Intercultural Student Groups

International, third-culture, African-American, Asian-American/Pacific-Islander, American-Indian/Alaskan-Native, and Latina/o-American students all provide a richness of culture that is integral to the University. With an institutional commitment to be inclusive and embrace all people, the Office of Intercultural Affairs sponsors and advises ethnic student organizations and provides individual support for international, third-culture, and U.S. ethnic students.

International, third-culture, and U.S. ethnic students can find support and opportunities for social interaction through one of five student organizations sponsored by the office:

Alpha Sigma Alpha (Asian-American Student Association)

Alpha Sigma Alpha is a student organization that seeks to bring awareness and education of different Asian cultures to Asbury’s campus and the community. ASA provides support for Asian-American students and gives them the opportunity to exchange their cultural knowledge and experiences with each other. The Executive Leadership Team Officers plan events and activities on and off campus to both socialize and experience the Asian-American culture in North America. 

Beta Sigma Alpha (Black-American Student Association)

Beta Sigma Alpha is a student organization that explores and shares African culture and history. BSA provides support for African-American students and helps them in their goal to bring Asbury’s campus together in learning black history and celebrating black culture. The group creates a multitude of events (e.g. Black History Week) to bring an awareness of black culture, encourage others to participate in discussion on issues pertaining to the black community, and encourage others to celebrate cultural diversity.

Iota Sigma Alpha (International Student Association)

Iota Sigma Alpha is a student organization that represents international students. ISA works to bring international students together to celebrate and explore the rich backgrounds represented on campus. This group also provides opportunities for students to grow and have fun together through various programs and social activities. Though far from their families and familiarity, students are able to find a sense of family.

Lambda Sigma Alpha (Latina/o-American Student Association)

Lambda Sigma Alpha is a student organization that welcomes all students who identify themselves with the Latino/Hispanic culture. LSA’s goal is to support our Latino/Hispanic students and create awareness of the Latin/Hispanic world through various campus events. These events provide the Asbury community with the opportunity to experience Latino and Hispanic culture through the lives of Latino and Hispanic students at Asbury.

MuKappa (Third-Culture Student Association)

MuKappa provides a supportive environment for missionary students (MKs) and third culture students (TCKs). This group helps MKs and TCKs adjust to college and embrace their cultural background while learning to integrate into the American community. The Executive Leadership Team Officers of MuKappa assists in this transition by planning social activities for the group and the campus throughout the year.