Student Spaces

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.

Contact: basicneeds@sonoma.edu

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 umeday@sonoma.edu

Black Student Union (BSU)

The Black Student Union (BSU) aims to create a welcoming and supportive environment, promote student involvement and academic excellence, and provide opportunities for positive change within the community.

Contact: bsu@sonoma.edu

Disability Services for Students (DSS)

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 | brent.boyer@sonoma.edu |

DREAM Center

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 | sanchalm@sonoma.edu or dreamcenter@sonoma.edu|

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

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: eop@sonoma.edu

Filipino American Association of Sonoma State (FAASSU) 

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.

Find FAASSU in the Sonoma Valley Room every Tuesday at 12pm. 

Contact: faassu@gmail.com

The HUB Cultural Center

At The HUB Cultural Center, we foster connection and meaningful conversation between students, staff, and faculty to build community within and between cultures, and across different worldviews. Our values include the whole person, authenticity, thoughtful social change, equitable access, cultural expression & creativity. We are a department within the Office of the President as an integral part of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. 

Contact:  thehub@sonoma.edu

Male Success Initiative (MSI)

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: Tramaine Austin-Dillon | Manager, DEI Programs and Initiatives | austindi@sonoma.edu

Math, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA)

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: mesa@sonoma.edu 

MEChA de Sonoma 

M.E.Ch.A de Sonoma is a cultural, political, and social chartered student organization at Sonoma State University. M.E.Ch.A, 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.

Find M.E.Ch.A at Stevenson Hall at Thursday at 7pm.

Contact: mecha@sonoma.edu

Military and Veteran Resource Center 

Military and Veteran Resource Center (MAVRC) supports current and prospective military-connected students with general academic advising, community building events, and resources. 

Contact: Ivonne Kang-Lopez | Veteran Services Advisor | kanglopezy@sonoma.edu

                Khou Yang-Vigil | Director of Equity and Access Programs | yangvigi@sonoma.edu

Multicultural Organization Clubs Alliance (MOCA)

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: Bianca Delgado | MOCA Advisor | delgadobi@sonoma.edu

Multicultural Sorority & Fraternity Council (MSFC)

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: Abbie Page | Fraternity and Sorority Life Coordinator | pagea@sonoma.edu

Native American Progressive Students (NAPS)

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.

Contact: Nicole Jones | Native American Student Mentor | jonesni@sonoma.edu 

Queer Student Alliance (QSA)

​​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.

Meetings are on Fridays at Noon.

Contact: sonomastateqsa@gmail.com

Seawolf Scholars

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. 

Contact: seawolfscholars@sonoma.edu

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: Nigeria Cole| Umoja Queens Mentor | coleni@sonoma.edu

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. 

Contact: housing@sonoma.edu

Visionaries. Inspiring. Black. Educated. Students. (VIBES)

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. 

Contact: housing@sonoma.edu

Women of Color Collective

The Women of Color Collective is a weekly dialogue series that is co-facilitated by women 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 Women of Color. 

Contact: thehub@sonoma.edu