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Multicultural Student Organizations
At Robert Morris University we offer a number of multicultural student organizations for students. The purpose of these organizations is to develop and sponsor cultural, social, and educational programming for the RMU community that will broaden the horizons of others and raise awareness about important issue that face each particular population.
Asian Student Association focuses on supporting students who identify or support
Asian culture. The group plans and
coordinates a variety of interactive programs with an emphasis on education and
cultural awareness towards Asiatic countries.
The Black Student Union (BSU) promotes a sense of unity among African American students,
provides a forum for social and educational opportunities related but not
limited to Black issues. Membership is
not exclusive to only African American students; the BSU is open to all RMU
Carpe Mundum (Seize the
World) focuses on supporting international
students and student with an interest in different cultures and nations. The group plans and coordinates a variety of
interactive programs with an international flare to enrich student life on
campus. The goal is to enhance international understanding and friendships at
RMU, while also promoting awareness and understanding of the international
Claddagh Club provides fellowship, education, and entertainment for
those with an interest in Ireland and all things Irish. Through programming and events, the Claddagh
Club will promote an understanding of Irish history, culture, and enduring contributions
to planet Earth. Members will be brought
together through a mutual interest in Ireland, and have hope to remain lifelong
friends and forever dedicated to the land of saints and scholars.
Hilel is affiliated with the national organization, which is the largest Jewish student organization in the world. Hillel builds connections and encourages students to explore, experience and create vibrant Jewish lives. Hillel encourages students of all backgrounds to form deep, personal connections to Jewish life and provide opportunities for students to have meaningful Jewish experiences. Hillel also supports and facilitates student celebrations of Shabbat and holidays on and off campus.
National Society of Black Engineers is open to any undergraduate student enrolled in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM). Programs offered through the national organization allow students to develope leadership and networking opportunities along with the abililty to apply for various scholarships and grants.
Saudi Student Club is a
non-profit student organization that provides social and cultural activities to
the Saudi community at Robert Morris University. Their goal is to help newcomers adjust to life
in Moon Township and to provide them with information and support. They promote
community ties by holding a variety of social and cultural events every month
to develop and foster community spirit.
Society of Women Engineers is originated when small groups of women engineers and women engineering students began meeting independently in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. Nearly 50 women form these groups came together on May 27, 1950 fo for the Society. The organization has four objectives: to inform young women, their parents, counselors an the public of the qualifications and achievements of women engineers and the opportunities available to them; to assist women engineers in readying themselves for a return to active work after temporary retirement; to serve as a center of information on women in the field; and to encourage women engineers to attain high levels of educational and professional achievement.
The Student Alliance For Equality (SAFE) focuses on promoting equal treatment for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual
(LBGTQ) community. SAFE hosts a support
network for LGBT students and their allies on campus through educational,
social projects and programs. Goals for
the organization include educating the campus population on LGBTQ issues,
creating a safe place for LGBTQ students to express themselves, helping the
community through service, and creating a general attitude of acceptance on
Voci Italiane provides
fellowship, education and entertainment for those with an interest in Italy and
all things Italia. Voci Italiane holds
many events and programs that promote an understanding of the rich history, culture and significant contributions
that many Italians have made to the world.
Members will be brought together through a sense of commitment and love
of all things Italian and to promote a sense of family throughout the RMU