Group of diverse studentsThe African American Caucus

The African American Caucus is a faculty support organization for students, staff, and faculty members that monitor behind-the scenes activities of the university. The caucus also sponsors educational lectures by visiting speakers and social programs for faculty, staff, and students.

Contact: Joseph Croskey at


Allies is an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning and straight students, faculty and Clarion community members who have come together to work for the preservation of the human rights of all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.


Asian Student Integrated Association (A.S.I.A)

This organization provides an outlet for Asian students to work through issues particular to Asian students and provides an arena for fellowship and socialization in keeping with the Asian culture.

Contact: Smaran Teru

Black Student Union (BSU)

BSU promotes knowledge of African American issues and cultural awareness through academic leadership and social events.

Contact: Aaliyah McMullen at

G.E.M.S. (Golden Eagle Men's Success)

The overall goal of this program is to increase retention and timely graduation of African American males.  A variety of educational, cultural, and social programs and activities are offered to assist students in making a successful transition from high school to college and helps them to live, learn and grow as individuals and active members of the academic community.  A supportive environment also is provided through intrusive advising, academic monitoring, assistance with major selection and declaration, and successful navigation of campus services. 

 Contact: Rogers Laugand at 

Hip Hop Dance Team

This organization provides entertainment through dance for Clarion University students and other spectators during university functions.

Contact:  Jordyn Wilson at


The Kudet step team performs a unique way of dance using the body, hands, and feet to create intricate combinations of dance and marching steps. Members will be able to learn the cultural significance of drill and marching steps while also expressing themselves through a distinctive art form called stepping.

Contact: Jordan Kendrick

Leadership Council

The goal of this group is to enhance the leadership skills of students who hold leadership positions or those who are potential leaders through workshops, presentations, one-on-one sessions, and social programs. It emphasizes the importance of working together as a team as it relates to budgeting and event planning.

Contact: Rogers Laugand at

The Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute promotes diversity and nurtures students' leadership skills through various programs, such as leadership workshops, conference, lectures, and training.

Contact: Alaina Pettway at

Lift Every Voice Choir

LEV performs spiritual and inspirational selections for the Clarion Campus and community events. The choir showcases group and individual talents in traditional uplifting gospel.

Contact:  Tyla Cornelius at

The Men of Color Think Tank

The Men of Color Think Tank is a structured forum created to produce and provide an environment conducive to sharing and bonding. It is an opportunity for men of color to come together and find ways of relieving everyday mental and physical burdens. The ultimate goal is to begin examining the inner being and how it affects actions or reactions in the larger society.

Contact:  Rogers Laugand at 


NAACP ensures a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination.

Contact: Tamara Baker at or visit

R.U.B.I.E.S. (Rise Up Beautiful Intellectual Exceptional Sisters)

R.U.B.I.E.S (Rise Up Beautiful Intellectual Exceptional Sisters) is a mentoring program that focuses on empowering African American females by engaging participants in authentic mentoring partnerships. We will work to create a supportive environment for students to live, learn, and grow as active members of the academic community. Programs will focus on academic, personal, and professional development. The overall goal is to increase retention and timely graduation of African American females.

Contact: Rogers Laugand at


SALSA is a group on campus which provides an overall history and culture of Latin American countries. We provide an arena for fellowship and socialization in sharing the diverse Hispanic Cultural Heritage among others. We also create awareness of the issues and economic situations in the Latin America region.  

Women United

This group unites women of color for emotional and academic support. We encourage sisterhood, partnerships, and collaborations that focus on improving mental, physical and spiritual health.

Additional Student Involvement Opportunities

Academic Excellence Program

This program is designed for Board of Governor Scholarship recipients.  Students are required to attend study sessions (Monday - Sunday for 8 hours per week) and meet bi-weekly with the director of Minority Student Services.  Other students are strongly encouraged to attend the study sessions.

Building Bridges

Building Bridges is a partnership between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs to link the classroom with the campus community.  The program's goal is to build communication and understanding between Clarion students of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.  Students are encouraged to apply to be part of a multi-ethnic team of student associates, who visit classes to share experiences and lead discussions.  Building Bridges also is presented to students in area schools (grades 9 through 12).

Contact: Rogers Laugand at

DuBois Talented Tenth Tutoring

Students who have excelled academically can be involved with this program by serving as a tutor for students who may have some difficulty in a particular subject area.  Tutoring sessions can be conducted individually or as a group.


Last Updated 3/4/20