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Cultural Groups is by far the largest category when it comes to student organizations at Wellesley.
Cultural groups reflect the diverse range of backgrounds found within our student body. These groups share their culture with the rest of campus -- whether through an annual performance, a holiday festival, or with yummy food.
Asian Student Union
The purposes of the Wellesley College Asian Student Union are to cultivate awareness in and to promote the understanding of Asian and Asian American affairs by sharing the many facets of the Asian and Asian American experience. We are here to provide opportunities for the members of the Wellesley College Asian Student Union, the Wellesley College community, and other schools to come together on a cultural, political, and social level.Link
The Canadian Club's purpose is to provide activities promoting the understanding and appreciation of Canadian culture and heritage. We are bonded by our love of maple syrup, poutine, loonies, hockey, and Tim Horton. Canadians and Canada-lovers welcome!
Chinese Students' Association
Chinese Students' Association serves to raise awareness and build community, by cultivating interest in and promoting the understanding of Chinese and Chinese-American culture, affairs, and issues. In addition to reaching out to our members, we work with members of the Greater Boston community by participating in community service and projects.Link
Club Filipina exists to promote economic, political, and cultural awareness of the Philippines on the Wellesley College campus and beyond. We aim to foster unity among Filipinas of diverse backgrounds and interests by gaining a better conception of national unity and the “Filipina” identity. We welcome everyone, whether you are Filipino or are just interested in the Philippines and its culture!
Ethos serves as a support group for women of African descent by enhancing the cultural, political, social and academic experience of those women at Wellesley College. It also pools the resources of the Black community, both on and off-campus. Through unity, it fights racism and sexism and promotes cultural and political awareness.
Fusion: Mixed-Race and Identity at Wellesley is an organization of Wellesley College students dedicated to raising awareness and asking questions about common mixed-race and identity themes and cultural intersectionality, and to provide a safe and supportive space for Wellesley College community members of mixed-race and identity and their supporters.
We're a fun student-run organization, coming together to plan outings, events, and enjoy the German language and culture. Join us every Tuesday at 3:30pm for Kaffeklatsch in the German Department Library (4th floor Founders), where we have coffee, snacks and dessert and just talk! Knowledge of German not necessary, everyone is welcome!
The Wellesley Japan Club welcomes all students who are interested in Japanese language and culture. It is primarily a cultural organization. Our past activities have included origami-earring making, weekly Japan Table, Japanese curry parties, and sponsoring Japanese tea/flower arranging ceremonies. We also support activities of WAA (Wellesley Asian Alliance) and the Multicultural Council.
Korean Students Association
KSA is a cultural organization that seeks to cultivate and promote the culture, history and other areas of the Korean/Korean-American experience. We aim to be a welcoming community for all Wellesley students interested in Korean culture, and to act as a network for the Korean community in the greater Boston area. We hold many events throughout the school year including parties, study breaks (with food), and cultural festivities like Chuseok and the annual Culture Show.Link
Mezcla is Wellesley's Latin@ cultural organization. We focus on the academic, social, political, and general well-being of Wellesley students of Latin@ descent. Anyone is welcome to join and/or participate in our events regardless of heritage.
Russian Club at Wellesley College is open to anyone who is interested (or obsessed, as some of us are) with anything Russian. We all have different majors and come from different class years, but once every two weeks we get together in the Russian department lounge for real Russian food, new Russian slang, movie night with dumplings, jewelry-making sessions, mushroom picking near the lake area, New Year celebrations, trips to a Russian book store…Come visit us and receive a warm Russian welcome!
Slater International Student Organization
To encourage greater understanding among all cultures through personal association and cooperative endeavors as well as to address the needs and concerns of Wellesley College's international students. To increase intercultural awareness and global student leadership in the community. Link
Spectrum is Wellesley's LGBTQ socio-political organization. Activities and events include social events aimed to create a network and support group for Wellesley students who identify as queer. Events also include political activities such as lectures, and raising awareness through Transgender Day of Remembrance, National Day of Silence, and LesBiTrans Week. In order to work with other organizations on campus, Spectrum co-sponsors various events throughout the year.
Taiwanese Cultural Organization
Wellesley's Taiwanese Cultural Organization seeks to bring people together in celebration of Taiwanese culture. From sharing our unique foods to recreating the social atmosphere of a night market, we welcome anyone looking to learn and celebrate with us. We also aim to promote awareness and understanding for social and political issues, while serving as a collaborative connection to other Taiwanese organizations in the surrounding Boston community and beyond.
Wellesley African Students Association
The Wellesley Afrian Students Association (WASA) exists to promote the exchange of knowledge about contemporary issues affecting Africans and Africans of the Diaspora. Our aim will be achieved through activities such as monthly discussions, lectures, cultural celebrations, community service projects, journals and participation in national conferences.
Wellesley Association for South Asian Cultures
The purpose of the Wellesley Association for South Asian Cultures is to represent and serve the interests of the South Asian and South Asian American community on campus and to promote awareness of the culture and history of South Asia. WASAC is a cultural, political, and social organization that also aims to provide a support system for students of South Asian descent.
Women for Caribbean Development
The purpose of Women for Caribbean Development (WCD) is to serve as a support group for women of Caribbean descent at Wellesley College. It is also meant to promote awareness of the region and to give back to the Caribbean community, whether abroad or domestically.