BLACK STUDENT ALLIANCE (BSA)
Black Student Alliance (BSA) is an organization that offers students a form of identity and social life with diverse activities that have direct emphasis on African American culture. The organization also serves as an educational tool to promote cultural awareness to the South Dakota State University community and to enhance an appreciation for the richness of diversity and complexity within the African American population.
MEETINGS: Office of Multicultural Affairs (USU Second Floor) - Thursdays at 6:00 PM
LATIN AMERICAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION (LASA)
The mission of the Latin American Student Association (LASA) is to inform, educate, and provide SDSU students and community with a better understanding of the Latinx culture. LASA provides a group support system for Latinx students, staff, faculty, and community members interested in learning about Latinx culture. LASA develops and implements diverse activities and programs that celebrate the rich heritage, history, and culture of Latin/Hispanic people. We also encourage an appreciation for the richness of diversity and complexity within the Latin American population.
MEETINGS: Office of Multicultural Affairs (USU Second Floor) - Thursdays at 5:00 PM
GENDER & SEXUALITIES ALLIANCE (GSA)
The SDSU Gender and Sexualities Alliance is a campus organization created to promote education of students, staff, and community members about LGBTQIA+ issues, gender identity, and the current issues in our society relating to these topics. Our goal is to break down the walls standing between those of differing sexualities and gender identities and expressions. We want to provide a safe environment for people of any sexuality or gender identity/expression, and help spread an inclusive mindset to others on campus and in the Brookings community. Annual events include the Biannual Drag Show, Hobo Day Parade Float, National Coming Out Day, Minnesota Out College Conference, and MBLGTACC Conference
MEETINGS: Office of Multicultural Affairs (USU Second Floor) - Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
INTERNATIONAL DANCE CREW - DANCE - VERSITY
SHARING CULTURE THROUGH DANCE
Who doesn’t like to dance!? The International Dance Crew (also known as Dance-Versity) is open to anyone, with a focus being on International students and Hispanic/Latinx identifying students. The goal of the IDC is to share unique cultural dances with SDSU students, faculty, staff, and community members. The International Dance Crew will develop activities and programs that will engage participation through a celebration of cultures in various dance forms and share history, heritage, and cultural contexts of the many members. The International Dance Crew encourages an appreciation for the diversity and complexity in the various cultures represented within the International as well as Domestic Hispanic/Latinx student populations.
"To understand the culture, study the dance. To understand the dance, study the people" - Charles Davis
MEETINGS: Miller Wellness Center- Studio A- Thursdays at 8:00 PM