Sonoma State University provides students the opportunity to engage with a diverse group of people, gain leadership skills, and advocate for a more socially socially just campus. The list below highlights organizations and programs that help students successfully transition to SSU, affirm their identity, and gain a sense of belonging.
Basic Needs Initiative
Critical to student success at the CSU, the Basic Needs Initiative housed in the Division of Student Affairs takes a holistic look at students’ well-being both inside and outside the classroom, from housing and food security to mental health. We’re working together to find better ways support our students on their path to graduation.
Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Graduate Student Club
The purpose of this club is to build connections with other BIPOC grad students who are going through their grad programs (masters, post-baccalaureate, Ph.D., etc. in a predominantly white institution (PWI). This space can be utilized to share any microaggressions, discomfort, racist experiences, negative or positive experiences from peers, workplaces, and or faculty.
Contact: Yuki Umeda (he/him/his) at email@example.com
Black Student Union
Disability Services for Students
Disability Services for Students ensures that people with disabilities receive equal access to higher education. We work to protect and promote the civil rights of students with disabilities. We challenge and support students to develop self-determination and independence as people with disabilities.
Contact: Brent Boyer | Director | firstname.lastname@example.org |
The DREAM (Dreamers, Resources, Empowerment, Advocacy, Mentoring) Center supports and advances the academic, personal, and professional development of undocumented students and allies by providing a safe, centralized space for services and resources needed to succeed at SSU. All are welcome!
Contact: Alma Sanchez-Carreno | DREAM Center Coordinator | email@example.com |
Educational Opportunity Program
The primary goals of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) are to improve the access, retention and graduation of students who have been historically, economically and/or educationally disadvantaged. EOP assists students by providing comprehensive academic support services. EOP will help ease the transition from your current school to SSU and provides services in the following areas to help you succeed at this campus: admissions, financial assistance, orientation, academic support, as well as academic and personal advising.
Contact: Khou Yang Vigil | Director of Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and PUERTA | firstname.lastname@example.org |
Filipino American Association of Sonoma State
Filipino American Association of Sonoma State (FAASSU)-The purpose of this organization is to celebrate Filipino-American heritage and ethnic diversity. This organization will work towards educating the campus and surrounding communities about Filipino-American culture and increasing the visibility of cultural diversity.
The HUB Cultural Center
The HUB Cultural Center works to transform the dynamics that alienate, disempower, degrade, and destroy. We foster connection and meaningful conversation to build community within and between cultures, and across different worldviews. This kind of community-building is a reflective and creative process, sometimes challenging and provocative, other times healing, and often inspirational. And sometimes it is transformative, as students experience change that enacts a more inclusive, vital, and just society.
Contact: Shelly Gomez | Senior HUB Program Executive | email@example.com |
Male Success Initiative
The purpose of the Male Success Initiative (MSI) is to improve the retention and graduation rates for men of color by providing an integrated program focused on academic support, identity development, and mentoring. The program aims to support the success of students by utilizing community building and an unapologetic approach shaped by scholarship, service, and leadership.
Contact: Andre Bailey | MSI Program Coordinator | firstname.lastname@example.org |
Math, Engineering, Science Achievement
MESA at Sonoma State University is part of a nationally recognized academic support program that provides a resilient learning community and strong base to underrepresented students in the School of Science and Technology. MESA aims to recruit, retain, and graduate more historically underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, in addition to meeting the science and technology challenges faced by California and the nation.
Contact: email@example.com |
MEChA de Sonoma
MEChA de Sonoma is a cultural, political, and social chartered student organization at Sonoma State University.MEChA, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán, is a Nation wide organization that promotes higher education, cultura, and historia.*Become a leader. *Connect and learn about your Chicanx identity. *Be involved in your community. *Become socially and politically conscious.
Military and Veteran Resource Center
Multicultural Organization Clubs Alliance
Multicultural Organization Clubs Alliance (MOCA)-MOCA is a place for multicultural student organizations to meet and get to know fellow multicultural organization leaders, share ideas and common challenges, get their questions answered about being a club at SSU, meet campus administrators, and of course, have some fun!
Contact: Shelly Gomez | MOCA Advisor | firstname.lastname@example.org |
Multicultural Sorority & Fraternity Council
The Multicultural Sorority & Fraternity Council (MSFC) is the governing and representative body for 6 of our nationally affiliated fraternities and sororities. With four women's and three men's organizations, MSFC is home to many SSU students. As a community, the chapters seek to promote the general welfare and support the diversity of all students within the FSL community and beyond.
Contact: Mo Phillips | Director of Student Involvement | email@example.com |
Native American Progressive Students
Native American Progressive Students (NAPS) is a group created for Native Students and allies on campus! We are dedicated to creating community, sharing stories, and shedding light on Indigenous issues. All are welcome. Meetings will take place on the last Monday of every month.
Follow us on instagram @ssunaps to stay up to date on any upcoming events/information.
The PUERTA (Preparing Underrepresented Educators to Realize their Teaching Ambitions) Project seeks to increase the number of Latinx teachers serving in K-12 public schools. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, PUERTA seeks to improve the practices and remove the barriers that prevent undergraduate Latinx students from earning a teaching credential at our institution.
Queer Student Alliance
The Queer Student Alliance (QSA) is a queer-focused but inclusive space. Our goal is to celebrate queerness and to encourage positive growth of ourselves, our club, our campus, and our community through activism, social gatherings, constructive events, and unity.
The purpose of Seawolf Scholars at Sonoma State University is to provide current and former foster youth with advocacy, academic support, community building, and access to resources for educational success. The Seawolf Scholars Program strives to break-down stereotypes by increasing knowledge and understanding of the Foster Care System for Sonoma State University students, staff, faculty, and the local community.
Trans & Gender Questioning Group
Led by students, in collaboration with The HUB Cultural Center, Trans & Gender Questioning group is a space for trans and gender questioning students to find support and community, learn information about trans- specific and affirming resources, and share experiences about gender. This semester students, Orlando and Xan, are facilitating each week.
Contact: Orlando O'shea | firstname.lastname@example.org |
Umoja Queens Mentorship
Umoja Queens was inspired by a group of students that identify as Black womxn that expressed an interest in engaging with and being mentored by professional Black womxn that were a part of the Seawolf community. We strive to support, encourage and empower Black womxn as they explore personal values, beliefs, and ideals during their matriculation at SSU.
Contact: Jennifer Edens | Umoja Queens Advisor | email@example.com |
Unity House: LGBTQIA+ & Gender Inclusive
Unity House: LGBTQIA+ & Gender Inclusive Housing is great for students interested in the exploration of LGBTQIA+ identities and for those seeking strong community through dialogue, activities, and reflection. Unity Houses are gender inclusive, meaning students are paired with roommates regardless of gender identity and expression.
Visionaries. Inspiring. Black. Educated. Students.
Visionaries. Inspiring. Black. Educated. Students. (VIBES) is SSU's first identity affinity residential living community. The VIBES affinity house welcomes all first-year students who are interested in expanding and exploring consciousness in the area of Black/Pan-African culture. Students who reside in VIBES will engage in learning about Black/Pan-African heritage and history while developing a sense of pride and community.
Womxn of Color Collective
The Womxn of Color Collective is a weekly dialogue series that is co-facilitated by womxn of color staff from Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), The HUB Cultural Center, and various other departments. We offer support, resources, laughter, and friendship to students that identify as Womxn of Color.
Contact: Shelly Gomez | WOCC Advisor | firstname.lastname@example.org |