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Identity and Affinity Organizations

A community within a community


Organization Title


Association of African American Students (AAAS)

Promotes community and empowerment for African-American students to explore their identities.

Asian American Pacific Islander Initiative (AAPI)

Fosters self-discovery through shared experiences and scholarship.


African Students Association (ASA)

Educates peers on the social, political, and cultural issues of the continent of Africa

Association of Students Interested in Asia (ASIA Club)

Celebrates Asian culture and promotes an understanding of Asian cultures.

Carribbean Students Association 

Empowers individuals from Caribbean backgrounds and the Diaspora. 

Committee for Latino Concerns 

Invites all students to explore Latino/a/x culture and community. 

DePauw China Connection 

Builds bridges between China and DePauw 

DePauw First 

Creates community for first-generation college students.

Exalt! Gospel Choir

Performs music from the African-American Christian traditions and creates fellowship. 


Founded upon the principle that women's rights are human rights. 

International Student Association (ISA)

Increases cross-cultural awareness and bridges the domestic and international divide. 

Japanese Club (J Club)

Celebrates Japanese culture and traditions.

Ladies and Allies for Cross-Cultural Education (LACE)

Acts as a catalyst for cross-cultural discussion. 

La Fuerza Latina Latin Dance Group

Teaches and performs Latin-based dance. 

Men of Excellence for Cross-Cultural Alliance (MECCA)

Strengthens bonds between men and increases cultural awareness. 

Muslim Student Association

Helps students understand Islam and feel connected to their religious roots. 

Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC)

Builds community focusing on the unique issues that impact the queer and trans community of color 

South Asian Student Organization (SASO)

Celebrates South Asian culture and traditions. 

United DePauw

Promotes community within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied communities

World Association of Musicians, Instrumentalists, and DANcers (WAMIDAN)

Celebrates culture through dance, music, and food. 

X-Cell Dance Team

Promotes excellence through dance and self-expression.