Cultural Clubs

Cultural Clubs

Learn more about student organizations based around a common culture or background.
As part of a diverse student body with interests ranging from dance to philosophy, you have countless ways to spark your interest and connect with other members of the RVCC community. Cultural Clubs are a great way to find other students with a similar background or interest and develop lasting friendships. As with all clubs, they can provide much-needed support as you adjust to college life.

Cultural Clubs
Cultural Clubs

The Alliance

The Alliance
Providing all RVCC students with an inclusive, safe and supportive space for social activities, networking, and event planning. The Alliance is committed to encouraging diversity and awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) issues on campus.

What are our meetings like?
Our meetings are highly social, and we strive to create a safe space where everyone feels comfortable. You can expect discussion and planning of future events, but also informal socialization and activities.

What do we do?
Our mission is to foster an aware and diverse community at RVCC, and our activities on campus are first and foremost geared toward advancing this mission. We hope that by having a visible and active presence on campus, we can encourage others to live openly and confidently, no matter who they are.

How can you reach us? 
Advisor: Rebecca Case, Rebecca.Case@raritanval.edu

Social Media
Facebook

Black Students Alliance (BSA)

Black Students Alliance (BSA)
An inclusive group for the advancement and empowerment of black students. Our goal is to enhance the black student community at RVCC through education (enrichment), community outreach, and social activities.  

What are our meetings like?
Our meetings begin with an aspect of black culture, such as a quote, video clip or current issue that addresses the Black experience, thereby prompting conversations that can offer a sounding board for students. Our meeting then focuses on planning an event that encompasses one of our three core objectives: education, community outreach, or social activities.  

How can you reach us?
Advisor: Rhonda Stewart, rhonda.stewart@raritanval.edu

Brothers Helping Brothers

Brothers Helping Brothers
We work to develop success strategies that support African American and Hispanic males attending RVCC. The goals are to increase minority retention and the number of students graduation from RVCC. 

How can you reach us?
Advisor: Jeff Warren, Jeff.Warren@raritanval.edu

Filipino Pride Engagement Awareness & Cultural Empowerment

Filipino Pride Engagement Awareness & Cultural Empowerment (P.E.A.C.E.) Club
To promote awareness of the Filipino heritage through educational and cultural resources.

How can you reach us?
Advisor: Jess Valdenarro, Jess.Valdenarro@raritanval.edu

Social Media
Facebook

International Cultural Association

International Cultural Association
Our mission is to introduce rich and unique cultures to the community and to encourage the students to learn and appreciate these cultures. 
 

What do we do?
Our main purpose is to introduce the unique cultures of the community. We want to encourage everyone, including the students, faculty and staff of Raritan Valley Community College, to learn and appreciate a variety of cultures. Apart from the academic opportunities that are already provided to the students, we want to provide them with more social opportunities to expand their knowledge and to make a difference in the community and around the world through social and cultural activities.  

How can you reach us?
Advisor: Aditi Patel, Aditi.Patel@RaritanVal.edu

Muslim Students Association

Muslim Students Association
The Muslim Students Association is a student organization at RVCC.  MSA is a social group for the Muslim and non-Muslim students on campus consisting of students of all origins, nationalities, and cultures, serving the virtue of brotherhood and sisterhood.   

What are our meetings like?
We create an environment such that students can openly discuss their backgrounds and religions while learning about the other people's cultures as well.  

What do we do?
We educate others about the true meaning of Islam and its teachings and deter people from associating the word "terrorist" with Muslims. 

How can you reach us?
Advisor: Kiswah Khan, Kiswah.Khan@raritanval.edu

Orgullo Latino/Latin Pride Club

Orgullo Latino/Latin Pride Club
Encourages campus-wide appreciation of Hispanic Americans and their contributions and history. Provides outreach programs to local high school students to seek out post-secondary education.

How can you reach us?
Advisor: Windy Paz-Amor, windy.paz-amor@raritanval.edu

Social Media
Facebook

United Caribbean Students Club

United Caribbean Students Club
The mission of the United Caribbean Students Club is to proactively enhance and enrich the lives of RVCC students of Caribbean and West Indian descent.

 

What are our meetings like?
The club meets on Thursdays during college hour (1– 2:20pm) in room H229. Our meetings are fun and energetic. We usually have a prepared agenda and we plan and discuss upcoming events, ideas for new events and club activities. Sometimes we have a guest speaker or presenter. We also discuss tips for academic success and the students share on-campus resources with each other.

What do we do?
The United Caribbean Students Club at RVCC is a vibrant cultural student organization whose goals are to meet the social and academic needs of RVCC students of Caribbean descent. Additionally, the club serves as a mechanism to educate and expose the larger campus community and local community to our rich Caribbean culture and heritage through music, culture, history, dance and food. The club also welcomes students of all nationalities. 

How can you reach us?
Advisors: Evelyn Carty, Evelyn.Carty@raritanval.edu

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