Cultural & Affinity Groups Resource Guide

Cultural & Affinity Groups Resource Guide. Warrior Cross Cultural Center.

Below is a non-exhaustive Cultural & Affinity Groups Resource Guide that we have compiled of available campus and community resources for to the varied affinity groups at Stanislaus State. The Warrior Cross Cultural Center 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 included here, please contact the Warrior Cross Cultural Center via phone at (209) 667-3511 or email at

Cultural and Affinity Groups Resource Guide:

Black/African American

Campus Resources

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.


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.

Community Resources 

National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People

The mission of the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored People
(NAACP) is to secure the political,
educational, social, and economic
equality of rights in order to eliminate
race-based discrimination and ensure
the health and well-being of all

NAACP Modesto/Stanislaus Branch
Unit 1048

NAACP Stockton Branch

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UndocuBlack Network

The UndocuBlack Network (UBN) is
a multigenerational network of
currently and formerly
undocumented Black people that
fosters community, facilitates access
to resources, and contributes to
transforming the realities of our
people, so we are thriving and living
our fullest lives.


Campus Resources

Chicanos Unidos for Academic
Achievement (CUAA)

Now in existence 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

Learn More

Instagram: @cuaadestanstate

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano
de Aztlan (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 More

Instagram: @stanstatemecha

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


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.

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Community Resources

El Concilio

El Concilio, an affiliate of UnidosUS,
is a non-profit community based organization
offering a variety of services across eight
departments to high-risk youth, infants,
families, and adults representing, primarily,
the Hispanic population of the Central Valley.

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Latino Community Organization

We fulfill our mission by building a movement
of civically engaged philanthropic leaders,
investing in Latino-led organizations, and
increasing political participation of Latinos
in California.

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Farmworker Leaders' Storytime Videos

Side by Side/Lado a Lado by Monica Brown & Illustrated by Joe Cepeda 

Read by Ms. Pantoja & class

Side by Side English Read Aloud  

Bilingual Read Aloud: Side by Side Lado a Lado  

Dolores Huerta by Sarah Warren: Read Aloud by Laura Tellez 

Asian/Pacific Islander American

Campus Resources

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 MoreInstagram: @_theacc

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.

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Community Resources 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Asian Americans have been part
of the American story since its
earliest days, and are now the U.S.'s
fastest-growing racial group with the
potential and power to shape our nation
and the policies that affect us. Our
mission is to advance civil and human
rights for Asian Americans and to build
and promote a fair and equitable
society for all.

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Asian Resources, Inc.

Asian Resources is a non-profit
community-based organization
established in 1980 dedicated to
providing multiple social services
needed in our community, empowering
everyone we serve to become a vital
part of our changing, diverse society.

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Undocumented Student Services

The Undocumented Students Services at Stan State is committed to student success, which includes providing a campus culture that reflects and values diversity and promotes inclusion. As a campus community 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).

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Undocumented Students Organization

The purpose of the Undocumented Students Organization at Stanislaus State 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.

Instagram: @uso_csus


Campus Resources

LGBTQ+ Mentorship Program

The mission of the LGBTQ+ Mentorship
Program 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.

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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.

Instagram: @stanstateloveevolution

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Community Resources

Central Valley Pride Center

Mission: Building a safe space in
the Central Valley by providing
resources, support, and community
events for LGBTQ+ individuals,
families, and allies. 

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San Joaquin Delta College Pride Center

The San Joaquin Delta College
Pride Center provides a welcoming
safe space for academic success and
support for lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+)
students and their allies

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Merced LGBTQ+ Alliance

We are the Merced LGBTQ+ Alliance.
A group of dedicated and passionate
community members who strive to
create a safe space for everyone
through education, advocacy and
community events!

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Sacramento LGBT Community Center

The Sacramento LGBT Community
Center works to create a region where
LGBTQ+ people thrive. We support
the health and wellness of the most
marginalized, advocate for equality
and justice, and work to build a
culturally rich LGBTQ+ community.

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Scholarships & Resources for
LGBTQIA+ Students

Explore scholarship awards, advocacy
groups, and professional networks
that are making college more
affordable and inclusive for the
LGBTQIA+ community.

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The Source LGBT+ Center

Mission: To provide spaces within
our communities for the LGBT+
population to Learn, Grow, Belong,
Transform, Question + Support.

