Affinity Groups

The University of Denver supports many groups representing the diversity of our institution. From student organizations, to faculty and staff associations, DU hopes to foster and support affinity groups of all kinds.

Check out all of our groups below. Don't see a group you think should be available? Let us know!



Black Student Alliance

The University of Denver’s Black Student Alliance is an organization dedicated to promoting cultural awareness and solidarity on campus. One of our organization's main focuses is to foster the personal development of our membership, and to encourage them to become active community contributors.

President, Makia Jones

Asian Student Alliance

The University of Denver Asian Student Alliance focuses on the academic, political, and social aspects pertaining to the Asian American population on the DU campus through community events aimed at promoting political awareness and education, volunteering in the local community, and networking on campus.

President, Chau Phan

Latino Student Alliance

The purpose of the Latino Student Alliance is to create and provide a strong and positive support group for Latino populations on campus through the promotion of cultural awareness and inclusion.

President, Carina Garfio

Biracial and Multiracial Alliance

BAMSA provides a space for students of mixed heritage and those interested in issues of mixed heritage to express their concerns and interests to each other and the University of Denver community at large.

President, Jordan Mohler

Muslim Student Alliance

The Muslim Students Association (MSA) at DU is a non-exclusive student organization comprised of students at the University of Denver who are interested in building bridges between the Muslim minority on campus and the greater DU community.

President, Amina Bouayad

Queer Student Alliance

The purpose of QSA is to educate members within the DU community about issues that are being faced by the LGBTQIA community. We seek to teach about our history and to celebrate our struggles, victories, and diversity.

President, Queen Wilkes

Vietnamese Student Association

The Vietnamese Student Association is an organization dedicated to shaping and enabling the leaders of tomorrow by increasing awareness of world cultures, diversity, and personal heritage in the context of modern society and issues and to creating a supportive and cooperative community to bring forth the talents and strengths of our constituent members.

President, Jeannie Doan

Native Student Alliance

The Native Student Alliance is a student organization at the University of Denver mainly consisting of (but certainly not limited to) students and faculty of Indigenous descent. Our focus is to increase awareness and educate the DU, and greater Denver community about Native sociopolitical issues, all to push for social justice and a more inclusive, diverse community.

President, Danella Hall


The university’s first and only student organization for first generation students dedicated to building community and raising awareness.

President, Chris Florez

Advisor, Jasmine Pulce, M.Ed.

Undergraduate Womens Council

We, the Feminist Student Alliance, strive to empower undergraduate students at the University of Denver to be their authentic selves through action, discussion and awareness. We are committed to maintaining a sustainable student voice as the FSA works to create support for gender and women’s issues.

President, Emma Decker


Hillel is the center of Jewish life on campus. We are an integral part of campus social, cultural, educational, political, and religious life. Hillel at DU provides opportunities for Jewish students and those interested in Judaism to build Jewish community on campus.

Presidents, Samantha Hyman, Sonya Raab and Paul Sherman

Black Graduate Student Association

Find out what's going on for black grads at DU!

Contact, Darren Harvey

Graduate Women's Coalition

The Graduate Women's Council contributes to the holistic development of the University of Denver community through a feminist approach to empowerment. We provide leadership opportunities, foster an environment conducive to equal representation in higher education, and try to build alliances among various DU affinity groups comitted to social justice.



Contact, Jessica Johnson

Faculty of Color Association (FOCA)

Contact: Debbie Mixon Mitchell (contact here)

The DU Faculty of Color Association (FOCA) is a voluntary empowerment and advocacy group composed of faculty members from under-represented racial and ethnic groups within the University community. Meetings are held monthly on alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays - join the listserve to receive notifications.

Staff of Color Association (SOCA)

Contact Rufina Hernandez. (contact here)

The mission of the Staff of Color Association (SOCA) is to create a supportive community for promoting personal and professional growth through shared experiences, resources, and strategies for staff of color. Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from noon to 1:00 p.m.

Women's Association for Networking and Development (WAND)

Join the listserve.

WAND is committed to helping staff women at the University of Denver achieve their highest potential as employees by means of advocacy, education, development, networking, and leadership.