Student Groups

American Red Cross

Description: A service club on campus that functions to provide the Uconn community with necessary Red Cross services, to aid in the collection of donated blood, and to provide the surrounding community with health realted services.
E-mail: -
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Contact Person: Katherine Antonitis

Amnesty International

Description: The mission is to undertake research and action on preventing tending grave abuses of the rights of physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression.
E-mail: kaitlyn.lloyd@uconn.edu
Website: http://www.amnestyusa.org
Contact Person: Kaitlyn Lloyd

AQUA (Allies & Queers Undergraduate Association)

Description: AQUA is a safe, social and supportive atmosphere providing out, closeted, questioning and straight individuals a chance to share their thoughts and concerns in an open format.
E-mail: uconnaqua@googlegroups.com
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Contact Person: Danielle Civitillo

Caring Internationally, UConn

Description: The purpose of UConn Caring Internationally is to fundraise in order to provide aid, resources, education, and support to underpriviledged children worldwide.
E-mail: Jaclyn.Steinbacher@uconn.edu
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Contact Person: Jaclyn Steinbacher

Engineers Without Borders, UConn Chapter

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E-mail: -
Website: -
Contact Person: Nathan Barlow

Free Press, UConn

Description: UConn Free Press is a collective of grassroots activists dedicated to providing the University community with an open outlet for alternative political views, non-corporate news, and analysis. UConn Free Press is committed to using media production and distribution as tools for promoting social and economic justice in the UConn area.
E-mail: uconnfreepress@gmail.com
Website: http://www.uconnfreepress.org/
Contact Person: Jason Ortiz

Human Rights News

Description: Human Rights News is meant to be a promotional publication for the Human Rights Institute (HRI) and their mission. Articles are centered on events sponsored by the HRI and student human rights activity.
E-mail: uconn.humanrightsnews@gmail
Website: http://www.humanrights.uconn.edu
Contact Person: Sarah Kopman-Fried

Idealists United

Description: Idealists United is a human rights/social justice organization that is dedicated to the promotion of human rights awareness and social change on campus
E-mail: idealistsunited@gmail.com
Website: -
Contact Person: Ashley Widtfeldt

Justice For Children International (Love146)

Description: The purpose of JFCI is to raise awareness and resources to support JFCI's mission of abolishing child sex trafficking and exploitation. JFCI chapters provide a voice for these victims of modern-day slavery.
E-mail: Kathy@jfci.org
Website: http://www.jfci.org
Contact Person: Hoin Choi

Namaste: A Student Human Rights Journal

Description: To create a venue for both undergraduate students at UConn to showcase their human rights oriented academic work. It is also meant to serve as a learning tool for those students interested in working on professional publications in the future.
E-mail: namastejournal@gmail.com
Website: http://www.humanrights.uconn.edu
Contact Person: Tamara Kramer

PIRG, UConn

Description: A student advocacy group on issues in the public interest: environmental protection, poverty relief, civic responsibility, and consumer rights. We advocate through events, public awareness, education, service, and the creation/promotion of legislation.
E-mail: kevin@connpirgstudents.org
Website: http://www.connpirgstudents.org
Contact Person: Alex Nguyen

Queers United Against Discrimination (QUAD)

Description: QUAD is an organization whose goal is to provide programs that advocate for gay civil liberties and equality, and educate the larger community.
E-mail: uconnquad@yahoogroups.com
Website: -
Contact Person: Matthew Blinstrubas

Student Campaign Against Hunger & Homelessness (SCAHH-PIRG)

Description: A public interest organization concerned with promoting public awareness and education over special interest groups. We try to improve conditions of hunger and homelessness both in CT and throught the US by doing service projects, lobbying, educating, and raising funds.
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Contact Person: Amanda Ploch

V-Day, UConn

Description: UConn V-Day is a non-profit organization that raises money and promotes awareness to help end violence against women and children. The organization also works to put on an annual production of The Vagina Monologues; proceeds go to local and national programs/services that work to put an end to violence.
E-mail: uconn_vday@yahoo.com
Website: -
Contact Person: Anastasia Tepelidis

