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Student Organizations

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Student Organizations

Students at UWL are ACTIVE! Student organizations offer many ways to contribute your skills and expertise to advancing the Inclusive Excellence initiative.

This page lists the organizations with diversity roles, but remember that IE is a campus-wide initiative that involves EVERY student organization on our campus!

Diversity & Inclusion related orgs

Asian Latinx African Native American+ Womxn ALANA came onto the UWL scene in 1990 and continues today as an empowering organization who engages members in education, celebration, and awareness of womxn's rights and multicultural issues of society. We highly encourage anyone to join us! Black Student Unity We welcome everyone to support Black Student Unity in celebrating black culture, promoting awareness, advocating for equality and fostering unity within the black community of UW-La Crosse. All are welcome! DREAM (Disability Rights, Education, Activism, and Mentoring) A student organization for people with and without disabilities. We are committed to raising awareness of disability issues through fun educational activities and presentations, so our members have an opportunity to learn and teach others. Hmong Organization Promoting Education The Hmong Organization Promoting Education (HOPE) is one of the most active diversity organizations on campus. Our mission is to advocate for the needs and concerns of students from the Hmong community as well as provide opportunity for leadership. Intercultural Organization Promoting Awareness IOPA exists to provide a social environment in which students can relate and talk about multi-ethnic identities and/or interracial relationships. It is also a great source for reducing the oppression and increasing the appreciation of diversity. International Student Organization The International Student Organization (ISO) helps international students to better understand American society, foster international relationships, and promote international awareness on the campus and in the community. Latin American Student Organization Meetings: Thursday 6pm 1403 Centennial The Latin American Student Organization promotes the Latin American culture throughout the campus and La Crosse community. We serve as a medium of cultural exchange between other ethnic groups. Rainbow Unity Rainbow Unity is UWL's sexual orientation, romantic attraction, and gender identity group on campus. We meet biweekly Tuesdays at 7:00pm-8:00pm in 3114 Student Union. Check out our instagram @uwlaxrainbowunity to keep up to date with our event schedule! Student Veterans Association The Student Veterans Association assists Veterans in their transition from military life to college life, and provides camaraderie among service members. This comes in many forms such as finding where to eat, relating to fellow students, and much more. Transform Transform is UWL's gender identity group on campus. We meet biweekly Thursdays at 6:00pm-7:00pm in 3314 Student Union. Check out our Instagram @uwlaxtransform to keep up to date with our event schedule!

More Student Organizations

Awareness through Performance (ATP)
We are Awareness through Performance. On our campus, we are not only students, but also change agents and leaders. We are committed. We are passionate. We are both learners and teachers. We are diverse in our identities and experiences and most importantly, we are willing to share our stories. The mission of Awareness through Performance is to promote greater consciousness around social justice, diversity, and climate issues on the UWL campus and beyond. Using the stage as our forum, we creatively challenge systems of privilege and oppression and strive to plant seeds of social responsibility, inspire critical thought, and spark a campus-wide conversation.

College Feminists
We are the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department Organization. We focus on inclusivity and intersectionality by promoting equality and awareness on campus. We do so by hosting, facilitating, and sponsoring events that align with feminist beliefs with the intention to educate students and create conversations surrounding feminism. We also meet every other Wednesday as an organization at 7pm in Centennial 3313 to plan events and discuss current events. 

Diversity Organization Coalition (DOC)
DOC is 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.

First-Generation Organization (FGO)
A first-generation student is one who's parents did not attend 4 year university or complete a bachelor's degree. We hope to create a community in which first-generation students can connect with each other as well as share experiences and helpful tips.

Native American Student Association (NASA)
The Native American Student Association, NASA, is an organization whose members are students and community members. The goals of the NASA members are to support each other in educational, social, and cultural endeavors. Members range from strongly traditional to non-traditional. NASA organizes and helps plans events on campus and in the community which include: Indigenous People's Day, the Widening the Circle Conference, the La Crosse Three Rivers Powwow, and other events.

Returning Adult Student Organization (RASO)
This organization 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.