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Living on a Diverse Campus

Q: Are there student groups which celebrate various aspects of diversity (ie religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation) (as of Fall 2011)

A: UNH has many cultural clubs and organizations to choose from!  Examples of student organizations include the following:

  • African-American, Latino/a & Multicultural Fraternities & Sororities
  • Ambassadors for Christ (AFC)
  • Arabian American Culture Exchange
  • Asian Student Association (ASA)
  • Black Student Union (BSU)
  • Caribbean Student Association (CSA)
  • Diversity Peer Educators
  • Gospel Choir
  • Hillel
  • International Student Association (ISA)
  • Latin American Student Association (LASA)
  • Muslim Student Association
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • National Society of Minorities in Hospitality
  • People Rejoicing in Diversity Everywhere (PRIDE)(UNH's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,
    Transgender, Straight Allies organization)
  • Reformed University Fellowship (RUF)
  • Society of Hispanic and Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • SPELL (Student Pagans Educating, Leading and Learning)
  • Young Life

 

 

Q: What kind of resources and assistance does the Office of Intercultural Relations provide for students?

A: The office can assist students with finding information about scholarships, internships, academic contests, student leadership conferences and events that are targeted towards or are of special interest to women, students of color, members of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community, etc.  The office also maintains and advertises a list of cultural events taking place in the New Haven area. 

 

Q: What types of programs and events has the office sponsored and co-sponsored?

A: Intercultural Relations staff members have presented activities and workshops in classrooms and residence halls and co-sponsored programs with the International Services Office, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Residential Life and various student organizations.  The staff also plans to participate in events such as the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Take Back the Night, guest speakers and open mic nights.  If there’s a specific event you’d like to see, please let us know!

 

Q: Is the Office of Intercultural Relations only for female or LGBT students, students of color, etc.?

A: No; any and all members of the University community, regardless of background are welcome and encouraged to stop by and chat with the Director, check out our Diversity Resource Center (which features books, movies, music, magazines, and journals where students, faculty and staff can find information on topics related to ability, race, gender, religion/spirituality, and sexual orientation), and attend events!