Asian Awareness Group
Asian Awareness Group educates the campus community about various facets of Asian/Asian-American culture. It sponsors ethnic dinners in celebration of Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights, and the Chinese Lunar New Year, in addition to other cultural activities including yoga, martial arts, and Asian-directed films
Over 90 members of the Albion community, staff, faculty and students celebrate with AAG the Indian festival of lights known as Dwali (right).
Olivia Conover, ’18
President, Asian Awareness Group
Why are you a part of AAG? “AAG created a community that allowed me to embrace my Asian identity, learn about myself and other Asian cultures, break down stereotypes regarding Asian identities, and participate in major campus programing. I also hoped that I could provide this community for other students and build upon this amazing organization's strong foundation and presence on campus.”
What do you like about Albion College? “Albion College itself is encouraging entity; the College works hard to listen and provide for students, especially those with underrepresented identities.”
African-Caribbean Student Union
The African-Caribbean Student Union aims to foster fraternal relationships and a better understanding among fellow African and Caribbean students and faculty. The group works to unite the sons and daughters of Africa and the Caribbean with all those concerned with and interested in the welfare of these regions, and to engage in constructive activities. Importance is also placed on creating awareness and a deeper understanding of the richness of cultures in Africa and the Caribbean and major issues affecting the continent and the different islands of the Caribbean.
ACSU hosts Reggaefest in April with a steel drum band, panel discussion, and Caribbean cuisine (right).
Power is an organization created to give women on campus (and women's issues) a support network along with resources needed to create proactive solutions with the help of persons of any gender. The group's main event is The Vagina Monologues, and is performed every other February. Other events include (but are not limited to): V-Week (a week of events leading up to The Vagina Monologues), women's shelter visits, self-defense seminars, women's outings, open panel discussions, female speakers, and women's sports attendance.
Aria Moore, ’19
Why are you a part of POWER? “I choose to be president of POWER because I completely support and believe in feminism and the equality of all genders.”
What do you like about Albion College? “I love the opportunities for involvement and the community that Albion offers.”
Organization for Latinx Awareness
OLA provides programs and services that act as a bridge between students, faculty and the Latino communities around the world. It serves students by fostering a positive atmosphere through the development of educational, cultural and social programs leading to a greater understanding of the Latin American community on campus as well as globally. In its efforts to preserve the Latino history and culture, OLA aspires to instill the significance of Latino/a heritage and raise awareness about issues concerning Latinos, as a means of strengthening the presence and importance of diversity at Albion College. OLA is an organization that allows individuals to explore, experience, and absorb culture through language, traditions, values, and music.
Zeralys Correa, ’20
President, Organization for Latinx Awareness
Why are you a part of OLA? “I am the President of OLA because I love the idea of creating a space where people can and learn about Latinx cultures.”
What do you like about Albion College? “I like the amazing support created with friends, staff, and teachers.”