Youth for Human Rights

Description: The purpose of this organization is to teach students at UConn about human rights so they become valuable advocates for tolerance and peace.
E-mail: youthforhumanrightsuconn@gmail.com
Website: -
Contact Person: Andrew Tan

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African Student Association

Description: To promote gathering and unity of students and other persons interested in Africa and its affairs; to promote activities around this theme; and to educate the public on current issues about Africa
E-mail: africanclub@studentorgs.uconn.edu
Website: http://www.asa.uconn.edu
Contact Person: Abena Sarfo-Mensah

Agents of Improv

Description: Agents of Improv is a troupe of players dedicated to exploring different forms of improvisational arts, creating a relaxed and open creative environment marked by professionalism and the desire to share improv with the surrounding community, and above all fostering a sense of fun in our audience and in ourselves.
E-mail: agentsofimprov@gmail.com
Website: http://www.agentsofimprov.uconn.edu/
Contact Person: Nicholas Carroll

AgriHusky EcoGarden Club

Description: To operate a campus-community garden that follows the practices of sustainable agriculture. The garden can be used as an educational tool for students, faculty, and community members.
E-mail: uconnecogardenclub@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.ctnofa.org/Farms/AgriHusky.htm
Contact Person: Matthew Oricchio

AHEAD

Description: We are students committed to learning about Haitian culture and promoting Haitian awareness. In addition, we fundraise for the post-secondary scholarship that we helped to create.
E-mail: UConnAHEAD@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.facebook.com/pages/UCONN-AHEAD/296123638400
Contact Person: Addler Pluviose

Albanian Student Association (ASA)

Description: To unite the Albanian students, and also other students who wish to learn about the Albanian culture, to be more active and informed about events within the University.
E-mail: alvidrikurti@hotmail.com
Website: http://albania.uconn.edu/
Contact Person: Alvidri Kurti

Alpha Beta Epsilon

Description: Coed fraternity dedicated to advancing the science of biology and its allied interests. Also designed to promote a social environment and provide service to the community as well.
E-mail: abeuconn@gmail.com
Website: http://uconntact.uconn.edu/organization/abeuconn
Contact Person: Caitlin Alex

Alpha Epsilon Phi (AEPhi)

Description: AEPhi is a nationally Jewish Panhellenic Sorority at UConn that is composed of undergraduate women who focus on excelling academically while building opportunities of sisterhood through social situations and service to the community.
E-mail: aephiuconn@gmail.com
Website: http://www.aephi.org/uconn/
Contact Person: Jessica Moskowitz

Alpha Phi Omega

Description: Alpha Phi Omega is a national, co-ed, service fraternity. For over seventy-five years, we have set the standard for college campus-based volunteerism. Alpha Phi Omega strives to help each member develop leadership skills, secure lasting friendships and provide service.
E-mail: apofraternity@hotmail.com
Website: http://apouconn.tripod.com/
Contact Person: Elizabeth Northrop

American Sign Language (ASL)

Description: The primary focus of the University of Connecticut’s American Sign Language Club is to bring together individuals of all ages and diverse backgrounds to learn more about ASL and deaf culture. We also put our efforts into educating the UConn community as well. Our members signing skills range from experienced to knowing very little or no sign at all; members with little to no experience are helped and encouraged by peers to try new signs and expand on their knowledge of the Deaf world.
E-mail: uconnasl@yahoo.com
Website: -
Contact Person: Robyn Fatseas

Anthropology Club

Description: The purpose of this club is to inform students with an interest in Anthropological topics about related lectures and events occuring as well as provide the means for students to organize their own related events.
E-mail: uconnanthro@hotmail.com
Website: -
Contact Person: Julia Lysaght

