Below is a list of many of the DU campus' student organizations focused on identity, diversity and social justice. A similar list is available for PDF download. Many of these groups are also active with CME's Joint Council. Visit or contact their respective sites or leaders for additional information. Please let us know if your organization would like to be added or updated.
Asian Student Alliance (ASA)
ASA, formerly CAPSA, addresses the issues that Asian-American youth face today. Their mission is to provide an academic, political, and social support group for each Asian-American student through community events aimed at promoting cultural awareness, volunteering in the local community, and networking on campus.
Black Student Alliance (BSA)
BSA promotes diversity within the University community by providing educational programs and speakers as well as liaisons among the DU community, the African-American Alumni Association and Denver's African-American community. The organization also encourages academic excellence, personal achievement, cultural awareness and recruitment of African-Americans and other minorities.
Latino Student Alliance (LSA)
LSA fosters unity among people of Latino background and the campus community through promoting and exploring diversity awareness at DU. The organization helps Latino students maintain a good academic standing and works toward fostering a better understanding between Latino students and the surrounding community.
Muslim Student Alliance (MSA)
MSA is a non-exclusive organization comprised of DU students who are interested in building bridges between the Muslim minority on campus and the greater DU community. It is meant to create a support a support system for Muslims at DU and bring awareness to events happening in the Islamic world.
National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH)
NSMH is a student run organization that is dedicated to increasing diversity and inclusion within the hospitality field. Their aim is to educate in order to aid in the recruitment, retention, support and advancement of minority students in the hospitality industry. The organization is dedicated to building and maintaining relationships between hospitality professionals and minority students in ways that encourage lifelong commitment to the organization. Everyone is welcome, and you do not have to be a minority or Hospitality major to join.
Contact: email@example.com | Website: http://www.nsmh.org
Native Student Alliance (NSA)
NSA strives to create an awareness of cultures, and current and historical issues in Native America on the University campus while providing an environment in which Native American students can commune with one another and orient themselves in a larger world. The NSA works to create ties both on and off the DU campus to maintain a sense of Native American community.
Advisor: Billy J Stratton, PhD, Ast Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dept of English
Out for Business
Out for Business is an educational and professional forum designed to further the interests of Daniels College of Business students who identify themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. The organization’s members comprise an important social network and represent the GLBT community to the college. The group is especially interested in connecting with Daniels' alumni and friends who are interested in connecting with the college’s GLBT student group.
OUTlaws is comprised of a group of law students committed to legal and social education and change. The organization is open to all members of the University community, regardless of orientation or identity. OUTlaws organizes educational programs on topics such as the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, hate crimes and same-sex custody issues. In addition, the group hosts social events to give students the opportunity to network with members of Colorado's Gay and Lesbian Bar Association.
Pi Lambda Chi Latina Sorority, Inc.
The mission of Pi Lambda Chi is to create a strong sisterhood and an educational support network for women on college campuses. Pi Lambda Chi seeks to preserve Latina/o culture and history, as well as to promote education and community service in the Latina/o communities surrounding their campuses. The Epsilon chapter of Pi Lambda Chi at DU was established in the spring of 2006. Pi Lambda Chi welcomes ladies of all ethnicities and backgrounds. Together, their sisterhood is creating positive change in the DU community and in the larger community.
Contact Epsilon Chapter President, Miriam Estrada
Pioneer Veteran Students
This group, new for fall 2011, is working to connect military veterans to one another and resources, and to advocate for increased recognition and support of veteran students by the DU administration and campus community.
Website: see www.du.edu/cme/veterans.html | Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/DU-Pioneer-Veteran-Students/151719974848479
Queer Straight Alliance (QSA)
The Queer Straight Alliance is a primarily undergraduate student group welcoming gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning queer and ally students. The groups meets weekly, sponsors campus-wide observances (such as National Coming Out Day) and participates in area social, educational and advocacy events.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/qsadu
For LGBTIQ & Ally students at the Korbel School of International Studies.
Contacts: Lynnette.Schweimler@du.edu or Alex.Sheldon@du.edu
Shades of Brown Alliance (SOBA)
SOBA is a student organization that strives to offer a "safe place", supportive, and encouraging environment for all individuals of color, allies, staff, faculty, and alumni of GSSW to learn, voice, escape, mature and positively confront and address the issues people of color experience as a part of the GSSW experience.
Contact email@example.com or see website
Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.
Motto: Opportunity for Wisdom, Wisdom for Culture
ΣΛΒ is the first and only Latino-based fraternity at the University of Denver; the Upsilon Gamma chapter has been active at DU since September 15, 2007. Since 1986 this brotherhood has been operating under the 4 guiding principles of cultural awareness, brotherhood, community service, and scholarship with aspiration of improving our community and ourselves. Today, ΣΛΒ is the fastest growing Latino fraternity with chapters from coast to coast. Because ΣΛΒ is a non-traditional fraternity, it does not have a house on-campus (nor does it want one). Throughout its past, the Lambda Betas have spread the message of positive change in the Latino Community by setting an example of pride and wisdom in our culture. There is still a lot of work that needs to be performed, but together we can make a positive difference in society and our community.
Contact Joel Cruz or Evan Romero or visit national website www.sigmalambdabeta.com for more information.
Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.
Motto: Culture is Pride, Pride is Success
The Omicron Delta Chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc., has been a part of the DU community since 2009. The mission is to support women in their academic endeavors, promote leadership, acknowledge individuality, and empower women of distinction. Our Five Principles are Academics, Community Service, Cultural Awareness, Social Interaction, and Morals & Ethics. This organization proudly represents cultures from 110 different nationalities and has a network of 3,000 sorority sisters nationwide. A Gamma comes in all shapes, colors, sizes, and ethnicities.
Contact Lammi Adem or Alicia Sanchez or visit national website http://slgdenver.wix.com/slgdu for more information.
Vietnamese Student Association (VSA)
The Vietnamese Student Association’s activities range from cultural celebrations, community service, and fundraisers to social gatherings. The organization feels that there is so much potential for further establishing the Vietnamese community’s presence here in Colorado and at the University. They are committed to being informed and active leaders. In addition, their aim is to generate friendship and harmony between the Vietnamese community and others of different race through better mutual understanding.