The goal of ALAS is to raise awareness on the different Latin American cultures within the Haverford community and more importantly, to increase the appreciation of these various cultures. These goals are exemplified though the many activities that the club sponsors. In general, we are just trying to expose Latinism to the Haverford community. During our weekly meetings we discuss issues that affect Latinos both in the U.S. and abroad.
ASA: Asian Students Association
ASA is an affinity group at Haverford College whose mission is to represent and promote the Asian and Asian American student community. We meet once per week to discuss issues facing the Asian and Asian American community on and off campus, plan future events, and act as a support group for our members. We strive to strengthen alliances with other affinity groups at Haverford and with our counterparts at Bryn Mawr College and Swarthmore College.
Bi-Co Japanese Culture Club
The purpose of this organization is to explore Japanese culture through various social and cultural activities and events relating to Japan.We will look at both traditional Japan and modern Japanese activities. Through various trips to Philadelphia we will get hands-on experience with the Japanese culture around us through an interesting manner—food.
Bryn Mawr's Tri-College NAACP Chapter
The mission of Bryn Mawr’s NAACP College Chapter is to inform the Tri-College community of the problems affecting racial and ethnic minorities, advance the economic, educational, social and political affairs of these groups, and develop “an intelligent, militant and effective youth leadership. By making hidden inequalities and prejudices visible, Bryn Mawr’s NAACP College Chapter hopes to raise more awareness of issues of race and transform the way we act both within and outside of our college communities.
BSL: Black Student League
The BSL is devoted to the enrichment of Haverford's community. Therefore everyone is invited to join. We pledge to stimulate dialogue and heighten awareness about issues in the Black community, within the college and in the wider world of Africa and the Diaspora and to enlighten the community about the rich cultural heritage of our people.
EEA: Eastern European Alliance
The purpose of this club is for Haverford Students who are either of Eastern European descent or have an interest in Eastern European culture to meet and enjoy the shared elements of our pan-Slavic cultures as well as to explore the differences that often separate us. We will host events such as Russian movie nights, Polish dancing lessons, and Eastern European potlucks/music exchange nights in order to foster a sense of community between Eastern European students at Haverford.
ISA: International Students Association
ISA aims to provide a support system for international students at Haverford College, and helps ease their transition to life at Haverford and in the US. We also plan the International Students' Orientation along with the Office of Multicultural Affairs. For the current international students at Haverford, ISA organizes regular outings in the form of educational and cultural trips into the historic city of Philadelphia and neighboring areas. ISA also acts as a resource for prospective international students and those who have gained admission to Haverford College, answering their questions and addressing their concerns and needs. Meetings are held on alternate weeks and all are welcome. We wholeheartedly invite all people who are interested in international issues and wish to spend time with international students in an informal setting to come join us.
JSU: Jewish Student Union
JSU of Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges provides religious, educational, and social opportunities for Jewish (and non-Jewish) students in the Bi-Co. We hold weekly Shabbat services, numerous social events, and holiday observances and festivities. All of these activities are open to everybody from both colleges—regardless of religious affiliation or background.
JSU is run almost entirely by students from both campuses, with the help of a Jewish advisor, and in conjunction with Hillel of Greater Philadelphia. We're always looking for additional student participation to make our wonderful organization even better. We'd love to see you at our next event!
KSA: Bi-College Korean Students Association
The purpose of this organization is to act as a resource for the Bi-College Korean American student community, and to provide a space for networking through community activism and cultural events. The organization also strives to raise awareness of Korean and Korean American culture within the Bi-College student community.
MSA: Muslim Students Association
MSA is an organization setup to serve Muslim students' needs and promote the awareness of Islam on campus. It is a bi-college organization with Bryn Mawr College with meetings on both campuses. Non-Muslim students are very welcome to attend our meetings as well.
QDG: Queer Discussion Group
QDG is a safe, confidential meeting place for students who are queer and/or questioning their gender/sexuality. QDG is a great opportunity to meet other LGBTQ students, hang out and have fun, and discuss queer issues. If you’re interested in joining QDG or even if you just want to chat, shoot Zach or Janela an e-mail.
SAGA: Sexuality and Gender Alliance
SAGA is a student organization that seeks to address the needs of LGBTQ students and their allies and to educate the community about issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity . SAGA holds weekly meetings and maintains open SAGA Lounge hours some days of the week for students to access the queer library. In addition SAGA sponsors and organizes events such as Out Week, etc.
SAS: South Asian Society
SAS is an association of students with origins from the Indian subcontinent. SAS strives to create a greater awareness of self-identity to the members of the club as well as increase awareness of the South Asian presence on campus. SAS consists of a diverse group of students who celebrate their own heritage and traditions but also participate in a broader scale of campus-wide and community events. By means of cultural discussions and events, SAS intends to create a space of comfort for students of South Asian descent to ensure their enjoyment and success at Haverford.
Students for Justice in Palestine
Our organization is committed to spreading awareness and sparking dialogue about an issue that largely goes undiscussed, namely the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. We are a non-partisan group dedicated to shedding light on the humanitarian aspects of the Israeli occupation and debunking the political misconceptions associated with it. Our aim is to encourage discussion and debate that allow for different voices to be heard and respected. Finally, part of our mission is to spread awareness about Palestinian culture.
SWAG's purpose is to form an alliance for students to confront social, economic, and cultural issues we face today. We do this by thinking beyond ourselves and realizing that every issue is interconnected. We aim to inspire others to move our world forward together and open our minds to new ideas and cultures. Instead of standing for just one issue of diversity, we stress that diversity is about accepting everyone for their cultural differences and learning from one another in order to create a brighter future.
Taboo seeks to support those in the Tri-College community who identify with or are curious about BDSM, polyamory, and other non-traditional relationships. We provide information about maintaining healthy and safe relationships, as well as a supportive and accepting environment for those who are currently involved in any non-mainstream relationships, and those who are curious about the lifestyles.
WOC: Women of Color
WOC is an organization funded with the intent of being a ready support system for women at Haverford College. Women of Color hopes to provide support mainly in three areas: Academically, Socially and Spiritually so that our members can have a group with whom they may express their individual and collective concerns.