Armenian Students Association

Description: The purpose of The Armenian Students Association at UCONN is to provide an Armenian Cultural hub to serve both Armenian and Non-Armenian students, faculty, and members of the community with the organization of cultural events and other activities.
E-mail: uconnarmenianclub@gmail.com
Website: -
Contact Person: John Flanagan

Asian American Students Association

Description: The Asian American Students Association exists as a supportive network to meet the political, educational, social, and cultural needs of Asian American Students at the University of CT.
E-mail: uconnaasa@gmail.com
Website: http://www.aasa.uconn.edu/
Contact Person: Alan Tan

Asylum for the Arts

Description: This organization will book live entertainment. We will strive to keep costs low for all students wanting to attend AFTA events. This group will also provide an outlet for all students to learn about all aspects of live music and/or theater.
E-mail: david.mondin@uconn.edu
Website: -
Contact Person: David Mondin

B.A.I.L.E. (Bringing Awareness Into Latino Ethnicities)

Description: A Latin dance club that teaches various Latino dances and teaches about the Latino culture.
E-mail: uconnbaile@yahoo.com
Website: -
Contact Person: Jennifer Hernandez

Bioethics Club, UConn

Description: The purpose of our club is to discuss the ethical rewards and ramifications of modern biological issues in a professional manner.
E-mail: -
Website: -
Contact Person: Syed Rizvi

Black Student Association

Description: BSA enhances scholastic, cultural, and social life on campus by representing the interests of the Black community to the University while educating the overall community on Black culture. BSA has made it a duty to create a welcoming environment for all students, a place where one can go and voice their opinion, act as a resource for those who are not familiar with the campus, and help aid in the retention of under-represented students.
E-mail: alicia.crichton@uconn.edu
Website: -
Contact Person: Alicia Crichton

Chinese Students & Scholars Association (CSSA)

Description: Our goal is: -Serve the Chinese Community at UConn -Promote Chinese culture
E-mail: -
Website: -
Contact Person: Chen Chen

Chinese Undergraduate Students Association (CUSA)

Description: The Chinese Undergraduate Students Association (CUSA) is a cultural organization, which aims to promote and share the Chinese Culture with the UCONN community.
E-mail: uconncusa@gmail.com
Website: -
Contact Person: Andrew Tan

Daily Campus, The

Description: Student run publication, employing over 100 students. Published Monday through Friday during the academic year and deliver 10,000 copies to over 70 locations both on and off campus.
E-mail: eic@dailycampus.com
Website: http://www.dailycampus.com
Contact Person: Melissa Bruen

Democrats, UConn College

Description: The UConn College Democrats are affiliated with the College Democrats of America, and the Connecticut Democratic Party. We participate in campaigns, work to educate the campus on issues, serve as a forum for debate, and provide our members with both immediate and future opportunities in politics.
E-mail: david.steuber@uconn.edu
Website: -
Contact Person: David Steuber

EcoHusky Student Group, The

Description: Ecohusky is a student organization that was created with the purpose of bring together students that are interested in the environment. We have weekly meetings that are not only very friendly but fun as well. Through Ecohusky students are given the chance to commit as much or as little time as they would like in such events as mug sales, recycling events, and student awareness programs all with the goal of getting UConn students and the local community thinking about the environment.
E-mail: uconn_ecohusky@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.ecohusky.uconn.edu/students.html
Contact Person: Bianca Lopez

Filipino American Students Association

Description: Our purpose is to bring the Filipino community at the University of Connecticut and to make the university as well as other institutions aware of Filopino culture. We will promote unity and cooperation for anyone who is interested in Filipino culture through educational, cultural and social events.
E-mail: uconnfasa@yahoo.com
Website: http://uconntact.uconn.edu/organization/fasa
Contact Person: Kristine Din

Graduate Queers

Description: A group for LGBT, Questioning, and Ally graduate students, non-traditional students, faculty, and other members of the campus community. We are in the process of planning events and get-togethers for the fall semester so please get in touch if you'd like to be kept up-to-date in our goings on!
E-mail: uconnpride@hotmail.com
Website: -
Contact Person: Andrew Toczydlowski

