Cultural Student Organizations

Our Cultural Organization Fair, also known as “Global Carnival”, features the many diverse student organizations and local partners that add to our community! We will be holding our annual Global Carnival on Friday, August 14th from 3:00-5:00 pm EDT on this website! On that Friday you will see all organizations of our community, and, if there is a link to their name, you will be able to head into a Zoom session and speak to representatives of these organizations! Check back on Friday, August 14th from 3:00-5:00 pm EST to see the list of organizations and to meet with other students and local groups! Below, take a look at some of our organization’s introductions to new students!
 

African Students Organization

African Students Organization

“ASO is a cultural student organization at the University of Pittsburgh, created to strengthen the network between our organization, our alumni, and our community in order to assist in the development of innovative leaders among the African diaspora.”
 
Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/96681212977

 

 

African Studies Program

African Studies Program

“The African Studies program promotes the study and research of Africa. We provide opportunities to expand and widen knowledge of Africa to foster a greater understanding of the world’s second-largest and most diverse continent. You can get a certificate in African Studies, study abroad, intern, and/or get involved in events and activities that promote learning and understanding of Africa. Come by and check us out! We would LOVE to meet you! Welcome to Pitt!”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/98004360284

 

 

Akshaya Patra Foundation

“A non-profit organization where students fundraise to provide free mid-day meals to underprivileged school children in the Indian subcontinent.”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/98886603849

 

 

Alliance of Queer and Underrepresented Asians in Recognition of Intersectionality to Uphold Solidarity (AQUARIUS)

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AQUARIUS seeks to empower the university’s queer Asian community and its allies through educational programming and providing a platform for individuals to share their experiences. The organization unites the mosaic of identities that exist in the queer Asian community and broadly in Asia–Asia being merely a geographic term that can not broadly describe race, ethnicity, culture, religion, socio-political climate, and countless more found throughout diverse Asian nations. Thus, AQUARIUS internalizes the intersectionality of gender and sexuality with other identities; recognition of communities in West, East, South, Southeast Asia and those that identify under the Asian umbrella term is critical. AQUARIUS furthermore recognizes the Pacific Island communities in regions including but not limited to Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia and those that associate under the term Pacific Islander. AQUARIUS is dedicated to creating a safe space for anyone in the LGBTQIA+ community overall.
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/99133179171

 

 

Anointed Steps of Faith

Anointed Steps of Faith

“Hello! We are Anointed Steps of Faith, a Christian organization that seeks to glorify and praise God through step. We are excited that you are interested in and would love to answer any questions you might have!” 
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/92456109450

 

 

Asha for Education

Asha

South Asian Educational Advocacy and Service 
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/93682352128 Passcode: Asha

 

 

Asian Student Alliance 

Asian Student Alliance

“The Asian Student Alliance is the largest Asian interest organization on Pitt’s campus! We’re an umbrella organization that includes 5 other cultural organizations, the Chinese American Student Association, the Filipino Students Association, the Korean Student Association, the Japanese Student Association and the Vietnamese Student Association. ASA seeks to foster a welcoming AAPI community and strengthen our relationships internally and externally via the promotion of cultural awareness and advocacy. “
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/s/99097344039

 

 

Asian Studies Center

Asian Studies Center

“The Asian Studies Center is the hub for events, lectures, and academic credentials focusing on Asia.”

 
Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/94872163131

 

 

Black Action Society (BAS)/Cross Cultural & Leadership Development 

Black Action Society

“The Black Action Society also referred to as the BAS is an organization here at Pitt that is dedicated to promoting the cultural, educational, political, and social needs of Black students. This year our main goals are to advocate on behalf of Black students to seek change in many of the systemic issues here, inform students of voting rights and other aspects of voting, as well as revive unity amongst students and organizations within Pitt’s Black Community.”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/95478411463 Passcode: BAS2021

 

 

Black Men’s Collective

Black Men's Collective

“Welcome to Pitt and to the Black Men’s Collective (BMC)! The BMC aims to serve, uplift, and advocate for all black men at the University of Pittsburgh and the greater Pittsburgh Area.”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91567439368

 

 

Center for Latin American Studies (UCIS)

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CLAS offers its students multidisciplinary academic training programs of the highest quality that complement a degree in a discipline or profession. CLAS believes that specialized multidisciplinary training on Latin America, Caribbean and Latinx is one important component of an academic program; however, the value of such expertise is greatly strengthened by combining multidisciplinary Latin American area and language training with a degree in a traditional discipline or profession.
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/96865613208

 

 

Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

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“The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (REEES) at the University of Pittsburgh is an interdisciplinary center focused on Central and Eastern Europe and the successor states of the Soviet Union. Eastern Europe and Eurasia remain a varied and dynamic region with a challenging and exciting future. We invite you to explore our programs and contact us. Aside from a shared interest in the region, our staff and associated faculty offer a wealth of experience and insight which is available to you as you pursue your own projects, degrees, and scholarly endeavors. We look forward to working with you!”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/93477842328

 

 

Chabad House on Campus

Chabad At Pitt

“A Jewish home away from home for students on campus. Engage in Jewish activities in an effort to increase Jewish involvement on campus.”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/93996850030

 

 

Chinese American Student Association

Chinese American Student Association

“CASA’s mission is to promote the understanding and knowledge of Chinese (particularly Chinese American) culture on Pitt’s campus. To this end, CASA welcomes all people regardless of race, religion, political affiliation, etc. Any interested person is more than welcome to join CASA.”
 

Zoom link:https://pitt.zoom.us/j/2414673011

 

 

Chinese Bible Study Fellowship

 

Chinese Bible Fellowship

“The Chinese Bible Study Fellowship (CBSF) is a Christian fellowship seeking to reach out to Chinese international students to build relationships, learn about God, and study the Bible together. We do life together: weekly bible studies, eating good food, going on outings and retreats, and making long-lasting memories. Please reach out and get connected as we share our faith and the Good News with others.”
 

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/96082821831

 

 

Chinese Undergraduate Student Association 

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“PITTCUSA is a student organization with the goal to provide Chinese students with a platform for academic communication and to meet new friends. Also, we work on sharing Chinese traditional and pop culture.” 
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/6578421299

 

 

Daehwa Korean Conversation Club

Daewha Korean Conversation Club

“A place for native and language-learning Korean speakers to meet and make new friends. Join us to help practice language skills in a fun, uplifting environment for students.”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/96180147366

 

 

Dhirana

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“Dhirana is the University of Pittsburgh’s annual Indian classical dance competition. It is a nonprofit organization and all proceeds of the competition go to the Birmingham Free Clinic of Pittsburgh, which provides free medical care for Pittsburgh’s underserved population.”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91718788744

 

 

English Language Institute / Department of Linguistics

“The Community Outreach programs of the University of Pittsburgh’s English Language Institute (ELI) offer opportunities for Pitt students with a high proficiency in English to interact with international students at the ELI. International students take non-credit-bearing classes at Pitt’s ELI to improve their language proficiency, often with the hope of later enrolling in degree programs or toward professional goals. Students who volunteer in ELI’s programs – Conversation Partners and/or Talk Time Discussion Groups – commit to spending one hour per week with students in the ELI’s Intensive English Program per program. These programs allow ELI and Pitt students to meet people from other backgrounds, to learn about others’ cultures and languages, and to develop friendships. Additionally, the experience counts toward OCC credit and can be added to CVs, Fulbright applications, etc. If you’re interested in working with international students, these programs offer great potential with a minimal time commitment.”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/96482947138

 

 

European Studies Center

European Studies Center

“The ESC coordinates and develops scholarship, teaching, and community events related to Europe and the European Union. We work in cooperation with academic departments, schools, and research units throughout the University. The ESC supports the development of new courses, sponsors lectures, symposia, and conferences with international participants, offers faculty and graduate student grants, and provides an intellectual community for students and faculty studying all aspects of contemporary and historical Europe and the European Union.  It also offers undergraduate and graduate-level certificate programs in West European Studies, European Union Studies, Transatlantic Studies, and Mediterranean Studies. We have been designated a National Resource Center for European Studies by the U.S. Department of Education (under Title VI of the Higher Education Act) and a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence by the European Commission.”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/87171596256 Passcode: 8YQWxm

 

 

Fikaklubb

“Our club is for students interested in Scandinavian and Nordic culture and language. We bring together people with Scandinavian and Nordic backgrounds to participate in traditional celebrations and share common experiences.”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/94371735487

 

 

Filipino Students Association

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“If you’re Filipino, have Filipino friends, enjoy Filipino food, or just want to learn about culture try out something new – Pitt FSA welcomes you! We invite anyone and everyone with an interest in Filipino culture!  Pitt FSA is an organization dedicated to educating and uniting the Filipino community of Pitt. We aim to promote Filipino cultural awareness and unity through educational growth. As a social outlet, FSA focuses largely on Filipino culture and heritage through cultural, social, and community activities. Most importantly, FSA tries to foster an appreciation and understanding of one’s roots as well as emphasize the sense of family within our members.”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/93970638863

 

 

First Class Bhangra

First Class Banghra

“First Class Bhangra began in 2009 as a Bhangra team from Pittsburgh performing around the city at community events. We are proud to have been part of the Bhangra circuit, growing as a family and competing across the country while still performing at classic Pittsburgh events. Want to be a part of FCB? NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Boys and girls welcome!”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/99374532496

