Clubs & organizations
Abaya Yala University Association Accordion Closed
Abaya Yala brings together people interested in Indigenous issues within the University and Flagstaff community and provides academic support to NAU students.
To learn more about Abaya Yala, please visit their website.
African Students Association (ASA) Accordion Closed
The African Students Association hopes to:
> Protect, defend, and promote the interests of its members
> Promote awareness among ASA members on matters pertaining to socioeconomic and political Issues in Africa
> Portray the image of the African Continent in a correct and positive way
> Create an amicable academic atmosphere for the exchange of knowledge among African students and between African students and students from all over the world
> Promote and preserve African culture.
Learn more about ASA.
American Indian Science & Engineer Society (AISES) Accordion Closed
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is a national, nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations, and other indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers. The NAU chapter of AISES does various high school outreach to native students in the area. Finance students to go to the AISES national, regional, and leadership conferences.
Learn more about AISES.
Black Student Union (BSU) Accordion Closed
We, the Black Student Union of Northern Arizona University, are an established organization associated with motivating students to stay actively involved on campus, coordinating activities to strengthen cultural awareness, and providing a professionally organized body of students who deal with social, cultural, and educational issues. Our establishment continues to uphold the beliefs and culture of our organization’s founders and is a response to the needs of the Black members of the Northern Arizona Community.
Learn more about the Black Student Union.
Chinese Culture Club Accordion Closed
The purpose of the club is to promote Chinese culture and provide a resource for more people to have a better understanding of Chinese culture and to help students discover their own interests in foreign languages learning and offer a way for students to learn Mandarin. To disseminate information to students regarding on-campus entertainment. Stimulating cultural diversity in the community of Northern Arizona University.
Learn more about the Chinese Culture Club.
Chinese Students Scholars Association Accordion Closed
CSSA is a non-profit organization that helps Chinese students and scholars in the aspects of daily life and development in the U.S. Ourselves, members of CSSA-NAU, are a group of Chinese students and scholars who are full of passion and enthusiasm for exploring the way to build deep communication channels between Chinese and other cultures and groups at NAU. We want to build a well-organized community where people of different nationalities have a mutual understanding of cultural identity. Our purpose is to introduce and share Chinese culture and provide a platform for most Chinese students to meet each other and make friends. In addition, we are aimed at offering better service for members. We welcome everyone to join us.
Learn more about the Chinese Students Scholars Association.
Filipino American Student Association (FASA) Accordion Closed
The purpose of FASA is to bring awareness of the Filipino Culture to Northern Arizona for both Filipino and Non-Filipino students. We will provide opportunities for community members and students to experience the Filipino culture through various activities including folk dance, culinary exploration, and customs. The students of FASA will also participate in community service activities to give back to the city of Flagstaff. We want to unite the students by immersing them in a “kapamilya” (family) atmosphere at NAU.
Learn More about FASA
FLAUNT- The Drag Closet Accordion Closed
This club is meant to be a space for anyone interested in drag to learn more. Whether that be the art of performance, makeup, what goes on behind the scenes, the creative process in drag, or anything else in relation to it, we will be discussing it. This club is an informative resource as well, teaching people about the history of drag through different topics from week to week.
Learn more about FLAUNT.
Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority, Inc. Accordion Closed
A Latina-founded, multicultural organization that exists to:
- Increase the number of women with a college education and advanced degrees.
- Provide mentors for youth, women, and under-represented communities.
- Enhance the individual leader in each member.
- Provide a family of lifelong support for sisters who live their lives by the pillars of honesty, integrity, leadership, scholarship, and unity.
Learn more about Gamma Alpha Omega.
HAPA Hawaiian Club (HAPA) Accordion Closed
The purpose of the NAU HAPA Club is to help students transition into college and feel a sense of “Ohana.” The NAU HAPA Club supports club members both socially and academically. Club activities give students the opportunity to bond with one another, participate in community service activities, and get involved with events around the school to build a sense of engagement and belonging on campus. By giving students these opportunities, our club members are able to spread the Aloha Spirit and the Polynesian culture around Northern Arizona University, as well as around the Flagstaff Community.
Learn more about HAPA Hawaiian Club.
