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Student Organizations

There are nine student organizations affiliated with Division of Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence:

Multicultural Education Coalition (MEC) 

MEC strives to promote student leadership and success through fostering a passion for diversity in our community by offering a variety of cultural experiences and serving as a platform and voice for multicultural issues. For more information, contact Abbas Yaghmaian, advisor, at (920) 424-3081 or

Inter-Tribal Student Organization (ITSO)

The purpose of the Inter-Tribal Student Organization is to cultivate and educate the UW Oshkosh campus and surrounding communities about Indigenous cultures. The organization seeks to accomplish this by providing social, cultural and educational programs and events. For more information, contact Dennis Zack at (920) 424-3080 or

Asian Student Association (ASA)

The ASA promotes cultural awareness within a social and academic environment through a network of diverse Asian connections. The ASA organization is open to everyone interested in learning more about Asian cultures and traditions. For more information, contact Mai Khou Xiong, advisor, at (920) 424-3081 or

Black Student Union (BSU)

The purpose of the Black Student Union is to create a positive African American voice on campus and in the community. The BSU focuses on the educational advancement of all students while encouraging cultural awareness, leadership development and building a strong alliance with organizations and resources on campus. The BSU addresses the advancement of students through cultural, educational and civic activities. For more information, contact Byron Adams, advisor, at (920) 424-3081 or .

Student Organization of Latinos (SOL)

The Student Organization of Latinos serves to promote student leadership and involvement by planning social and cultural events to educate the community about the Latino/Hispanic cultures. For more information, contact Esmeralda Delgado, advisor, at (920) 424-0441.

Hmong Student Union (HSU)

The Hmong Student Union promotes the cultural, social and educational interests of all UW Oshkosh students and serves as the elected voice of Hmong students on campus and within the Oshkosh and surrounding communities. For more information, contact Mai Khou Xiong, advisor, at (920) 424-3081 or .

Rainbow Alliance for H.O.P.E.

Rainbow Alliance for H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Perceive Equality) is a student organization on campus that supports, educates and provides a social environment for GSRD (Gender, sexual and romantically divergent)  students and their allies. H.O.P.E. meets every Monday evening during the school year in Reeve Memorial Union.  For more information, contact Dr. Liz Cannon, co-advisor, at (920) 424-3465 or

United Women of Oshkosh

United Women of Oshkosh is dedicated to empowering young women of color at the University to improve their personal and professional growth and development by helping them with self-esteem, self-determination, motivation and confidence-building. The organization focuses on the educational advancement of students and encourages leadership development and understanding of interpersonal relationships. For more information, contact Irma Burgos, advisor, at (920) 424-3081 or .

Women's Advocacy Council (WAC)

The Women's Advocacy Council's goal is to incite UWO students, staff, and faculty to become politically and socially active in creating gender equity and empowering women. In order to accomplish this goal, WAC works to 1) Raise awareness of impediments to gender equality, 2) Collaborate with other UWO organizations to promote attitudes and policies that empower women, and 3) Provide an atmosphere where individuals seeking gender equity can interact, discuss current events, and plan social and political events.  For more information, email


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