 

 

Fraternity and Sorority Life Community

Fraternity and Sorority Life

“The Fraternity and sorority life community at the University of Pittsburgh is home to several culturally-based fraternities and sororities. Our chapters and councils value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We hope that you can stop by to interact with student leaders from the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, Collegiate Panhellenic Association, Jewish Greek Leadership Association, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Omega Phi Psi Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc., Iota Nu Delta Fraternity, Inc., and Alpha Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc.”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/93643129835

 

 

French Department

“French Club is an undergraduate student organization that strives to promote the learning and appreciation of language and culture in the Francophone world.”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/99514841722 Password: BIENVENUE

 

 

FRESA (Fresh Entertainment by Student Artists)

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“FRESA is a club where students interested in Asian pop cultures can come together and have fun! We dance, sing, and perform different songs from K-pop, J-pop, and C-pop both through cover videos and live performances. Check out our Youtube, FB, Insta, and Bilibili all @pittfresa to see our covers and upcoming events <3”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/98983786841

 

 

German Club

“Welcome to the German Club at Pitt! We sponsor many German-themed activities throughout the course of the school year. The main activity of the German club is Stammtisch, or conversation table. This is a great opportunity for German students and non-German students alike to come together talk about German-related topics in German or English. We welcome all levels of German level fluencies from non-experienced to native speakers.”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/99581909782

 

 

Global Studies Center

Global Studies Center

“The Center offers academic certificates to students who desire a deeper understanding of the social and economic inequality in our world and promotes global thinking that is essential in our times. Students with any major, through Global Studies, can gain a broader understanding of the dominant political and economic trends within a historical and contemporary context that will equip them to lead lives of impact.”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/97393779599

 

 

Global Ties

Global Ties

Global Ties is committed to fostering a sense of global community at Pitt. In addition to supporting new international students, we create spaces for domestic and international students to become friends. We’d love to chat with you today in our live room! Also, watch our “Meet the Global Ties Mentors” video to meet the 16 student leaders who mentor new international students and create fun events for Pitt students.
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/92424529557

 

 

Hellenic Student Association (HSA)

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“Hellenic Student Association (HSA) at the University of Pittsburgh intends to further students’ interest and knowledge in Greek culture and promote unity in Pittburgh’s Hellenic community. HSA’s events focus on Greek food, dance, music, language, and history, as we want to immerse students in all things Greek. We welcome all students to join us on this odyssey to explore what it means to be Greek!”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/94145527070 Passcode: 616507

 

 

Hillel Jewish Student Union

Hillel

“The Hillel Jewish Student Union (JSU) is an organization dedicated to providing community and connection to all Jewish students at the University of Pittsburgh. Hillel has a number of student-led communities including the Jewish Greek Life Association (JGLA), Challah for Hunger, and 70 Faces Magazine, as well as Israel, travel opportunities.  Join us for a virtual Shabbat and get to know our different groups!”
 

Zoom link: https://hillel.zoom.us/j/95639411649 Password: JUC2020

 

 

Hindu Student Council

Hindu Student Council

“HSC is a cultural and religious organization that strives to spread awareness about Hinduism and its traditions. As a member of HSC you will be involved in planning some of the biggest cultural events on campus, participate in thought-provoking debates/discussion, and make lifelong friends!”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/92302344942

 

 

Irish Dance Club at Pitt

Irish Dance Club

“Pitt’s Irish Dance club attends intercollegiate competitions, performs at events & showcases and shares our passion for dance with others!”
 

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83335410201 Password: 7tRwMz

 

 

Italian Program

“Italian Program faculty will be available to talk about our programs, classes, and opportunities, including scholarships for Study Abroad and Undergraduate Research!”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/8019029238 Passcode:iloveitaly

 

 

Japanese Student Association

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“A cultural organization that celebrates Japanese culture and identity”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91752810033

 

 

Korean Student Association

Korean Student Association

“All activities of the Korean Student Association exist in order to further the Korean and Korean American experience at the University of Pittsburgh. These activities, programs, and services may include but are not limited to cultural festivals and showcases, socials, guest speakers, cultural food tasting, advocacy workshops, and collaborations with other Student Organizations.”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/2255672184 Passcode: KSA

 

 

Latinx Student Association

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“We are Pitt’s Latinx Student Association! We are here to motivate Latinx leaders, educate others, advocate for our values, and celebrate our culture!”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/2250215927

 

 

Less-Commonly-Taught Languages Center (LCTL)

