Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion

Cultural Student Organizations

There are two ways to join an organization and one way to start a new club:
 
METHOD 1
The Involvement Fair will be on Friday, September 7, 2018 from 3p-5p in the IM Gym (DJ Lombardo Student Center).  Here you will be able to meet 100+ student organizations and other opportunities.  This is the best place to sign up for clubs, leadership opportunities, fraternities, sororities, academic clubs, intramurals sports, etc.
 
METHOD 2
Check out the current list of cultural student organizations by clicking here or explore all student organizations on campus by clicking here. Directly email student organization presidents or advisers to learn about dates/times/locations when specific clubs meet.
 
METHOD 3
Don’t see a club that peeks your interest?  Start your own!  Click here to learn how.
 
See our Cultural Organizations below:
 
Black Students in Action
Meet on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm in the Murphy basement
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The purpose of Black Students in Action is to promote the recognition and involvement of African American students, students of African descent and students of other ethnic backgrounds at John Carroll University. The organization holds the intention of creating a strong voice on campus and to make an impact on the decisions regarding students of the JCU Community. 
PositionFirst NameLast NameContact
PresidentZakiyyah Malikzmalik19@jcu.edu
Vice PresidentChristian Kincaidckincaid20@jcu.edu
Financial OfficerAudreyWilsonawilson20@jcu.edu
Head of CommunicationsMarandaWheatleymwheatley21@jcu.edu
Marketing ChairMartyWalkermwalker20@jcu.edu
Faculty AdvisorSheri Youngsyoung@jcu.edu
 

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African Dounia
Meet on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm in the CSDI Lounge (LSC 48)
The purpose of African Dounia seeks to promote the African continent, and its beautiful cultures and traditions.
PositionFirst NameLast NameContact
PresidentPhilGhansahpghansah19@jcu.edu
Vice PresidentAdilAbdulahiaabdulahi20@jcu.edu
Financial OfficerRomeOgetorogeto@jcu.edu
SecretaryBereketEndrisbendris20@jcu.edu
Marketing ChairAntone'aTaylorataylor19@jcu.edu
Faculty AdvisorTambaNlandutnlandu@jcu.edu
 
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Asian Pop Culture Club
No regular meeting times
Founded in 2016, Asian Pop Culture Club strives to introduce and inform the John Carroll Community on Asian culture and values. We highly encourage students to engage in activities that will strengthen their understanding of Asian traditions through the celebrations of different holidays and ceremonies. Asian Pop Culture Club also aims to provide a mutual ground for John Carroll’s community to address opinions on social issues pertaining to East/Southeast Asia. 
PositionFirst NameLast NameContact
PresidentLinhHuynhlhuynh19@jcu.edu
Vice PresidentAdrianaNelsonanelson19@jcu.edu
Financial OfficerPingMoupmou19@jcu.edu
SecretaryLyviaHallmanTaylorlhallmantaylor22@jcu.edu
Event PlannerKittyYuancyuan19@jcu.edu
Cultural LiaisonYanny Souysou21@jcu.edu
AdvisorKeikoNakanoknakano@jcu.edu
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Le Cercle Francais
Email mwilliams21@jcu.edu for information on meeting times!
Le Cercle Français is a space for students to discover the French language and francophone culture! Students of all levels of French are encouraged to participate. Members meet for bi-weekly events and organize trips off campus to experience French art, theater, film, and food!
PositionFirst NameLast NameContact
PresidentMayaWilliamsmwilliams21@jcu.edu
Vice PresidentMychaelaLauriamlauria19@jcu.edu
Financial OfficerMychaelaLauriamlauria19@jcu.edu
Faculty AdvisorMarthaPereszlenyi-Pintermpereszlenyi@jcu.edu
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LGBTQIA+ Allies
Meet on Wednesdays at 8:00 pm in the CSDI Lounge (LSC 48)
Allies is a group of LGBTQ persons and their supporters. We believe in the freedom and equality of all individuals and work to promote this in our daily lives. 
PositionFirst NameLast NameContact
PresidentAshleyBernettabernett19@jcu.edu
Vice PresidentAutumnFranzafranz20@jcu.edu
TreasurerJustinSpaydejspayde21@jcu.edu
Head of CommunicationsThomasVanZeelandtvanzeeland21@jcu.edu
Faculty AdvisorElizabethStilesestiles@jcu.edu
 
