Mulitcultural Student Organizations

Mulitcultural Student Organizations

MIPS provides time, space, and resources to students so that they can create a nurturing, expressive, and supporting environment among themselves and with the greater St. Kate's community. Explore the current multicultural student organizations below. To get involved with any of the organizations you can attend the Activities Fair in September or contact the respective organization directly.

Asian Women's Association (AWA)

The Asian Women's Association is a networking organization for Asian women. The Asian Women's Association represents the interests of Asian students, educates and promotes awareness of Asian cultures and issues and perspectives to the university community.

Meetings occur every other Thursday from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the St. Mary's Lounge in St. Mary Hall on the St. Paul campus.

Contact awa@stkate.edu for more information on club meetings, events, and how you can get involved.

Black Student Association (BSA)

The Black Student Association provides an environment for all black students on campus to discuss issues – past, present, and future – affecting black students and the needs of black students at the university, as well as the entire community at large.

Meetings occur Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Student Org Center of the Coeur de Catherine (CdC) on the St. Paul Campus. 

Contact bsa@stkate.edu for more information on club meetings, events, and how you can get involved.

International Students Organization (SCISO)

The St. Catherine International Students Organization is open to all students at St. Catherine, but is specifically organized by and for international students. SCISO is a coalition group for International students at St. Kate's. It encourages respect and understanding for cross-cultural and international backgrounds. SCISO also encourages support from American students who are interested in learning more about other cultures. A few SCISO events include Dandia, Africa Night, International Education week, and International Potluck.

The purpose of SCISO is to:

  • promote cultural awareness among the campus community,
  • provide socio-cultural support to its members,
  • advocate for and represent members' concerns,
  • provide social and educational programming.

Meetings occur Fridays in CdC 287, in the Coeur de Catherine (CdC) building on the St. Paul Campus.

Contact sciso@stkate.edu for more information on club meetings, events, and how you can get involved.

Latina Student Association (LSA)

The Latina Student Association provides a system of support for Latina students, brings greater awareness of issues concerning Latina students, and offers service to the broader Latina/o community in the Twin Cities.

Meetings occur Thursdays from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. in the Student Org Center in the Coeur de Catherine (CdC) building on the St. Paul Campus. (Occasionally the meeting place is changed due to space availability; check your email for updates).

Contact lsa@stkate.edu for more information on club meetings, events, and how you can get involved.

Muslim Student Association (MSA)

Muslim Student Association provides a community of support, services, activities, and interaction to all Muslim students at St. Kate's. MSA sponsors Ramadan Awareness Day. They host a dinner and a fast-a-thon, sponsor a speaker, and coordinate a food drive. 

Meetings occur Thursdays from 12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m. in the Abigail Q. McCarthy Center for Women in the CdC on the St. Paul Campus.

Contact msa@stkate.edu for more information on club meetings, events, and how you can get involved.

Southeast Asian Student Association (SEASA)

St. Catherine University’s Southeast Asian Student Association (SEASA) aims to unite and empower the Southeast Asian community on campus to spread awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the cultures of Southeast Asia to all students by hosting events and by collaborating with other cultural clubs and organizations on campus.The group is also established to provide a home away from home for students of Southeast Asian descent at St. Catherine University where cultural needs can be met in a safe and familiar environment. 

Contact seasa@stkate.edu for more information on club meetings, events, and how you can get involved.

SHE Pab: Voices of Hmong Women

The mission of SHE Pab is to promote Hmong culture, language, arts and history. SHE Pab's purpose is to enhance cultural awareness through community service, events, and collaborations.

Meetings occur every other Tuesday from 12-1pm in Rauenhorst-Morrison Seminar Room in Rauenhorst-Morrison Hall on the St. Paul campus.

Contact shepab@stkate.edu for more information on club meetings, events, and how you can get involved.

Women of Color

Women of Color celebrates and fosters an appreciation of diversity through the creation of a safe and supportive environment. The group strives to educate themselves, the community and sisters of all ages. It aims to provide a system of support for students of color and to actively deal with issues relevant to women of color. Women of Color also works to bring about a greater awareness of the diverse cultures that exist in and outside of the college community. Women of Color serve as positive role models to St. Kate's and the surrounding community, and strive to be Women of Excellence. Women of Color sponsors clothing drives, hosts spoken word events, and holds potlucks.

Contact Rebecca Roepke (rroepke@stkate.edu) for more information.

Meetings occur in the MIPS Lounge (CdC 280) on the St. Paul Campus.

Multicultural Circle

The Multicultural Circle is an informal discussion group which meets weekly on the Minneapolis Campus and gives students an opportunity to talk about current issues and programs, and any concerns they might have. The MC Circle provides students with space to explore and develop their voice and see what they have in common as well as appreciate their cultural diversity. The social gatherings are informal. Come join the fun and conversation.

Contact Coventry Cowens (crcowens@stkate.edu) for more information.

Meeting times vary, but they occur in the MIPS Office Lounge (121 Old Main Building) on the Minneapolis campus.