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Native American/Indigenous People

Campus Resources

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.

Instagram: @sonxinachtli

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.

Instagram: @isa.csustanislaus

Community Resources 

Indigenous Peoples Movement

A global coalition bringing awareness
of issues affecting Indigenous people
from North & South America, Oceania,
Asia, Africa, & the Caribbean.

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Indigenous Climate Action (ICA) 

Indigenous Climate Action (ICA) is
an Indigenous-led organization guided
by a diverse group of Indigenous
knowledge keepers, water protectors
and land defenders from communities
and regions across the country. We
believe that Indigenous Peoples’
rights and knowledge systems are
critical to developing solutions to
the climate crisis and achieving
climate justice.

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Disability Resource Services

The mission of Disability Resource Service at Stanislaus State 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.

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Student Veteran Center

The mission of the Student Veteran Center is to provide an environment of respect, safety, and community for all who enter. Specifically, the center provides academic, life, and career skills support for student veterans, military personnel and their families enrolled at California State University, Stanislaus. Understanding, nurturing, and appreciating the student veteran experience while transforming the regional veteran community’s capacity for leadership, advocacy, and alumni opportunity are the Way of the Warrior.

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Male Success Initiative

The Male Success Initiative (MSI) at Stanislaus State will foster 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. MSI will inspire transformative learning through intentional programs, meaningful dialogues, & community building that will advocate for the dismantling of toxic heteronormative traits. The core of our work will revolve around reconstructing and healing from negative ideologies by promoting self-reflection, critical thinking, and empathy. The Male Success Initiative will proactively equip students with resources and skills to thrive in their educational journey. We aim to engage our participants by organizing a series of programs and services dedicated to addressing systemic inequities, academic achievement gaps, and persistence to graduation. 

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First Generation

Campus Resources

Educational Opportunity
Program (EOP)

The Educational Opportunity Program
(EOP) is an admission-based program
that increases access, academic excellence,
and retention for California's historically underserved low income, first-generation
college students. EOP provides services
including Summer Bridge, Promise Scholars,
and developmental academic advising.
These programs and services encourage
students to make conscious connections
between the acquisition of skills and their
application to academic, social and
professional lives.

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Friday's 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, etc.

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TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services at
Stanislaus State 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. 

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Cultural & Affinity Group Graduations

Black Graduation

The Annual Black Graduation is hosted
by the Black Student Union (BSU)
and the Black Faculty & Staff
Association (BFSA). If you have any
questions, please email

Chicanx Commencement

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 More

Rainbow Graduation

All graduating students who identify
as part of the LGBTQ+ community are
welcome. For more information, please



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.
For more information, please email

Campus & Community-Based Resources

Campus Resources

President's Commission on
Diversity & Inclusion (PCDI)

Stanislaus State is committed to
establishing and maintaining efforts
that make our campus community
welcoming, diverse, and inclusive.
To support these efforts the PCDI
has established to develop a
comprehensive three-to five-year
Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan
with a specified timeline for milestone
achievement of measurable outcomes
and visible results.

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City of Turlock & Stanislaus
State Joint Taskforce on
Diversity and Inclusion

Working together, the city, and
Stanislaus State will coordinate,
encourage, and implement initiatives
and activities to promote an inclusive
community that reflects the rich and
diverse experiences, values, worldviews
and cultures in our city.

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Ethnic Studies Club

The Ethnic Studies Club at CSU Stanislaus
is a club where people can come together and
form a community. This community will be
focused on advancing Ethnic Studies.


Ethnic Studies

Ethnic Studies is a transdisciplinary field
that provides critical, intersectional, and
decolonial approaches to the study of
racism and racialization. The program
centers histories, contemporary experiences,
and cultural expressions of Native
American/Indigenous people, Black/African
Americans, Chicano/a/xs-Latino/a/xs,
and Asian/Pacific Islander Americans
within a regional, national, and/or
global context.

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Community-Based Resources

Additional Resources Coming Soon!  


Please note that the Warrior Cross Cultural Center is not affiliated with, nor does it explicitly endorse, any of the advocacy groups, hotlines, or organizations listed here. This list is intended only to inform students of resources available to them in the broader community. This list is not comprehensive. If you are aware of further resources not included here, please contact the Warrior Cross Cultural Center at