Hermanas, United for Change Accordion Closed
Founded just a few years ago, Hermanas United for Change is a Latina-led leadership group focused on empowerment, community, and overall uplifting women of color through discussion and engagement.
**ALL ARE WELCOME**
Learn more about Hermanas, United for Change.
Indian Association of Northern Arizona Accordion Closed
IANA is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious organization formed for the following purpose:
(a) To bring together individuals who share an interest in various aspects of Indian life and culture.
(b) To promote awareness of Indian culture among the local community.
(c) To promote better relations and understanding among the various communities in Flagstaff and surrounding areas.
(d) To galvanize all the scattered Indian faculty, staff, and students on campus into one community. To help the incoming Indians regarding logistics, food options, etc.
Learn more about the Indian Association of Northern Arizona.
Kappa Delta Chi (KDChi) Accordion Closed
Through numerous service events, sisterhood retreats, and academic and cultural workshops, KDChis learn more about themselves, each other, and their surrounding Universities and communities. They blossom into committed leaders, are able to network with our remarkable alumnae and continue to serve as civic leaders well past their graduation. KDChi is a non-traditional sorority full of diverse members and eager women ready to make a difference in our communities. With sisters, anything is possible.
Learn more about Kappa Delta Chi.
Korean Language and Culture Club Accordion Closed
Korean Language and Cultural Club hold weekly meetings to provide language teaching session as well as Korean culture classes. For more information please contact KLCC@nau.edu 🙂 There are two primary goals. One is learning Korean and the other is enjoying Korean culture.
Learn more about the Korean Language and Culture Club.
Latine Student Union (LSU) Accordion Closed
The Latine Student Union of Northern Arizona University are united in bringing together all and every member of our communities to have a sense of culture and build a familia. This is a place where all individuals are encouraged to support one another by creating long-lasting connections on our campus. Our advocacy extends for the equity of dreamers, the protection of the undocumented, advancing queer and non-binary identities and fighting for equality in all its forms. We organize together with members of our community, allies and anyone looking to make positive change in our communities. We advocate for change through direct action, education on the multiple cultures of Latin America and by giving a voice to those marginalized in our society. We are inclusive, open, and welcome all who want to build connections as we move social justice awareness forward.
Learn more about the Latinx Student Union.
Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Accordion Closed
The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program is grant funded through the Nation Science Foundation to support under-represented minority students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). We offer priority access to many academic supports such as early enrollment, free weekly tutoring, peer mentoring, outside-class STEM events, professional development, career guidance, graduate school preparation, and paid experiential learning opportunities (i.e. internships and undergraduate research). Join our supportive STEM community at any academic level!
Learn more about LSAMP.
Mixed Student Union Accordion Closed
A safe place to share, learn about, and elevate the perspective of students who are multiracial, multiethnic, transracial adoptee, multicultural, or anybody who identifies as mixed in one way or another. We aim to enhance social consciousness and acceptance of mixed people’s experiences and foster community among mixed individuals. Being mixed is considered by some to be one of the loneliest experiences in America, and we are here to provide support and empathy to our mixed peers. Everyone, no matter how you identify, is welcome and encouraged to participate!
To learn more about Mixed Student Union, please visit their website.
NAU Council of Indigenous Ambassadors Accordion Closed
As student ambassadors at Northern Arizona University and the surrounding communities, NCIA members are leaders on campus by helping to promote cultural awareness and understanding of Indigenous nations, supporting and representing NAU students, and planning and participating in fun, educational cultural events.
Learn more about the NAU Council of Indigenous Ambassadors.
NAU Queer and Melanated Collective Accordion Closed
Within the welcoming walls of the collective, students find solace in a community that recognizes the unique challenges and experiences faced by those at the intersection of multiple identities. It serves as a hub for queer individuals of various racial and ethnic backgrounds to connect, share their stories, and build meaningful relationships based on mutual understanding and respect.
At the Queer and Melanated Collective, diversity is celebrated as a strength, and all forms of gender expression and sexual orientation are embraced and valued. The collective fosters an atmosphere of inclusivity, ensuring that every member feels seen, heard, and supported. Through open dialogues, educational workshops, and cultural celebrations, students are encouraged to express their authentic selves and learn from one another’s experiences.
