American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)The mission of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is to substantially increase the representation of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science, and other related technology disciplines. Since 1977, AISES has worked to substantially increase American Indian and Alaska Native representation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields as students, professionals, mentors, and leaders. AISES employs a “full circle of support” model that begins with pre-college programs, progresses into collegiate life, and then into the professional years of members and on into retirement. Vice President: Jamie McBryde Advisor: Otakuye Conroy-Ben
American Indian Women and Allies Association (AIWAA)
AIWAA’s mission is to provide a venue and safe location for American Indian women and their allies to gather and share interests and concerns, Meetings include a monthly pot luck and talking circle. Officers pending.
Advisor: Franci Taylor
American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)AMWA helps support women premedical students, women medical students, and women physicians through their medical school career and beyond. The 2014-15 AMWA co-presidents: Jordan Barrie Koncinsky, Sarah Elizabeth Schoenhals, Francesca Renee Nichols
Asian American Student Association (AASA)AASA at the University of Utah is located in the Union Building, Room 235. AASA is a part of the Center for Ethnic Student Affairs (CESA). AASA began in 1992 with the goal of uniting those interested in Asian American issues on campus and in the community. The mission of the Asian American Student Association (AASA) at the University of Utah is to unite students with an interest in Asian American issues through social, educational, cultural and political events.
Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences. Advisor: Christel Hohenegger
Association of Future Female PhysiciansThe mission of the Association of Future Female Physicians is to Empower, Educate, and Support women to advance within medicine and the medical field. President/Chair/Director: Elizabeth Nielson Advisor: Mayumi Kasai
Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting Chapter at The University of Utah (Business)ALPFA is the premier business organization for expanding opportunities for Latino Leadership in the global market–that is dedicated to promoting academic excellence and leadership among the Hispanic student community that seeks to pursue and/or learn about careers in Business, Finance, Accounting, and related fields. President/Chair/Director: Luis Eduardo Torres Vice President: Irene Kelly Secretary: Maria Ayala
Black Student Union (BSU)
The Mission of BSU is to foster a sense of community among all students of the African Diaspora at the University of Utah. Our goal is to simulate the intellectual, political, cultural, and social growth of all Utah students. We seek to educate ourselves and the larger Utah community, in hopes that awareness will spark action and ignite change in our communities. In addition, the Black Student Union shall serve as a resource to all other groups on campus, no matter sex, creed, age, and sexual identity. BSU meets Mondays at 1:00 pm in the SED Student Meeting Room – Union 293
Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA)The Black Graduate Student Association’s mission is to connect students with the resources they need to survive and thrive in graduate school. They believe community is the key to identifying and overcoming obstacles before they become barriers. Advisor: Meligha Garfield
Crimson Transfer Honor SocietyCrimson Transfer Honor Society strives to recognize the academic excellence attained by transfer students during their first semester at the University of Utah. Eligibility is determined by both your first semester GPA and attendance of Transfer Tuesdays events during your first semester. It is a transfer student honor society that is not a fraternity or sorority. Advisors: Paul Fisk & Nomani Satuala
Future Women DentistsEncourage interest in dentistry as a career among women. Provide a support network. Provide members with female dentists in the area as role models. It will also provide shadowing opportunities, volunteer opportunities, and help with current and future school issues. President/Chair/Director: Arial Cagle
Health Science Multicultural Student Association (HSMSA)The purpose of HSMSA is to form a cohesive network between students who study within the Health Sciences at the University of Utah and support each-others programs and initiatives to recruit, support, and ultimately retain those of primarily minority backgrounds to pursue education in the Health Sciences. We aim to help interested students prepare for a career in medicine, pharmacy, nursing, physical therapy, dentistry and medical research. Our primary objective is outreach and health education on campus and into the greater Salt Lake City area. HSMSA will provide educational opportunities for students, staff and faculty at the University of Utah, both on main campus as well as within the Health Sciences. We plan to provide tutoring services, health screenings, panel discussions, and medical school interview assistance all in an effort to strengthen and create a supporting network within the Health Sciences at the University of Utah. Cristian Gonzalez Vice Presidents: Doug Chan and Jennifer Nhan Faculty Advisor: Evelyn Gopez, M.D. Staff Advisor: Jennifer Indo, M.Ed.
Inter Tribal Student Association (ITSA)“We Native American students at the University of Utah, in order to promote greater unity and understanding among ourselves, and the community; to further our own academic achievements; and to strengthen our unique cultural roots, do hereby organize ourselves as the Inter-Tribal Student Association” ITSA is the primary American Indian Student Group. Along with weekly meeting they sponsor the American Indian High School Conference and the Annual Honoring Our Traditions Pow Wow. If you would like more information about meetings and how to become involved please contact the ITSA officers using the email link above. ITSA meets Fridays at 11:30 am at the American Indian Resource Center(AIRC)
Latinas Telling Testimonios (LTT)President/Chair/Director: Silvia Ibarra Garcia Advisers: Dolores Delgado Bernal and Sonya Aleman
Latino Medical Student AssociationOur mission is to improve the overall well-being of the underserved. We focus on the Latino community but extend our mission to any group in need, regardless of their ethnic, socioeconomic, or other demographic characteristics. We also aim to mentor students who share this interest in helping the underserved, achieve their dream of working in the health field. Co-Chairs: Ashley Dennis, Farid Isaac , Kristin Sandoval Staff Advisers: Jennifer Indo, M.Ed. and Melanie Hooten Faculty Adviser: Evelyn Gopez, M.D.
Minority Law CaucusThe Minority Law Caucus (MLC), formed in 1986, welcomes all law students with an interest in issues affecting racial and ethnic minorities. The MLC is involved in student recruitment and counseling, development of training and employment opportunities, community service projects and social activities. The MLC sponsors a variety of speakers and programs each year, awards scholarships, and sponsors a scholarship dinner and auction at the end of the school year. Group Admin: Jasmine Fierro Adviser: Robert Flores
Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan (M.E.CH.A.)
Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan is a national organization formed in 1969 on the heels of the civil rights movement, the University of Utah chapter formed in 1993. M.E.Ch.A. is committed to social justice through education, community action, and political organizing. Annual events include celebrating The Day of Dead, Annual Youth Leadership High School Conference, and Chicanx Latinx Awareness Week. MEChA is a training ground for leadership. Through participating and coordinating MEChA events, one can gain invaluable leadership skills. MEChistAs also have the privilege of helping fellow students and their community in addition to finding a sense of identity and self-empowerment. It is a learning and fulfilling experience that helps develop a political consciousness and provides a sense of familia.
Advisor: Martha Hernandez