“The University of Pittsburgh’s Less-Commonly-Taught Languages (LCTL) Center, housed in the Department of Linguistics, exists to broaden the range of options in foreign language study for Pitt students. We offer courses in over a dozen languages that you can’t study everywhere, including instruction in American Sign Language, Arabic, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Hungarian, Irish, Greek, Persian/Farsi, Quechua, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, and Vietnamese. Enroll in our classes and gain access to a myriad of unique cultures, conventions, and worldviews, in addition to mastery of receptive skills like listening and reading, and productive skills like speaking, signing, and writing in a new language. We invite you to open your mind to different ways of thinking, communicating, and making new friends! For more information, you can also visit us at lctl.pitt.edu or email us at lctl@pitt.edu with any questions!”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/93465099301 Passcode: 042052

 

 

Middle Eastern North African Student Association (MENASA)

Middle Eastern North African Student Association

“MENASA serves to create a community for students of MENA descent at Pitt. It will facilitate discussion of issues that are relevant to us Middle Eastern & Arab students. Additionally, it will be a way to celebrate different Middle Eastern & Arab cultures and to learn about people of other cultures within the MENA region. The MENA student association will focus on the ethnicity and culture of Middle Eastern & Arab students.”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/2909131262

 

 

Minorities In Climate Action

“A space for minorities who are interested in climate action”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/99792343157

 

 

Multiracial Student Association

Multiracial Student Association

“The Multiracial Student Association (MUSA) is a place for students with mixed backgrounds or intersectional identities to share their cultures and experiences. We look forward to meeting you!”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/99533973508

 

 

Nationality Rooms Program

Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Scholarships
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/4762477373

 

 

Pakistani Student Association

Pakistini Student Association

“Pakistani Student Association, at the University of Pittsburgh, aims to promote awareness on the rich culture and heritage of Pakistan, all while making lasting friendships!”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/2481882274

 

 

Pan-Caribbean Alliance

Pan Carribean Alliance

“We the Pan-Caribbean Alliance (formerly CLASA) work towards the spread and celebration of Caribbean culture and customs. Everyone’s welcome so stop on by and join the vibes!”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/95415661993

 

 

Pitt Global Hub

Global Hub

“The Pitt Global Hub is the university’s go-to resource center for global and international opportunities. Part-student lounge and part-event space, you can expect to get an overview of Pitt’s international area and global studies centers; the Global Distinction credential; study abroad and study away; fellowships and funding; as well as experience programming on a variety of topics such as social justice issues, cultural celebrations, and Global Trivia. We will be primarily virtual this year, but the Global Hub is here to support you in your journey to internationalize or globalize your academic path!”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/96865613208 – Please note that the Pitt Global Hub will be in a joint Zoom meeting with the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)!

 

 

Pitt PantheRaas

Panther Raas

“University of Pittsburgh’s premier nationally competing garba-raas dance team.”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/98351629377

 

 

Pitt Study Abroad

“With more than 350 programs in 75 countries, Pitt Study Abroad can help you find experiences that allow you to study the courses you need, develop skills employers and grad schools want, and engage with communities in socially responsible and meaningful ways.”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/97592707785

 

 

SACNAS at Pitt

SACNAS

“SACNAS at Pitt is a new organization to Pitt which focuses on increasing and achieving true diversity in STEM. Our goal is to form an inclusive community that fosters the growth of minority groups in STEM fields. We provide opportunities for professional development, volunteering, mentorship, research, and much more.”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/97529614933

 

 

Sangeet

Sangeet

“Pitt Sangeet is an Indian classical music organization that seeks to educate the public of the richness and roots of Indian music. If interested in joining, contact us at pitt.sangeet@gmail.com!”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/97536731625

 

 

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

“The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers was established in 2007 to help Asian heritage scientists and engineers achieve their full potential.   We believe in celebrating diversity, giving back to our communities, and preparing leaders for a world of opportunities. Join us this semester to participate in social, professional, and volunteering events!”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/4238705213

 

 

South Asian Student Association

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“We are a cultural organization composed of 6 committees that aim to cover a multitude of topics within the South Asian community. Join our link to learn about our plans for the semester, learn about our Freshman Leadership program, and if you have any interest in collaborating with us!”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91291209106

 

 

Spanish Club

Spanish Club

“Spanish Club immerses students in the language and culture of Spain & Latin America. All levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced!”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91829132756

 

 

Vietnamese Student Association

Vietnamese Student Association

“The Vietnamese Student Association is a student-run organization whose mission is to preserve and promote the Vietnamese culture and community at the University of Pittsburgh. If you enjoy our culture (especially our food), join us regardless of your ethnic heritage! VSA welcomes you!!”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/94312321998

 

 

Wushu Club

Wushu Club

“Wushu is a Chinese martial art, very closely related to Kung Fu! We accept all levels of individuals who want to keep fit and learn more about the martial art.”
 

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/98393157853