Cultural Identity & Advocacy Groups

 The Multicultural, Gender, & Women's Center advises and/or has under its auspices the following cultural identity-based students organizations and interest groups:

  • African Student Association (ASA) strives to eliminate the stereotypes of Africa by exhibiting its diversity & civilization through lectures, cultural displays and social gatherings. It seeks to promote an ongoing interaction among Africans, African Americans and the Xavier community.

  • Black Student Association (BSA) promotes the interests of the Black students of Xavier University, advocates their rights and privileges, and to teaches the Xavier community and the public as a whole the significance of African-American culture.

  • Gentleman Organized for Achievement and Leadership (GOAL) promotes, takes action for and educates African-American males and the surrounding communities in the areas of academics, finance, spirituality, culture and progressive professionalism.

  • Ladies with an Emphasis on Achievement and Distinction (LEAD) is an organization that seeks to foster relationships among women that transcends racial, international, physical and social barriers to help individuals develop and maintain constructive relationships.

  • Asian Pacific Society (APS) is dedicated to promote the culture of Asian Pacific heritage students by sharing our customs, values, and cultural experiences. By building relationships among the campus community, we will create a support system for Asian Pacific heritage students that will serve as a lobbying voice for their political, cultural, and social interests and needs through solidarity.

  • Student Organization of Latinos (SOL) exist not only to educate the Xavier community on Latin@ issues but to encourage said community to participate within the organization with the intentions of including everyone. This organization attempts to build and maintain awareness of Latino family, culture, language, traditions/customs, history and religion. This club does not have selective membership; anyone (even non-Latinos and non-Hispanics) can join.

  • The Xavier LGBTQ Alliance is established to provide a safe place for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities to meet, offer opportunities to learn, teach and discuss the joys and challenges surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity within the Jesuit teachings of being people for others.

  • Student Wellness Advisory Group (SWAG) is charged with developing and facilitating prevention education programming on the critical wellness issues of sexual health, interpersonal relationships, gender identity and/or alcohol and drug use. This group works closely with the Title IX Coordinator, the Director of Student Integrity and the Multicultural, Gender & Women Center.

  • Students Overcoming Discrimination and Adversity (SODA) is an all inclusive group focused on the betterment of the Xavier and Cincinnati communities. SODA will dedicate its effort on teaching tolerance and promoting diversity of all people, including people of different ethnic, racial, gender, religious and sexual orientation backgrounds.

  • Xavier Students Against Sexual Assault (XSASA) strives to raise awareness through education as well as empower men and women alike to create an atmosphere of respectful relationships that deem rape and sexual assault unacceptable.