Guard Dogs

Description: The purpose of Guard Dogs is to protect the lives of students and promote awareness of the risks of Drunk Driving, to provide a safe and reliable transportation service for students as an alternative to driving under the influence and to promote safety, good will and responsibility in the University community.
E-mail: guarddogs@uconn.edu
Website: http://guarddogs.uconn.edu/
Contact Person: Rebecca Auger

Habitat for Humanity

Description: Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, non-evangelical, Christian-based organization. Habitat volunteers donate their time and sweat to build simple, decent housing in partnership with people in need. As an affiliate with Windham habitat we work hard to help out our local community through builds, Hire-A-Habitor, (clearing yards for Uconn staff), fundraisers, Collegiate Challenges over spring break, and many other fun events to help the homeless!
E-mail: uconnhabitat@gmail.com
Website: http://habitat.uconn.edu/
Contact Person: Douglas Phinney

Hillel

Description: Hillel is the foundation for Jewish campus life. We provide social, religious, cultural, educational, and social action opportunities for the Jewish population and the greater University community.
E-mail: info@uconnhillel.org
Website: http://www.uconnhillel.org
Contact Person: Maximilian Ulanoff

Huskython

Description: HuskyTHON is a non-profit student organization that holds fundraising events throughout the year to benefit the Children's Medical Center. HuskyTHON concludes each year with an 18 hour dance marathon.
E-mail: executivedirector@huskython.com
Website: http://www.huskython.uconn.edu
Contact Person: Louis Perrone

Indian Students Association

Description: A student run organization aimed at spreading knowledge of the Indian culture through events, shows and functions. It is also meant to unite the Indian community on campus.
E-mail: ISA_uconn@yahoo.com
Website: http://uconntact.uconn.edu/organization/indianstudentsassociation
Contact Person: Kiran Patel

Iranian Student Association

Description: The Iranian Student Association of UConn is a group of faculty, staff, students, and friends created to celebrate camaraderie and fellowship, through Persian heritage. Everyone is welcome to enjoy and celebrate. We host cultural celebrations throughout the academic year, including a Persian New Year celebration and a 'Shab-e Yalda' party in commemoration of the winter solstice.
E-mail: -
Website: -
Contact Person: Mina Farahani

Jewish Student Association

Description: Offers all students a taste of traditional Judaism in a non-judgemental environment.
E-mail: -
Website: -
Contact Person: Jeff Selikoff

Laotian Student Association

Description: Our organization strives to preserve and promote the laotian culture amongst members of the UConn community.
E-mail: crystal.kora@uconn.edu
Website: -
Contact Person: Crystal Kora

Latino Student Association (LSA)

Description: The Latino Student Association (LSA) focuses on scholastic, cultural, and social life on campus by representing the interests of the Latino Students attending the University of Connecticut. The main goal is to promote Latin American diversity through activities that enhance the community understanding of Latino cultures. LSA provides a welcoming enviroment for all students that are willing to learn more and appreciate everybody's ethnical backgrounds.
E-mail: uconnlsa@gmail.com
Website: -
Contact Person: Chris Sanchez

Law (and Business) Society, The UConn

Description: The UConn Law and Business Society is a student organization dedicated to encouraging interest and discussion in law, justice and society. The society provides aid, network, and answers for those who may be interested in attending law school after their time here at UConn. Meetings consists of speakers from the legal field, community service, representatives from law schools, debates, trips to law schools and fairs and much more. All students and staff, regardless of major, are welcomed.
E-mail: uconnlawsociety@gmail.com
Website: -
Contact Person: Carla Micalizzi

Lebanese Club

Description: The Lebanese Club is an organization which seeks to facilitate cultural awarness among University of Connecticut students with a particular emphasis on educational initiatives pertaining to Lebanese culture, ideas, and perspectives. This is a nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization dedicated to helping Lebanon and overcoming stereotypes of the Lebanese by exposing students to the culture and promoting awarness of the Lebanese-American heritage.
E-mail: LebClubatUConn@gmail.com
Website: -
Contact Person: Christina Khalil

