Welcome to the MSC Student Organization page - below is a list of recognized groups that fall under the Multicultural Student Council! Don't see something you like? Well no worries! Stetson Univeristy has over 100 hundreds active student groups that can be accessed through our Student Development and Vibrancy office located on the 2nd level of the Carlton Union Building.
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Multicultural Student Organizations
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
The goal of the Stetson's affiliate of ACLU is to promote awareness about our constitutional rights and educate the Stetson Community about our civil liberties to insure that we are actively pursuing equality and our freedoms.
Association for Disability Advocates (ADA)
Association for Disability Advocates, ADA, is a group committed to providing support for people with disabilities and promoting social justice in all areas of life for people with disabilities.
Asian Pacific American Coaltion (APAC)
The goal of APACis to promote awareness about Asian Pacific culture and experience in America. This is organization was established in December 2012 and is open to everyone regardless of culture and heritage.
Black Student Association (BSA)
BSA is one of the many cultural organizations dedicated to providing positive cultural, intellectual and social activities for ALL students at Stetson University. We are an association in which African-American students with similar interests and views can come together as a unified voice. As a result we help to create a positive self-identity among our members and others through community involvement and campus interaction.
Caribbean Student Organization (CSO)
The Caribbean Student Organization strives to educate the Stetson campus and community about Caribbean culture and diversity. We promote equality and provide various events to celebrate the many Caribbean countries. CSO has established a network of support that fosters a Caribbean family with the goal of improving cultural diversity on campus through expanding our organization. Come join our home away from home!
Color Between the Lines (CBL)
Color Between the Lines seeks to raise awareness on the significance and prevalence of racism in a contemporary social context. CBL will advocate the continuation of the fight against the racist mentality and behaviors in society. CBL will strive to disclose the many values and beauties the differences of all races and ethnicities can complement to the world. In doing so, CBL will bolster the appreciation of these differences through appealing to contemporary popular culture by conveying our message in the most relevant way to the appropriate audience. CBL will present concrete, factual evidence reinforcing how racism still exists in society. CBL will reveal the ways racism has taken on a new "face" from its traditional form, and how raising awareness of this issue will greatly alter social interactions for the better.
Hispanic Organization for Latin Awareness (HOLA)
Stetson University's H.O.L.A. is a Hispanic organization devoted toward developing a greater awareness of Latino culture, and identity on Stetson's campus and throughout Florida. The mission of H.O.L.A. is to serve as an intercultural resource center on campus. Dedicated towards integrating all Latinos and non-latinos, we strive to enrich the intercultural experiences within Stetson's community. Stetson University's H.O.L.A. provides a supportive environment where students are welcome to discuss and understand issues of importance to them. The organization supports students through resources and services that foster the integration of their academic, social, cultural, and community service activities to enrich their Stetson experience. We also promote institution-wide festivals and events to educate the Stetson community of the rich cultural traditions and diversity, which encourages students to understand the importance of building a strong intercultural community at Stetson.
Jewish Student Organization (JSO)
The purpose of the Jewish Student Organization/Hillel of Stetson University is to provide Jewish cultural and religious experiences to the Stetson community.
Kaleidoscope, Stetson's Gay/Straight Alliance, is a community based organization that actively pursues opportunities to promote acceptance, friendship, and partnership of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Straight communities. We work to create a supportive atmosphere for GLBTQ and allied students to discuss their feelings and thoughts about sexual orientation and gender identity. Through education and awareness initiatives, we hope to reduce anti-gay violence, harassment, and discrimination by promoting a greater understanding between students, school administration, and the local DeLand community.
Muslim Student Association (MSA)
This organizations purpose educate people about the muslim culture and religion. It is open to all who want to know more about the religion of Islam.
National Organization for Women (NOW)
NOW is a campus affiliate of the National Organization for Women, the nation's largest women's rights group. We are activists who seek to end gender based discrimination, and promote feminism on campus and in the community.
STAND: A Student Anti-Genocide Coalition (STAND)
STAND, the student-led division of the Genocide Intervention Network, envisions a world in which the international community protects civilians from genocidal violence. At its core, our mission is to empower individuals and communities with the tools to prevent and stop genocide.
Stetson International Organization (SIO)
The primary goal of International Organization is to increase the students' awareness on international practices, to celebrate international culture, and to enrich Stetson's environment with student-led activities.
Student Homeless Coalition (SHC)
The Student Homeless Coalition strives to accomplish five goals. Our first goal is to assist the organizations that already help the. homeless to deliver their services, whether this is through fundraising or volunteering. Second, we will form partnerships with other service providers, encouraging collaboration and communication in order to better consolidate limited resources. Our third goal is to identify the needs of the homeless community that are not being met through other organizations and fill those gaps wherever possible, such as through the Life Empowerment Toward Success (LETS) program. Fourthly, we will raise awareness in both the student body and surrounding community about homelessness, hunger and poverty. Education is one of the most effective weapons in creating lasting change. Our last pledge is to advocacy; the Student Coalition vows to take a proactive approach to ending homelessness by striving to change the institutions that propagate it. Our commitment to advocacy may manifest in presenting policy initiatives and lobbying government officials. By accomplishing these goals, we draw closer to achieving the end to homelessness after which we are named.