Multicultural Groups

Looking to explore your heritage or learn about a new cultural tradition? Check out our multicultural organizations and click on any group name to be taken to their home page. You can also contact representatives listed below, or email us at  osamp@emmanuel.edu to connect with the group of your choice!

Asian Student Association (ASA)
President: Alice Hibara
Advisor: Dr. Anupama Seshan
Our mission is to educate as well as promote awareness of Asian cultures and customs socially and academically by meeting regularly and sponsoring events on campus and across the Colleges of the Fenway.

Black Student Union (BSU)
PresidentYvelandey Seide
AdvisorsDorice Griffith
The Black Student Union strives to edify, support and represent the interests and concerns of students of color at Emmanuel College. We work to create a greater awareness of the African Diaspora, as well as foster a cultural exchange by enhancing the social and intellectual participation of all students within the college community.

EC Native American Student Association (EC NASA)
PresidentKatherine Bace
Advisor: Dr. Javier Marion
The mission of EC NASA is to celebrate and recognize Native American students of the Colleges of the Fenway. The EC NASA will also educate the EC Community on Native American culture through hosting on-campus events and volunteer at the North American Indian Center of Boston.

Helping Unite Emmanuel Latinos Lead and Achieve Success (HUELLAS)
PresidentMaria Alicea
AdvisorJeff Smith, Jr.
We intend to provide support and recognition of the exemplification of Latino, Caribbean, Hispanic and Brazilian cultures at Emmanuel College while demonstrating our support and unity with students of other cultures with poise and dignity. Through providing community service, financial and educational opportunities to Latinos and Latin Americans we will embody a thoughtful, well-rounded and accepting community that emphasizes the values of dedication, empathy and altruistic ambition.

OUTspoken
President: J. Denicolo
Advisor: Ally Ruffo
Emmanuel College OUTspoken is dedicated to providing a safe and open space for LGBTQ+ members and allies of the Emmanuel Community through the thoughtful discussion of LGBTQ+ topics and current events, planning and managing LGBTQ+ themed events on campus, and by fostering a place for any LGBTQ+ student to be themselves without fear of judgment. Emmanuel College OUTspoken shall strive to uphold the values of Emmanuel College while striving to better the college for those who identify within the LGBTQ+ community and their allies.

Sister for Sister
PresidentSamantha Pontes
Advisor: Dr. Kimberly Smirles
Sister for Sister is a group focused on woman empowerment and strengthening the female community of EC through education, events, programs, and community outreach.

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