Registered Student Org Directory

This is a complete list of all Registered 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 Sisters in Action (AASIA)
Box 9012
AASIA aims to raise awareness on issues affecting Asians, Asian Americans, minorities and other communities of color; create a safe space for Asian, Asian American and minority students; fight social, economic and political injustice; and train and empower student leaders for change.
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, 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 (formerly South Asian Student Association)
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!
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 (PSC)
Box 9083
Make 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 an inclusive and close-knit student organization that aims to celebrate and share Filipino culture, history, and tradition with the Mount Holyoke and Five College community. Through our events and collaborations, we also hope to foster a close network of Filipinas, Filipina-Americans, and friends--including students, faculty, and alumnae--supportive of our mission.
MEChA de Mount Holyoke
Box 9068
MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan) is an organization which seeks to empower the Chicana/o community through political activism and education. It began in the 1960s as part of the Chicano Movement. In March of 1969, over one thousand Chicana/o students gathered for the National Chicano Youth Liberation Conference in Denver, Colorado, sponsored by Crusade for Justice, the first Raza civil rights organization in the US. It was followed a month later by a larger conference at the University of California in Santa Barbara. The documents written at these two conferences, El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan and El Plan de Santa Barbara, called for some community empowerment, cultural recognition, appreciation of a sense of history, Chicana/o studies at all levels of education, political involvement and greater access to education. One of the ways to achieve those goals was the creation of MEChA. Soon after, many different Chicano, Mexican-American and Latino student organizations took up the name and ideas across the country. The purpose of MEChA at Mount Holyoke College is to provide a forum Chicana/o activism in the political sphere encompassing, but not limited to, social, cultural, and educational issues. MEChA is committed to seek an end to the exploitation of the Chicana/o community, to raise awareness of Chicana/o issues through self-education, and to recruit amongst the youth in order to promote self-determination.
MHACASA - Mount Holyoke African and Caribbean Student Association
Box 9070
The Mount Holyoke African and Caribbean Student Association was formed in January 1993 out of the need for an organization that puts issues of Africa and the Caribbean at the top of its agenda. MHACASA is an organization in which African and Caribbean students can come together and educate one another and the Mount Holyoke community about the place from which they come, and thus make a concerted efforts to eradicate the stereotypes created by mass media and ignorance.
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.
Box 9107
OUTreach is a collective of Mount Holyoke LGBTQIAP+ students who facilitate LGBTQIA+ community, collaboration, and activism, both on and off campus.
Russian Club
Box 9050
Russian Club's mission is to educate the community on topics pertaining to Russian and Eurasian history and culture, as well as provide a space where Russian speaking students can come together.
Students Against Mass Incarceration (SAMI)
Box 9006
SAMI's mission statement is to raise awareness about the prison industrial complex, political prisoners, and recidivism.
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.