Multicultural Student Organizations

The Department of Student Involvement is a dedicated to supporting and advocating for all of our students from various backgrounds. Students often find expression through our student organizations. There are over 10 multicultural student organizations available for students to join. You can also search the most up-to-date list of multicultural student organizations on OrgSync. Organizations include:

 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is an International Service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington D.C. on January 15, 1908. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is the first Greek Lettered organization established by African-American college-educated women. Our mission is to be of "Service to ALL Mankind."

 

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African Americans was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, by seven college men who recognized the need for a strong bond of Brotherhood among African American collegiate men. The Fraternity intitially served as a study and support group for minority students who faced racial prejudice, both educationally and socially, at Cornell.

 

Black Student Union
The Black Student Union has been deeply ingrained and involved on Loyola's campus since it was first started in 1969. We pride ourselves on promoting diversity across campus and engaging the student body through our social and educational programs and events.

 

Brothers for Progress
Brothers for Progress "B4P" is a leadership development program offered by the Department of Student Involvement in the Office of Student Affairs. The goal of the program is to support successful transition into the collegiate environment and to increase the graduation rate of men of color on Loyola's campus. B4P offers interactive programming which focuses on issues concerning social, academic, and personal development.

 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. 
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a public service organization founded on Christian principles with an emphasis on scholarship, service, and sisterhood. Twenty-two dynamic women founded this organization on the campus of Howard University in 1913.

Genesis Gospel Choir
Genesis Gospel Choir is a group of singers with a mission to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ through music and service. Alongside these things, Genesis fellowships together through socials, concerts and simply spending time with one another.

International Student Association
The International Student Organization is the principal multicultural organization in campus dedicated to the promotion of international culture at Loyola. We serve as the nexus of the international student community and as guides to US students who wish to discover the world outside their borders.

Living Our Vision Everyday (L.O.V.E.)
L.O.V.E serves to foster a legacy of sisterhood, support in academia, mentorship, leadership, community service, and overall excellence. As a sisterhood, our goal is to equip each woman with the essential resources for navigating life beyond the classroom. With the understanding that we are not alone, LOVE aims to cultivate leaders of tomorrow through the guidance of one another. Upholding our motto, “Sisterhood as a Standard,” we will liberate our sisters through servicing our Loyola community and communities around the world. Our biggest goal is to educate the mind, ignite the fire, spark the passion, and illuminate the world.

Loyola Asain Student Organization
The Loyola Asian Student Organization is dedicated to promoting the awareness of Asian culture on Loyola’s campus, as well as within the New Orleans community.Our goal is executed through the various services that we provide to other campus organizations, the New Orleans community and to ourselves. LASO strives to unite people of all ethnic backgrounds and to bridge all cultural gaps that may inhibit diversity.
 
Multicultural Leadership Council
The Multicultural Leadership Council serves to ensure integration and cooperation between multi-cultural organizations and the University, and shall ensure integration and cooperation among the different multicultural organizations on campus.

Muslim Student Association 
The Muslim Student Association is a worldwide organization open to students of all faiths. Its main goals are to promote an educational and informative outlook of Islam that helps to address and eliminate misconceptions of the religion today. It is to provide a new perspective of life and one’s role in it, and to enlighten both Muslims and non-Muslims through camaraderie and solidarity. It aims to provide a platform where students can freely discuss religion and foster interfaith and cultural understanding.

National Pan-Hellenic Council 
The National Pan-Hellenic Council is the governing body for six historically African American fraternities and sororities at Loyola University New Orleans: Alpha Kappa Alpha; Alpha Phi Alpha; Delta Sigma Theta; Kappa Alpha Psi; Phi Beta Sigma; Zeta Phi Beta. NPHC ensures collective programming and cooperation among the member organizations, so that each organization can uphold its mission and provide service to the community. The NPHC Executive Board hosts programs throughout the year such as Meet the Greeks, NPHC Week, and more.

Queer Student Alliance
The Loyno QSA creates a community for all LGBTQ people and their allies. We are dedicated to promoting awareness, educating the Loyola campus, and fostering equality.

Student Advocates for Gender Equality
Student Advocates for Gender Equality (SAGE) was founded in 2011 with the purpose of breaking down gender stereotypes and expectations. We focus on providing awareness of all gender identities through meetings, fun socials, and campus-wide programming, such as Loyola's 1st Annual Transgender 101 Workshop.

Students Against Sexual Assault
Students Against Sexual Assault seeks to combat the normalization of sexual assault, victim blaming, and cultural proliferations of unhealthy masculinity by altering the way in which people hold others accountable for their actions and view of society. Education, advocacy, and service are the primary tools that SASA uses in this pursuit of a safer, more egalitarian community.

Student Peace Initiative
The Student Peace Initiative is a student-run organization concerned with raising the prospects for hope, renewal, and peace through an increased awareness and understanding of global and local issues

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. 
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded on the simple belief that sorority elitism and socializing should not overshadow the real mission for progressive organizations - to address societal mores, ills, prejudices, poverty, and health concerns of the day. 

We encourage you to check them out and get involved in the activities that interest you! If you are interested in starting your own Multicultural Student Organization, visit our Student Organizations page to find out the steps to charter an organization. 

 

Contact

If you have any questions about the Multicultural Student Organizations, please contact Courtney Williams, Associate Director of Student Involvement atcwilliam@loyno.edu or at 504-865-3621.