Explore Stan State's Cultural & Affinity Groups

Below is a non-exhaustive a guide that we have compiled of available campus and community resources for to the varied affinity groups at Stanislaus State. Student Leadership, Engagement and Belonging empowers transformative learning by using a student-centered approach that promotes and validates intersectional identities and experiences. We will be updating this list regularly. If you are aware of further resources not mentioned here, please contact us.

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Asian Connection Club

We provide a positive outlet for Asian Pacific Islander students at Stanislaus State to have the college experience and find a community
to connect with.

Learn about Asian Connection Club


Asian Pacific Islander
Faculty & Staff Association

The Asian Pacific Islander Faculty & Staff Association aims to promote a campus climate that is sensitive, representative, and fair to all ethnic groups, including
for example, Asian, Asian-American, Southeast Asian, Pacific Islander, Asian Indian and other Asian groups through a variety of efforts.

Learn about the Asian Pacific Islander Faculty & Staff Association

Black Student Union

Black Student Union at Stan State promotes activities of common interest, as well as cultural and educational benefits for the African American student body.

Learn about Black Student Union

Black Faculty & Staff Association

BFSA was re-established at Stan State to provide for solidarity and fellowship in the community of academics, administrators and staff of African descent. We aim to promote awareness and advocacy of equal access for Black faculty and staff; and advise, support, counsel, and assist Black students.

Learn about Black Faculty & Staff Association

Chicanos Unidos for Academic Achievement (CUAA)

For over 35 years,Chicanx Unidos for Academic Achievement (CUAA) club, continues to strive at Stanislaus State.  The Annual Chicanx Commencement is an event hosted by the members of the club who wishes to have a Spanish and more of a cultural graduation celebration.

Learn about CUAA

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (M.E.C.H.A.)

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA) is a student organization that promotes higher education, culture, and history. MEChA was founded on the principles of self-determination for the liberation of our people. We believe that political
involvement and education is the avenue for change in our society.

Learn about MECHA


Cesar E. Chavez, Dolores Huerta,
and Larry Itliong Committee

The commemorative committee organizes and promotes the annual Cesar E. Chávez, Dolores Huerta, and Larry Itliong Celebration at Stanislaus State. For more information, please email the Warrior Cross Cultural Center.

Chicanx Latinx Faculty and Staff
Association (CLFSA)

CLFSA was organized in the Spring of 2018 as a way to bring a strong voice to issues affecting the Chicanx Latinx community at Stanislaus State.

Learn about CLFSA


The mission of Disability Resource Service is to facilitate inclusion by reducing/eliminating barriers, whether they are attitudinal, structural, programmatic or otherwise. In doing so, students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to become successful through their own efforts and not held back by artificial barriers. We strive to create partnerships with students, faculty, staff, and other university and community offices by creating awareness and training on disability-related issues as well as providing information and referral services.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

The Educational Opportunity Program is an admission-based program that increases access, academic excellence, and retention for California's historically underserved low income, first-generation college students.

Learn about EOP

TRIO Student Support Services

Commits to intentional programming, which motivates and supports students in successful completion of higher education through academic development and understanding of college requirements. We empower first-generation and low-income students as well as students with disabilities to embrace who they are and take ownership of their college experience. 

Learn about TRIO Student Support Services


First-Gen Fridays Program

The First-Gen Friday's workshop series, under the Academic Success Center, is a collaborative effort to promote the visibility of Stanislaus State staff, faculty, and alumni leaders who were themselves first-generation college students. First-gen Fridays will be the first Friday of every month during the academic year. The workshop series will include a variety of topics and activities such as: speakers, social interactions and networking.

Learn about First-Gen Fridays



LGBTQ+ Mentorship Program

The mission of the LGBTQ+ MentorshipProgram at Stanislaus State is to assist students in developing positive sexualities and gender identities and expressions by connecting LGBTQ+ students with LGBTQ+ faculty and staff mentors.

Learn about LGBTQ+ Mentorship Progam

Love Evolution

Love Evolution is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Plus (LGBTQ+)/Marginalized Orientation, Gender Identity, and Intersex (MOGII)organization that seeks to empower and support its members through information, workshops, socials, on-campus events, and community service opportunities.

Learn about Love Evolution

MSI fosters student growth and academic success by nurturing spaces where men of color and self identified men feel safe to be purposefully vulnerable, live in their authentic truths, and be empowered to be agents of social change.

Colectivo Estudiantil Son Xinachtli

We are a Social Justice Son Jarocho collective based in Stanislaus State, Central Valley. We play, sing, & dance to spread decolonial knowledge.



Indigenous Student Activism

Indigenous Students in Activism is a student-led club that started from the
community we built in Ethnic Studies 2300: Introduction to Native American and
Indigenous Studies course during the fall of 2018. We built a community around
learning about Indigenous resistance in our community and within ourselves.


Assistance is Available

We strive to fully support all of our students, including undocumented students, families and those most directly affected by current situation with COVID-19, undocumented immigration status, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Undocumented Student Services Program

The purpose of the program is to nurture, advocate, empower, and support undocumented students from all backgrounds to successfully pursue a higher education and foster a supportive campus dedicated to educational and personal success.

Learn about Undocumented Student Services


Affinity Group Graduations

The Annual Black Graduation is hosted by the Black Student Union (BSU) and the Black Faculty & Staff Association (BFSA).

Learn about Black Graduation

The Annual Chicanx Commencement is an event hosted by the members of the Chicanos Unidos for Academic Achievement (CUAA) club who wishes to have a Spanish and more of a cultural graduation celebration.

Learn about ChicanX Commencement

All graduating students who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community are welcome. Please email the Warrior Cross Cultural Center for more information.

The UndocuGrad Ceremony is open to all undocumented students and mix status families who would like to participate and celebrate their academic and personal achievements. The annual event is hosted by Undocumented Student Services.

Learn about UndocuGrad Cerermony

Updated: July 10, 2024