Clubs and Organizations
Out-of-class learning and growth experiences involve participation in student organizations. Appalachian State University boasts over 200 clubs and organizations. As part of these 200 some odd organizations, there are around 20 or more clubs/organizations that focus on multicultural interest. Whether you are interested in Greek Life, service organizations, or one of our umbrella groups such as Native American Council or Black Student Association, the possibilities are numerous. You are encouraged to contact the organizations you are interested in through the information provided here.
* These clubs are academic, language-focused organizations.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Chapter: Omicron Kappa
Founded: 1908, Howard University
At Appalachian: December 11, 1987
Colors: Salmon Pink and Apple Green
AKA was founded to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, and to be of service to all people. This chapter has sponsored programs such as Adopt-A-Freshman and a spades tournament. Their service projects include tutoring at a local elementary school and Adopt-A-Street.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Chapter: Pi Nu
Founded: 1906, Cornell University
At Appalachian: January 17, 1985
Colors: Black and Old Gold
Alpha was founded on the basis of scholarship, manly deeds, and love of all mankind. The Alphas have given numerous hours of community service through their outstanding membership. One significant project the Alphas sponsor is entitled "Alpha Week", which includes activities for students, an appreciation banquet for Black faculty and staff, and service to the community. The Pi Nu chapter has also taken youth on trips to such places as Washington, DC.
Appalachian African Community
Purpose: To serve as a resource for non-Africans seeking to learn more about Africa and to help incoming African students adjust to campus life.
Appalachian State University Gospel Choir
Purpose: To promote a sincere Christian atmosphere in the area of gospel music.
Hayes School of Music
Asian Student Association
Purpose: To establish an environment for shared experiences among Asian/American students and friends of the association.
Baha'i Unity Club
Purpose: To further the tenets of the Baha'I Faith, to invite those interested to investigate the Faith, to promote unity of mankind, to foster understanding, love, and fellowship on this campus by sponsoring events, etc.
Black Student Association
Founded at Appalachian: 1991
Purpose: To be a voice and empower all minorities on the campus of Appalachian State University.
Chinese Culture Club
Purpose: To assist members with enhancing their knowledge of the Chinese language and to introduce Chinese customs and traditions to the ASU community.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Chapter: Rho Theta
Founded: 1913, Howard University
At Appalachian: May 6, 1991
Colors: Crimson and Cream
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. A sisterhood of more than 200,000 predominately Black college educated women, the Sorority currently has over 900 chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Republic of Korea. The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization's Five Point Thrust of: economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, political awareness and involvement.
Hispanic Student Association
Founded at Appalachian: 1997
Purpose: To establish a context for shared experiences among Hispanic students and to increase university awareness of the Hispanic presence on campus.
Hmong Society Club
Founded at Appalachian: 2010
Purpose: Educate others about the Hmong people and their culture
Jewish Students of Appalachian (HILLEL)
Founded at Appalachian: 1996
Purpose: To congregate for Jewish services and social activities.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Chapter: Mu Epsilon
Founded: 1911, Indiana
Founded at Appalachian: November 18, 1983
To participate and facilitate on campus as well as off campus events to assist and direct positive energies toward the African American community, as well as promoting diversity and understanding of unity on a predominantly white University Campus.
Korean Culture Club
Korean Culture Club is now an official club at Appalachian State University. While we do have a website, this group is our networking group for quick information, updates, and encourage any and all members to post whatever Korean awesomeness they wish! At Korean Culture Club, we share an interest in Korean culture, cuisine, language, and traditions. We are not just a club for those who already know Korean culture, but are a teaching club- teaching facts, recipes, language, and pop culture. We hope to spread and become one of the most recognizable and influential clubs on campus, working closely with Asian Students Association, Chinese Culture Club, Japanese Culture Club, LINK, and many more!
Ladies Elite Service Club
Founded at Appalachian: 1991
Purpose: To serve the community and campus and unify African-American women.
Minority Men’s Leadership Circle
Purpose: To empower and lead the way for minority men to carry themselves as they should here on the campus of Appalachian State University.
Minority Women’s Leadership Circle
Founded at Appalachian: 2008
Multicultural Culinary Club
Purpose: To raise awareness of hunger issues around the world.
Muslim Student Association
Purpose: MSA hopes to expose Appalachian to Islam and Middle Eastern Culture. We welcome people from all backgrounds as we strive to bring cultures together and learn more about the Middle East.
Native American Council
Founded at Appalachian: 1994
Purpose: To help members understand their Native American heritage and to organize various activities for the surrounding community.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Chapter: Psi Mu
Founded at Appalachian: April 7, 1984
Colors: Purple and Gold
The Psi Mu Chapter strives in everyway possible to promote and preserve the four Cardinal Principles of Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift. Our goal as a chapter and as whole is to create the greatest thinking African Americans at Appalachian State University. Since the initial presence of Omega Psi Phi at this university in the Spring of 1980, we have strived hard to fight through adversity to promote a positive image of collegiate African American males. Anyone interested in receiving more information on our illustrious fraternity is encouraged to visit our national website at www.omegapsiphifraternity.org
Order of Black and Gold
Founded at Appalachian: 1998; Reestablished: 2001
Purpose: To actively volunteer time and funds to the community.
Pagan Student Association
Founded at Appalachian: 2002
Purpose: To facilitate understanding, dialog, and education about earth-based spirituality, witchcraft, and alternative lifestyles on the ASU campus. All religions and beliefs are welcome.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C., January 9, 1914, by three young African-American male students. The founders deeply wished to create an organization that viewed itself as "a part of" the general community rather than "apart from" the general community. They believed that each potential member should be judged by his own merits rather than his family background or affluence. The Alpha Alpha Rho Chapter has worked tirelessly to promote the high ideals of our organization. We regularly volunteer at Boone's Hospitality House and have our annual Sleep-out for the Homeless. We have also become advocates for the Appalachian ACCESS Scholarship Program in our Annual Sigma's About ACCESS fundraiser.
Pulse Dance Crew (formerly known as H20 Hip Hop Oasis)
Purpose: Learning and training of hip hop (with some ballet and modern) dance to perform at various events of the school.
SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Alliance)
Founded at Appalachian: 1993
Purpose: To provide information and emotional support, acceptance, and understanding to the membership and the campus at large, and to promote understanding and acceptance of all sexual orientations.
Founded at Appalachian: 2007
Purpose: Provide a vehicle for support, social activism, and education on sexuality and gender expression.