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Hillel
Meeting date and time TBD
 
Supporting Jewish students in the expression of their identity and providing opportunities for non-Jewish students to enhance their understanding of the Jewish world. 
PositionFirst NameLast NameContact
PresidentNicholasAbdallahnabdallah19@jcu.edu
Vice PresidentSeanCainscain19@jcu.edu
Financial OfficerSeanCainscain19@jcu.edu
Public Relations ChairNoahPaulsennpaulsen20@jcu.edu
Rising Student LeaderJonathanPelegjpeleg21@jcu.edu
Faculty AdvisorGailArnoffgarnoff@jcu.edu
 
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Latin American Student Association (LASA)
Meet on Tuesdays at 8:00 pm in the CSDI Lounge (LSC 48)
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The primary purpose of LASA is to provide the opportunity for students of Latin American heritage and their friends to meet on a regular basis, organize activities, and increase the number of Latin American students on campus and the awareness of our presence and value to the University at large.

PositionFirst NameLast NameContact
PresidentBrenanBetrobbetro19@jcu.edu
Vice PresidentGabriellaFloresgflores20@jcu.edu
Financial OfficerDianaRios Guerrerodriosguerrero20@jcu.edu
Director of CommunicationsCelineRivera@jcu.edu
Faculty AdvisorGloriaVaqueragvaquera@jcu.edu

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Middle Eastern Student Association (MESA)
Will meet every other Wednesday – time is TBD
MESA’s goal is to introduce students to the diverse cultures, people, and ideas of the Middle East. We are inclusive to all students from all backgrounds and we encourage all students to attend our events. Some of our main events include: Middle Eastern Dinners, Hookah Nights, and a bi-annual Hafleh (festival).
PositionFirst NameLast NameContact
PresidentAyoubHarbaharb21@jcu.edu
Vice PresidentOpen Position
Financial OfficerZeljanaOpacakzopacak20@jcu.edu
SecretaryOpen Position
AdvisorMona DeBazmdebaz@jcu.edu
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Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS)
Meeting date and time TBD
The Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS) is devoted to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians here at JCU. MAPS is committed to providing educational workshops, medical resources, and networking opportunities to the students on campus.
PositionFirst NameLast NameContact
PresidentCarmenBookercbooker19@jcu.edu
Vice PresidentTaylorNashtnash19@jcu.edu
Financial OfficerSereen Nasrallahsnasrallah20@jcu.edu
MAPS/SNMA LiaisonMadiEdgemedge20@jcu.edu
SecretaryArikaQuinonesaquinones20@jcu.edu
Public Relations OfficerAshuraPowellapowell19@jcu.edu
AdvisorRalphSaporitorsaporito@jcu.edu
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Muslim Student Society (MSS)
Friday prayer @ 2pm | Interfaith Prayer Room in Grasselli Library 
The Muslim Student Society invites you to weekly Friday prayer service! We will be in the interfaith room (second floor of the library) at 2:00 pm! All are welcome to observe and we highly encourage you to attend! 
PositionFirst NameLast NameContact
PresidentSalmmanAhmedsahmed21@jcu.edu
Financial OfficerSanaGhibasghiba21@jcu.edu
SecretaryDiabDemaddiab19@jcu.edu
Public RelationsJihan Aitelcadijaitelcadi19@jcu.edu
Faculty AdvisorZekiSaritoprakzsaritoprak@jcu.edu
 
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