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.

Anime Club

Anime, nowadays, is an art form that has close tie not only to entertainment; it also serves as a way to bridge different cultures and inspire people think about real life experience in distinctive contexts. The Davidson Anime Club aims to engage anyone who is interested in watching anime for fun, or getting involved in to the process of making anime, or promoting anime as a welcoming way to express opinions.

Black Student Coalition (BSC)

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

Chinese Culture Club (CCC)

Chinese Culture Club is an organization at Davidson College dedicated to foster awareness about Chinese traditional and pop culture. The organization hosts and co-hosts cultural events such as the Mid-autumn Festival Celebration and Lunar New Year Celebration. They also plan discussion panels and documentary showings about the current political, social, and economic issues in China. 

Davidson African Students Association (DASA)

DASA is a young, vibrant group that aims to give the Davidson community a glimpse of the African continent through African eyes, and to promote cultural, intellectual, political, and economic awareness about the African continent.

Davidson Disability Alliance (DDA)

Davidson Disability Alliance facilitates visibility, inclusion, and support for disabled students at Davidson College. The term "disability" is far-reaching and fluid, so any student can join. The organization facilitates accessibility and disability awareness across campus, provides social support for disabled students, and promotes disability culture and identity.

Davidson International Association (DIA)

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

Davidson Students In Solidarity With Palestine (DSSP)

DSSP aims to raise awareness about the Israeli occupation of Palestine. DSSP creates a dialogue platform about the conflict. Furthermore, DSSP will work with other pro-Palestinian organizations as well as be an outlet for Palestinians on campus.

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. Their goal is to foster a campus culture that engages students on global issues and provides them with an international perspective.

Define American

Define American is a media and culture organization using the power of stories to transcend politics and shift the conversation around immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America.

French Club

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

German Club

The purpose of the German Club is to bring together individuals with an appreciation for the history, culture, and language of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. This organization also makes it a goal to expand interest in the German Studies department and be a resource for students currently in, or interested in, German.

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.

Model United Nations

Model UN aims to promote cultural literacy, as well as develop and improve the speaking and presenting skills of associated members.

Organization Of Latin American Students (OLAS)

OLAS fosters and maintains a spirit of solidarity among students interested in Latinx 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 Latinx cultures by providing a wide range of opportunities to participate in social, cultural, and/or community service events for all students.

Pan-Asian Student Association (PASA)

PASA wants to encourage communication and collaboration between student organizations that are affiliated with a “Pan-Asian” identity. We strive to provide the support and resources necessary to highlight the individual culture and identity of each organization. We also work to promote educational and cultural events that speak to both the commonalities of the pan-Asian experience and also issues that are specific to certain communities.

Russian Language & Culture Club

The purpose of the Russian Language & Culture Club is to involve students at all levels of Russian speaking ability with peers who are interested in Russian language and the cultures of various Russian-speaking countries. The organization wants to break misconceptions about Russians and Russian society and get students interested in learning the language.

South Asian Student Association (SASA)

SASA’s objective is to offer the Davidson community a glimpse into the multitude of diverse cultures and voices found in South Asia. The organization aims to increase South Asian representation on campus through organizing festivals like Holi, Eid, and Diwali. Among other initiatives, SASA brings speakers and voices to campus to increase awareness and knowledge about the region, facilitates interaction between students, and offers students the opportunity to sample South Asia’s diverse cuisine.

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