Culture & Diversity

Students can closely connect to their own cultural and ethnic backgrounds, as well as to the backgrounds of the students around them, through a vast array of cultural clubs, organizations, and leadership opportunities.

Asian Culture and Awareness Association (ACAA)

The Asian Culture and Awareness Association is committed to promoting awareness about the contributions of Asians and Asian Americans. ACAA strives to maintain a sense of unity among the Asian-American students while inviting all students, Asian and non-Asian, to explore and cultivate their interests in Asian and Asian-American culture. Visit the ACAA's website.

Balkan Association of Davidson (BAD)

The mission of the Balkan Association of Davidson is to bring together students of Balkan descent and students who want to learn about the region. BAD celebrates their Balkan heritage and welcomes all students to celebrate with them.

Black Student Coalition (BSC)

The Black Student Coalition aims to establish and maintain a spirit of solidarity and support among the black students of Davidson College; to recognize the contributions of black persons to the college; and to embrace the diverse origins of the Davidson community. Visit BSC's website.

Building Tomorrow

Building Tomorrow is an organization on campus dedicated to raising awareness of and funds for vulnerable Ugandan youth, including those affected by HIV/AIDS. We are currently working on to raise money to build a school for a community in Kampala, Uganda. Visit Building Tomorrow's website.

Chinese Culture Club

Chinese Culture Club seeks to foster an understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture, language and current affairs at Davidson College. CCC hosts regular discussions about topics relevant to Chinese culture and events in the Sinosphere and serves as a resource for students interested in work or study in Greater China. Visit their website.

Curry Club

The Curry Club promotes awareness of South Asian values and cultures through lectures, presentations, and native foods.

Davidson International Association (DIA)

Davidson International Association is open to all Davidson College students interested in promoting cultural awareness and global interdependence. DIA seeks to provide a forum to address international concerns and foster greater cultural harmony.

Dean Rusk Global Corps

Dean Rusk Global Corps conceives and implements programs, sponsors cultural events, and finds creative ways to share international news with the campus community. Our goal is to foster a campus culture that engages students on global issues and provides them with an international perspective.

French Club

The French Club seeks to foster and support interest in the French language and francophone cultures among all members of the Davidson College community. By sponsoring activities on and around campus, we hope to bring greater awareness to francophone cultures without a fluency in French.


Hillel at Davidson provides opportunities for the celebration of Jewish holidays and the exploration of Jewish heritage and faith by both people who are and are not Jewish.


LEAD empowers Latino women in Mecklenburg County to enter the workforce by providing them with assessments of their resources, helping them with interviewing skills, and providing them with business attire.

Middle Eastern and North African Student Association (MENASA)

MENASA is an organization that focuses on addressing political and current event topics relating to all areas of the Middle East. MENASA also strives to spread cultural awareness on campus through Middle Eastern themed events and parties involving food, music, dancing, costume, and other cultural traditions from various parts of the diverse region. Visit MENASA's website.

Muslim Students Association (MSA)

The purpose of the Muslim Students Association is to facilitate a forum of education on Islam, the world's second largest and fastest growing religion, for Muslims and non-Muslims. MSA helps Muslim students find their place in the college environment. The MSA also celebrates Muslim holidays and promotes peace and cooperation with all other religious groups on campus.

Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS)

OLAS fosters and maintains a spirit of solidarity among students interested in Hispanic cultures, including but not limited to Spanish speaking countries and their descendants. OLAS is an all-inclusive organization committed to promoting of the uniqueness of Hispanic cultures by providing a wide range of opportunities to participate in social, cultural, and/or community service events for all Davidson students, Hispanic or non-Hispanic. Visit the OLAS website.

Society of Secular Students

The purpose of this organization is threefold: a) to provide awareness of secular and nontheistic life styles and debunk stereotypes regarding them; b) to provide a forum for discussion of issues facing atheists and secularists; c) to provide service opportunities for the irreligious similar to those of religiously oriented service groups.

Unless otherwise indicated, the student organization websites listed on this page were created and are maintained by Davidson students and/or their advisors, to whom questions regarding the sites should be directed.