STULIFE Intercultural Community

Intercultural Organizations

 

Because of Taylor's diverse population, we have many organizations all students can get involved in on campus that celebrate specific ethnicities. Each organization provides encouragement and support for its students and programming to promote awareness of the diversity on campus. 

Asian Society for Intercultural AwarenessThe Asian Society for Intercultural Awareness (ASIA) invites the Taylor community to grow in understanding of the diverse cultures, religions, and current events of Asia. The purpose of membership in ASIA is to foster compassionate relationships, exchange cultural knowledge and appreciation, and host campus events, which engage the wider community, promote awareness, and support the values of the group.

Black Student UnionThe Black Student Union (BSU) is a student-led organization that explores and educates the Taylor community of the African-rooted cultures and rich history. Their goal is to both celebrate and distinguish the values and perspectives, as well as inspiring restoration to all representatives of the various cultures of the Black community. BSU welcomes all persons who would like to increase individual knowledge and build relationships with those within the African-American society.

International Student SocietyThe International Student Society (ISS) is a student-led group that helps foster community among the international student body. The group, representing international and third culture students, works closely with the Office of Intercultural Programs to bring international students together- celebrating and exploring the rich backgrounds represented on campus. ISS also provides opportunities for international students to grow and have fun together through various programs and social activities. Though often far from their families and familiarity, it is their hope students will find a sense of family in the care and peer support found in ISS. Its core purpose is to encourage social, intellectual, and spiritual interaction within Taylor University and its surrounding community.

Latino Student UnionThe Latino Student Union (LSU) welcomes all students who identify themselves with the Latino culture and/or have an interest in learning more about the diversity in the Latino’s world. LSU’s overarching goal is to create awareness of the diversity within the Latin World through various campus events. These events provide education, support, and growth for students.

Middle East Collegiate Association Middle East Collegiate Association (MECA) is open to all students. Our mission is to both engage and educate the campus community in Middle Eastern culture, religion, and politics. Through speakers, music, media, language, food, and interaction with people of the Middle East, MECA desires to counteract negative stereotypes and to provide a balanced perspective on the region.

Multi-Ethnic Student AssociationThe Multi-Ethnic Student Association (MESA) aims to restore broken walls, while breaking down harmful barriers that divide Taylor University. Through thoughtful programming, MESA also fuels critical conversations about prejudice and stereotyping while educating the community about the psychology behind racism. We also provide opportunities for deep relationships between international students and the campus. We support the Office of Intercultural Programs (OIP) in a dynamic partnership with the goal of equipping, strengthening, and encouraging our students to be servant leaders.

MuKappaMuKappa's first chapter was first founded at Taylor and is now an international organization. The purpose of MuKappa is to provide a supportive environment in which we help missionary kids (MKs), whether international or domestic, and third culture kids (TCKs), appreciate and embrace their cultural background while learning to integrate into an American community. The MuKappa cabinet facilitates this transition through events where students can fellowship in a supportive environment. We also incorporate an educational dimension to our organization that communicates the cultural diversity of our campus.

Voices of Praise Gospel ChoirThe Taylor University Voices of Praise Gospel Choir is an intentionally diverse choir who proclaim the gospel of reconciliation through the ministry of performing black gospel music and dance. This choir is open to Taylor University students, staff, and faculty members.  New members are accepted at the start of every semester.