Microfinance, UConn

Description: To promote awareness and understanding of microfinance, to encourage participation in microfinance by direct lending, and to provide a base for all those interested in microfinance to learn more about career and volunteer opportunities.
E-mail: -
Website: -
Contact Person: Jackie Kubinski

Model United Nations, UConn

Description: The University of Connecticut Model United Nations Conference seeks to foster international awareness through the process of simulation. UCMUN and its staff aspire to guide students toward understanding the value of cooperation, diversity, and compromise, all of which are invaluable tools in shaping lives beyond the conference.
E-mail: uconnmodelun@gmail.com
Website: http://www.uconnmodelunitednations.com
Contact Person: Katarzyna Grzadziel

Month of Kindness

Description: The Month of Kindness is a program that was developed in 2001 to bring kindness to the UConn community. The committee gets together and plans all year, each year to provide the campus with a calendar of events during the month of November. Our main goal is to unite the campus by allowing groups and organizations to put on events under the common theme of kindness, and the committee itself sponsors some main events as well.
E-mail: Monthofkindness@gmail.com
Website: -
Contact Person: Leah Wapnitsky

Muslim Student Association

Description: MSA is a place for Muslims to meet, socialize, worship and empower each other. MSA provides an environment for students to live the different aspects of Islam. Part of that is to promotes awareness about issues that pertain to Muslims domestically and globally and increase the UConn community's understanding of the Islamic faith and culture.
E-mail: msa@theicuc.org
Website: http://www.uconn-msa.com/
Contact Person: Saleh Ibrahim

NAACP - National Assn. For the Advancement of Colored People

Description: The mission of the NAACP Youth & College Division shall be to inform youth of the problems affecting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities; to advance the economic, education, social and political status of African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities and their harmonious cooperation with other peoples; to stimulate an appreciation of the African Diaspora and other people of color’s contribution to civilization; and to develop an effective youth leadership.
E-mail: aaccadm1@uconn.edu
Website: -
Contact Person: Ashley Owens

National Alliance on Mental Illness, UConn Chapter

Description: Our purpose is to help educate others about the stigma of mental illness and thus improve the quality of life of afflicted individuals.
E-mail: katherine.ouellette@uconn.edu
Website: http://www.nami.org
Contact Person: Katherine Ouellette

Native American Cultural Society

Description: The NACS explores different Native American cultures through craft workshops and various other activities. We aim to provide a social environment for anyone interested in the culture. In addition, we hold a yearly powwow, which includes Native American singing, dancing, vendors, and food.
E-mail: jeffrey.cranford@uconn.edu
Website: http://www.nacs.uconn.edu/
Contact Person: Jeffrey Cranford

Nepalese Student Association

Description: The NSA's intentions are to inform and promote the unique Nepalese culture and customs to the UCONN community.
E-mail: yuki.lama@uconn.edu
Website: -
Contact Person: Yuki Lama

Pakistani Community at UConn

Description: To provide students, both Pakistani and non-Pakistani, with a place to learn about, promote and share the diversity of culture. To strengthen the bonds between Pakistani students, both on and off-campus. To carry out social, cultural, and other religious activities. To provide assistance to Pakistani students in matters of orientation, housing, and registration. To sponsor educational and social functions of particular interest to the students. To promote friendly relations between Pakistan
E-mail: pcuconn@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.uconnpcuc.com/
Contact Person: Hina Quasim

Photography Club

Description: Want to transcend your creative limitations in the visual art of photography? Then the UCONN Photography Club is for you! Our mission is facilitation and encouragement of creativity and technical skills. Members will inspire, be inspired, and learn from one another while taking part in small group, on-campus picture-taking sessions, presenting their work, and listening to guest speakers' wisdom...all in a supportive, friendly, and positive atmosphere.
E-mail: uconnphotoclub@gmail.com
Website: -
Contact Person: Al Valerio

