture, understanding, and awareness. It is an inclusive group, open to anyone interested in learning and teaching others about the Philippines and its culture.
MEChA de Mount Holyoke
Box 9068
M.E.Ch.A. de Mount Holyoke College provides a forum for Chican@ activism in the political sphere regarding social, cultural & educational issues.
MHACASA - Mount Holyoke African and Caribbean Student Association
Box 9070
MHACASA shall have the following purposes: a) To be a support group for African and Caribbean Students in the Mount Holyoke College Community. b) To sponsor activities that will bring African and Caribbean Culture to the Mount Holyoke College Community. c) To inform the Mount Holyoke College Community about Africa and the Caribbean and to provide awareness of current and pertinent issues concerning Africa and the Caribbean. d) To cooperate with other Student Associations at Mount Holyoke College, and elsewhere, when appropriate. e) To form a network with African and Caribbean Alumnae of Mount Holyoke College. f) To aid in the recruitment of African and Caribbean students from Africa, The Caribbean, and the African and Caribbean Diaspora.
Nepali Student Organization (NEPSO)
Box 9038
The Nepali Student Organization is a place for all Nepali students, friends, and well-wishers to come together for a common ground of shared interests. The club seeks to promote awareness about Nepali culture among the Mount Holyoke community and further contribute to the diversity of the campus. We also seek to raise awareness about social, economic and politico-cultural challenges in Nepal, ranging from basic education, health care and gender equality to human rights through dialogues and lectures.
OUTreach
Box 9107
OUTreach is the umbrella LGBTQIAP+ student organization that aims to promote unity in the queer community through connecting with various groups both on and outside of campus. We hope to serve as a resource for LGBTQIAP+ students, as well as a catalysts for change on campus by combating transphobia, misogyny, transmisogyny, ablism, racism, lookism, islamophobia, and other sources of oppression within our communities through critical discussions and intergroup organizing. OUTreach strives to create a safe, confidential space that fosters community building.
Russian Club
Box 9050
The mission of Russian Club is to further explore Russian language, history, culture, and art outside the classroom, as well as provide opportunities for the community to be exposed to such things, and to foster the Russian [speaking] community at Mount Holyoke.
Vietnamese Student Association
Box 9114
Established in 2003, Mount Holyoke College Vietnamese Student Association (MHC VSA) is a student organization located in South Hadley, Massachusetts. We provide a warm and casual environment and offer a myriad of social and educational activities that promote Vietnamese culture. We seek to rekindle the essence and beauty of Vietnam through dance, music, discussion, and of course, food. Belonging to a school member of the Five College Consortium, we also frequently collaborate with other VSAs at Smith College, Amherst College, Hampshire College, and University of Massachusetts at Amherst.