This safe space also recognizes the importance of holistic well-being and personal growth. The collective offers resources to address the specific needs and challenges faced by multicultural queer students. It strives to empower individuals to navigate through the intersections of their identities, promoting self-acceptance, resilience, and personal development.
The Queer and Melanated Collective stands as a beacon of hope, providing a sanctuary where individuals can find validation, inspiration, and solidarity. It is a place where multicultural queer students can not only thrive academically but also flourish as confident, proud individuals, contributing to a more inclusive and equitable society.
Learn more about the Queer and Melanted Collective.
No More Deaths – Northern Arizona University Accordion Closed
On the occupied land home of Native Peoples of the Colorado Plateau.
Providing humanitarian aid/solidarity in the southwest borderlands.
Proporciona ayuda humanitaria/solidaridad en las zonas fronterizas.
Learn more about No More Deaths.
Omega Delta Phi (ODPhi) Accordion Closed
This brotherhood is founded on the four sacraments of Unity, Honesty, Integrity, and Leadership, striving to provide a fraternal relationship from various cultures to all men who are seeking a home away from home. Our organization is a Latino founded multicultural fraternity. Omega Delta Phi has been an organization perpetually dedicated to the idea of constant growth and improvement. The biggest thing for us is graduating our members and the bond within our brotherhood. The brotherhood that we have does not last during our years in college; it lasts a lifetime. As a fraternity, we have our own social events such as retreats in and out of state, socials with other organizations such as other clubs and even other fraternities and sororities, and host service events throughout the Flagstaff area.
Learn more about Omega Delta Phi.
Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (oSTEM) Accordion Closed
A national society dedicated to educating and fostering leadership for LGBTQA communities in the STEM fields. As an organization dedicated to community, our work starts with our mission. It serves as a touchstone and reminds us of our common goals:
- To educate, empower, and engage a diverse community,
- To identify, address advocate for the needs of LGBTQA students in the STEM fields,
- And we fulfill these needs through mentorship connections, networking opportunities, strategic collaborations, and professional/leadership development.
Learn more about oSTEM.
People Respecting Individuals & Sexual Minorities (PRISM) Accordion Closed
PRISM Strives to empower, advocate, and support individuals who identify with lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual, and queer identities. (hereafter respectfully referred to as non-conforming, intersecting identities; “queer.”) PRISM accomplishes this by creating a safe space for cultivating alliances, leadership, and educational opportunities.
Learn more about PRISM.
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Accordion Closed
SACNAS is dedicated to increasing the representation of true diversity of all backgrounds in all fields of STEM research and organizes the National Diversity in STEM annual conference. The NAU SACNAS Chapter works to connect underrepresented students with research experiences, community, and all of the wonderful opportunities at the conference. Join us for social events, mentoring, and to build your network in research!
Learn more about SACNAS at NAU.
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Accordion Closed
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a non-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women and men. SWE empowers women and men to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders. The purpose of the Society of Women Engineers is to be a support group for engineering students here at NAU. The Society of Women Engineers’ Mission is to stimulate women to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity.
Learn more about SWE.
Society of Hispanic Engineers Accordion Closed
History of SHPE: Rodrigo Garcia was a Civil Engineer in Los Angeles, California and was one of the few minorities at his workplace. His community had diversity, but it was not represented in his work environment so he wanted to figure out how he could make the change in STEM fields. Thus, SHPE was formed in 1974 and is now in 375 colleges across the US.
SHPE National Organization’s Mission. SHPE changes lives by empowering the Latiné community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support, and development.
Learn more about SHPE.
Somos NAU Accordion Closed
Somos NAU is a multicultural advocacy group promoting revolutionary social change at NAU and Flagstaff/Kinłani. We act as a facilitator of student issues that cover all underserved intersectional identities. We believe in organizing through a critical and community-oriented lens that emphasizes cross-cultural solidarity and unapologetic advocacy. We are a space for all students to connect with themselves and their community through decolonization, story-sharing, political education, and more.
We put together events like Know Your Rights trainings, roundtable discussions, potlucks, and destress events to provide students with a space to learn and also laugh with their communities. Sí Se Puede
Learn more about Somos NAU.