Asian and Pacific American Student Union (APASU)
The purpose of the Asian Pacific American Student Union (APASU) on campus is to provide a social support group for Asian Pacific American students and those interested in Asian cultures and to offer activities for awareness of Asian Pacific American cultures. It is also exists to generate an atmosphere of discussion and action concerning Asian Pacific American political issues.
APASU Web site
Black Student Union (BSU)
The Black Student Union at the University of Puget Sound was founded in 1968 by three students, the original BSU had nine active members. Currently, the BSU has over 40 active members/ allies, which include Students, Faculty and Staff. The BSU has had a long history here at UPS, and is one of the campuses oldest clubs. BSU has been responsible for implementing and demanding many changes for the betterment of all students of color.
B-GLAD (Bisexuals, Gays, Lesbians and Allies of Diversity) is Puget Sound's Queer-Straight Alliance. B-GLAD is a supportive community of queer and ally students, affirms all sexual orientations, genders and identities. Group members work through social, political, and educational activism for equality for all sexual minorities.
B-GLAD Web site
Community for Hispanic Awareness (CHispA)
The Community for Hispanic Awareness provides support for students of Hispanic heritage. We welcome all students to take part in our organization who would like to learn about Hispanic culture. Through social events we strive to educate students, faculty and staff about the richness of the many Hispanic cultures.
Hui-O-Hawai'i aims to share the culture of Hawaii with the campus community. The club consists of undergraduate and graduate students who are either from Hawaii or want to learn more about Hawaii while making great friends and having good times.
Hui O Hawai'i Web site
Hillel/Jewish Students Organization (JSO)
The goal of the Hillel is to promote an awareness of the Jewish way of life and history by having a club open to all Puget Sound students, staff and faculty. The Jewish Student Organization maintains an open forum where its members are able to teach, learn, and discuss Jewish traditions, beliefs, and current issues affecting students today.
JSO Web site
Muslim Student Alliance (MSA)
The MSA works to support Muslim students and those interested in learning more about Islam. The MSA holds events and educational programs open to the entire campus community.
Muslim Student Alliance Web site
Pagan Student Alliance (PSA)
The Pagan Student Alliance discusses and educates on the topics of Wicca, Paganism, and Witchcraft. They work to promote understanding and tolerance in the larger community and to provide places for Wiccans, Pagans, and other sympathetic or interested parties to learn, feel safe and express their views. Pagan Student Alliance Website
Vulva Anti-Violence Alliance (VAVA)
The Vulva Anti-Violence Alliance is a club that is committed to ending violence towards women. VAVA provides outreach and awareness through meetings, programs, and sponsorship of campus events. VAVA is also the primary sponsor of the campus production of the Vagina Monologues. VAVA is open to both men and women who want to learn and share more about how to end violence towards women.
VOX (Voices for Planned Parenthood)
VOX deals with issues of reproductive rights and sexual health. Our club goals are to increase awareness and education within our club of reproductive rights and sexual health issues. We strive to create and inspire involvement with these issues through mental and physical participation in our club and in the campus community.