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Cultural and Minority Student Organizations

African Student Association
The African Student Association are students bound as one under the common goal of representing, educating, and exposing African culture in an effort to enrich both our collegiate and neighboring communities. To efficiently organize, coordinate, and recognize the immense and great potential of African students on our campus, and to apply that resource towards the general good and campus life of the University of Texas at San Antonio. To promote the different values of African culture and history. Furthermore, the organization shall assist in the integration of new African Students at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Chinese Language and Culture Club
The Chinese Language and Culture Club is intended to provide opportunities to those who are curious about the Chinese language and its culture. Our clubs primary focus is to introduce Mandarin Chinese to those who may or may not have experience, we also hope to expand cultural knowledge by attending cultural fairs and events.

Spectrum aims to provide a safe space for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people, queer people, and those questioning their sexuality and gender. The group is also invested in ensuring the welfare of the LGBTQ community and its allies.

Intersections at UTSA seeks to empower students to become involved in the issues that affect them. We hope to create a safe space for LGBTQ students and to educate the UTSA community about social justice issues that affects the LGBTQ community

The Filipino Student Association is a cultural student organization established to promote unity and brotherhood among students of various backgrounds. The main focus of this organization is to educate our members of the Filipino culture and values. The Filipino culture is about camaraderie and family. With these values, we believe that we can teach our members and our members can create an awareness in the UTSA community that family is the backbone in all of your endeavors, regardless of being Filipino. Most of our members are Filipino-American with Vietnamese-American members following in a close second place. We have members from all walks of life. We have African-Americans, Caucasians, Hispanics, and others. Our membership is open to everyone who has the desire to learn about Filipino culture, and to whoever wants to partake in our exciting events we hold throughout the school year. If you show up to one of our meetings, regardless of your background, prepare to be welcomed with Filipino-style!

Indian Cultural Association
The purpose of ICA is to promote ethnic tolerance and unity while both preserving our South Asian heritage and creating awareness of South Asian culture amongst the student body of UTSA through service, tradition and open display of cultural

Indian Student Association
Promotion of the rich heritage and diversity of Indian Subcontinent. Provide members initial airport pickups, temporary accommodation, guides them about on-campus job opportunities, official procedures in USA like SSN, tax filing, driver’s license, etc.

Black Student Union
Black Student Union is a network that encourages the success of our African American students by providing the necessary tools for a successful college and post-graduation career. Working together toward a common goal that provides a sense of community. To build new friendships and ultimately the bridge of unity among all people of African descent on the campus of University of Texas at San Antonio.

This Organizations main purpose is to encourage people to start embracing their natural hair texture. In today’s society many people feel pressured to keep their hair in a straightened style rather than embracing any curly hair texture that they may have naturally. We were all made with different features for a reason so it is time that we all start embracing our natural beauty. Embrace will provide an environment where people with all types of hair textures can come to learn more about their hair and the best methods to maintain or grow healthy hair. Our organization will not only provide important information regarding healthy hair regimens but provide a support system for those who are ready and willing to learn more about their hair texture and ways to embrace it.

Japanese Club
The Japanese Club was created to provide an organized group of students in an environment to practice and immerse themselves in the Japanese Language and culture.

Japanese Language Tutoring
Japanese Tutoring at UTSA offers resources and tutoring services to students studying Japanese. We tutor beginner, intermediate, and advanced level students.

Mexicanos En
Our traditional core values: community, social responsibility, leadership, and cultural diversity are portrayed by our ambitious student members; therefore enhancing their personal and academic development at UTSA. We strive to unite the Mexican and international student body by developing activities which promote a sense of community between our members and the city of San Antonio. Cultural, academic, and social events are developed by a group of student leaders in order to enhance the collegiate experience of the student body at UTSA.

Muslim Student Association
The purpose of the organization will be: (1) helping Muslims at UTSA carry out Islamic activities in pursuance of Islam as a complete way of life; (2) carrying on religious, social, charitable, literary, athletic, scientific, research and other Islamic activities; and (3) strengthening brotherly relations among Muslims and promoting friendly relations and understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims.

The purpose of the existence of the NAACP Collegiate Units is to inform college students of the problems affecting all people of color, to advance the economic, educational, social and political status of all people of color and their harmonious cooperation with other people.

UTSA Sapna is a Bollywood fusion team here on campus. The purpose of our club is to promote Indian culture through dance and collaborate to perform pieces of work. We will also potentially represent UTSA in several competitions.

The Korean Culture Club
To unify students through the different aspect of Korean culture such as music, food, television, and more, no matter their race.

The Soka Gakkai International-USA
The Soka Gakkai International-USA (SGI-USA) is a lay Buddhist organization based on the philosophy and practice of Nichiren Buddhism. Our Buddhist practice enables us to improve our behavior as individuals and thereby spread happiness and humanism throughout the world. Our basic practice is the chanting of “Nam-myoho-renge-kyo,” the study of writings by Nichiren Daishonin and SGI President Daisaku Ikeda, and gathering together to encourage and support one another.The SGI-USA contributes to peace, culture and education through various interfaith and secular outreach efforts meant to bring about a shared understanding of our individual and interconnected humanity and a fundamental respect of the dignity of life.