Polish Cultural Society

Description: Our objective for this club is to provide a social environment for anyone interested in the Polish culture. This is an organization where people with similar interests can get together and share a common ground. Our goal for this club is to spread awareness of the Polish culture and experience it through various events and trips.
E-mail: PolishCulturalSociety@yahoo.com
Website: http://sp.uconn.edu/~polishcs/
Contact Person: Beata Hrynkiewicz

Portuguese Cultural Association

Description: Bring awareness and togetherness of Portuguese and Non-Portuguese students.
E-mail: -
Website: -
Contact Person: Jose Machado

Republicans, College

Description: The purpose of the UConn College Republicans is to expose students to the Republican Party and conservative philosophy. In addition members participate and interact with nominees of the Republican Party on the local, state, and national level. The College Republicans also seek to ensure that the conservative viewpoint is heard and considered on campus.
E-mail: rob.casapulla@gmail.com
Website: -
Contact Person: Robert Casapulla

Sikh Student Association, UConn

Description: The mission is to unify the Sikh students at UCONN. We join to promote the spirit, awareness and history of Sikhism around the campus.
E-mail: maninder.singh@uconn.edu
Website: -
Contact Person: Maninder Singh

Soil and Water Conservation Society

Description: This is a student chapter of the national Soil and Water Conservation Society comprised of UConn Graduate and Undergraduate Students. The goals or the organization are to promote and support conservation of water and soil resources, specifically at the university community. SWCS also seeks to educate and inform on sustainability issues. The group also works towards efforts to improve conservation efforts in the wider community.
E-mail: uconnswcs@gmail.com
Website: -
Contact Person: Steven Hovorka

Students Art Union

Description: Students Art Union is a club dedicated to promoting fine arts at UConn. The organization aims to bring professional artists to campus to speak about their work, works with students to promote artistic events that occur on-campus, and help students to fund various art endeavors, such as the bi-annual BFA Senior Show.
E-mail: lindsey.voskowsky@uconn.edu
Website: -
Contact Person: Lindsey Voskowsky

Taiwanese Student Association, UConn

Description: To provide a social environment for Taiwanese students and students interested in the Taiwanese culture. This organization will help students adapt to the campus life and culture in a new country.
E-mail: wayhowlu@gmail.com
Website: -
Contact Person: weihao lu

Teach for America, UConn

Description: Teach for America at UConn will provide a forum for questions, feedback, and learning about the Teach for America Corps member application process as well as educational inequality.
E-mail: erica.morse@uconn.edu
Website: http://www.teachforamerica.org
Contact Person: Erica Morse

UCTV (UConn Student Television)

Description: UCTV is a student-run and student-funded organization that provides members with the training and facilities to produce and broadcast original television programming. UCTV airs on Channel 14 on the University of Connecticut Huskyvision cable system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
E-mail: uctv@uconn.edu
Website: http://www.uctv.uconn.edu
Contact Person: Thomas Murawski

Undergraduate Student Government (USG)

Description: The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is the primary recognized voice of the students to all audiences and actively partakes in the University-wide decision-making process through representation and advocacy. USG is also responsible for disbursing funding to student organizations. USG is made up of elected, appointed, and volunteer members. Within USG you can find the Student Body President, elected Executives, Senators, and Justices, and other Committees (including the Funding Board).
E-mail: usg-uconn@yahoogroups.com
Website: http://www.usg.uconn.edu
Contact Person: Robert Ryan McHardy

West Indian Student Awareness Organization

Description: The purpose of this organization is to promote and nurture unity among West Indian students by providing relevant information about the West Indian culture. To promote and expand awareness and conscience of West Indian cultural to the University of Connecticut general student body.
E-mail: wisaoct@gmail.com
Website: -
Contact Person: Terrence Smith

WHUS Radio

Description: UConn radio station 91.7 FM
E-mail: operationsmanager@whus.org
Website: http://www.whus.org
Contact Person: Dylan Wardwell