Students at UW-L are active and engaged through involvement in various student organizations. Student organizations offer opportunities for leadership, friendship, growth, cultural competency development and more. Help advance UW-L’s Inclusive Excellence efforts by joining and/or supporting one of the below student organizations. Membership is open to all!
Awareness through Performance (ATP)
Promotes greater consciousness around social justice, diversity, and climate issues on the UW-L campus and beyond. Using the stage as their forum, ATP students creatively challenge systems of privilege and oppression and strive to plant seeds of social responsibility, inspire critical thought, and spark a campus-wide conversation.
Black Student Unity (BSU)
Establishes and promotes the fellowship, education, empowerment, and positive awareness of issues concerning the survival, success, and development of Black students on the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus.
A Residence Life group devoted to social justice and diversity. Broadening Horizons students combat hate, yearn for widespread acceptance and respect, and like making new friends.
Diversity Organization Coalition (DOC)
A coalition of student organizations created to advocate issues related to academic transitions, culture, social class, geography, spirituality, race, gender, ethnicity, ability, sexual identity, and gender identity/expression, while forging critical alliances and bridges to create a supportive environment through academic and personal connections on the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus and community.
Promoting Education (HOPE)
A Hmong student organization to promote higher education, cultural preservation, cultural awareness, and self-sufficiency. Membership is open to any individual on campus or in the community who is interested in promoting the ideas of HOPE.
Intercultural Organization Promoting Awareness (IOPA)
Provides students of multi-ethnic identity or other interested students an outlet to share their experiences with each other, bring awareness and better understanding about the positive and negative aspects of being a multi-ethnic individual, and benefits multi-ethnic students with academic, social, and cultural opportunities.
Dedicated to helping international students at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with their academic, social, and cultural development. ISO provides opportunities for students to expand their insight on different cultures of the world by participating in educating and strengthening UW-L campus students and La Crosse community members.
Latin American Student Organization (LASO)
Fosters and promotes the Latin American culture throughout the campus and La Crosse community. LASO serves as a medium of cultural exchange between other ethnic groups on campus, and bring together Latin American students who are interested in learning about their heritage.
Native American Student
Serves as a safe place for students to discuss topics and plan events around Native American student issues. NASA plans many events throughout the year, including, fundraising, arts and crafts and other community involvement events. Joining NASA is an exciting new opportunity to meet new friends and learn about some of the Native American cultures.
Brings together progressive thinking individuals to encourage ecological wisdom, social justice, non-violence, global awareness, post patriarchal values, respect for diversity and personal as well as social responsibility. The group focuses on actions of peace to promote and raise awareness of these issues.
Rainbow Unity (RU)
Provides lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, asexual individuals, and their allies (LGBTIQQAA) QPOC (Queer People of Color), and students with a safe environment, emotional and social support, and opportunities to develop leadership and communication skills. RU collaborates with the Pride Center, Eagle Equity Committee, Campus Climate Office and the Diversity Organizations Coalition to provide the campus and community with educational opportunities regarding LGBTIQQAA issues.
Returning Adult Student Organization (RASO)
Promotes, on campus and within the community, the interests of returning adult students. Students who are resuming their education and are at least 23 years of age are eligible for membership. RASO provides mutual encouragement and support for academic success and social opportunities.
Potential Ability (SAPA)
A group of students, with and without disabilities, who are committed to raising awareness of disability issues. Through fun, hands-on activities, members have an opportunity to learn and to teach others. Essentially, the mission is to demonstrate the potential ability and capabilities of persons who happen to have a disability.
Students for a Free Tibet (SFT)
Educates and promotes awareness of human rights issues in Tibet; Educates students, faculty and community members about Tibetan culture in the efforts to preserve it; and Brings together those who are interested in learning more about the Tibetan heritage and culture.
Veterans Association (SVA)
Assists veterans with their transition from the military life to college life. This comes in any form ranging from help finding where to eat on campus, how to relate with your fellow students, filling out paperwork for your benefits, to anything you can think of.
Student Association (WSSA)
Provides students, as well as the La Crosse community, advocacy for women's issues. WSSA involves the community by also being a member of NOW (National Organization of Women). WSSA initiates activities for UW-L students and the La Crosse community in the area of Women's Studies.