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ESC Organization Listings

 

BSU - Black Student Union

Meets Thursdays at 5:30pm - Black Hall, Room 105

Instagram: @cwu_bsu  | Snapchat: cwu_bsu1970 | Facebook: BSU at CWU

The Black Student Union serves as an expressive medium to educate, celebrate, unify, and share variants of Afro/African/Black culture within Central Washington University and all over the world. As an organization, we want to foster a fun and safe environment that engages students to discuss issues affecting the Afro/African/Black community and our surrounding members to take action; whether it be external or internal.

Events BSU has put on in the past include but are not limited to: Homecoming tailgate, Movie Nights, Showtime at Central, Cornerstone Pie Takeover, workshops, study nights, feeding the homeless in Seattle, Parade of Nations, and Black Grad.

ASCWU Org of the Year 2019 Award recipient.


CASA - Central African Student Association

Meets Mondays at 4PM - SURC, Room 140

Instagram: @cwu_casa   | Snapchat: afro_cwu

CASA’s mission statement and goals are to celebrate and inform people about African culture. Knowing that Africans among themselves have different cultures and backgrounds, CASA is a way for the African students attending CWU to embrace their cultural identity and share their cultural richness with the campus. We also want this to be an opportunity for students not of African origin to learn more and have a glimpse of African culture. CASA hopes to accomplish this by presenting African music, food, dance, and fashion to the community.

Events CASA has put on in the past include but are not limited to: Akwaaba Night, Parade of Nations, African Culture Night, and Black Grad.

ASCWU Club of the Year 2018 Award recipient.


EQuAl - Equality through Queers and Allies

Meets Tuesdays at 5pm - Black Hall, Room 105

Instagram: @equal_cwu   | Snapchat: CWU EQuAl | Facebook: EQaAL at CWU

Equality Through Queers and Allies (EQuAl) is an organizations that seeks to provide a safe and welcoming place to LGBTQIA+ students and their allies. Our goal is to make Central Washington University and Ellensburg a more equitable place for all people. To accomplish this goal, we work with other organizations on the Equity and Services Council and also within the Ellensburg community.

Events EQuAl has put on in the past include but are not limited to: workshops, National Coming Out Day, Trans Remembrance Day, Drag Shows, Queer and A, Pride Week, and Lavender grad.


FASA - Filipino American Student Association

Meets Thursdays at 7pm - Black Hall, Room 105

Instagram: @cwufasa  | Twitter: @CWUFASA | Snapchat: cwufasa | Facebook: FASA at CWU

The mission statement of the Filipino American Student Association, is to incorporate Filipino heritage on campus through hosting events, traveling to other universities, and weekly meetings with workshops. There are many islands in the Philippines, and we want all Filipino identities to be noticed. We would like to further the education of politics, everyday life, food, and general welfare of all Filipinos. We strive to foster an environment that is available to all people regardless of background, culture, and disability. In this environment, we will always be a family driven group that takes care of one another and makes everyone feel like this is home. As a part of the ESC, we also encourage members to venture into other orgs and make connections with as many people as possible.

Events FASA has put on in the past include but are not limited to: Mabuhay, NWFASA Conference, Fil Olympics, Asian Pacific Legislative Day, Pin@y Retreat, Pumpkin Social, Barrio Fiesta, and Fil Grad.

ASCWU Org of the Year 2018 Award recipient.


FGSO - First Generation Student Organization

Meets Thursdays at 4pm - Farrell Hall, Room 417

Instagram: @cwu_fgso | Snapchat: CWU FGSO | Facebook: FGSO at CWU

It shall be the mission of the CWU’s First Generation Student Organization to attend leadership conferences and cultural activities in Washington State, and to provide opportunities for enrolled students at CWU to attend such activities. The CWU First Generation Student Organization goals is to provide cultural activities, and networking opportunities for CWU’s First Generation Student Organization members to gain vulnerable leadership and cultural communication skills to have enriched, productive, and successful academic and employment related careers.

Events FGSO has put on in the past include but are not limited to: resume workshops, financial aid workshops, and conference opportunities.

Recommends resources such as TRiO and STAR for first generation college students.


MECHA

Meets Wednesdays at 5pm - Black Hall, Room 202

Instagram: @mechadecwu | Snapchat: mechadecwu01 | Facebook: MEChA at CWU

We, MECHA, promote and contribute to the knowledge, awareness, and understanding of the Chicanx history and culture. To strive for educational, cultural, economical, political, and social empowerment within the Chicanx community in order to help our people. To undertake the responsibility of retaining our identity and furthering our cultural awareness. To undertake the responsibility of uplifting and mobilizing Chicanx through higher education. To implement plans of action concerning Chicanx. MECHA will strive to involve itself in the affairs of Central Washington University with an emphasis on working for the betterment of Central Washington University’s environment.

Events MECHA has put on in the past include but are not limited to: Raza grad, LatinX graduationKnow Your Rights workshops, direct actions, and quarterly dances.


LSO - Latinx Student Organization

Meets Wednesdays at 4pm (biweekly) - Black Hall, Room 105

Instagram: @cwulatinx              

Our mission is to promote diversity and increase the visibility of students of color at Central Washington University. The Latinx Student Organization will collaborate with other student organizations and help Central Washington University reach its initiative of becoming a Hispanic Serving Institute. As an organization we will work on establishing professional development and leadership opportunities for our organization members. All students are welcomed as this organization is open to all majors. This will prepare them for their careers in their fields of study. We will allow members the opportunity to gain leadership experience through organization activities and through our office positions. We will focus on working with student outreach by visiting high schools and community colleges. This will help encourage students and teach them about the benefits of pursuing higher education. We will educate those students with limited resources and assist them with scholarships college applications. Our annual goal is to send our organization members to the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) in Chicago. We will accomplish this by creating fundraising avenues that help us generate funds to allow organization members to attend this trip.

Events LSO has put on in the past include but are not limited to: resume workshops, professional development, cultural nights, potlucks, United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI), and  high school outreach.


PolyCentral 

Instagram: @cwupolycentral | Facebook: PolyCentral at CWU     

Poly Central is an org that creates a safe haven and a support group for pacific Islander students . Poly Central will emphasize the importance of education and educate Central Washington University’s community about all the cultures that lie within the Pacific Ocean. We are an org  that is open to all students. Throughout the year we are planning and practicing for one of the biggest events on campus PolyFest. 

Events that Polycentral has put on in the past include but are not limited to: PolyFest, a yearly event to celebrate and learn about traditional Polynesian culture, and Rooted from the Pacific, an educational fair that highlighted 8 pacific islands represented by CWU students. 


ABLE - Accessibility Belonging Learning and Equality

Snapchat: ablesmashbros | Facebook: ABLE at CWU  

Our goal is to provide a friendly environment for people with disabilities on campus and in the community, to advocate for students with disabilities, and to provide an accessible social environment. Our goals are to provide a constructive forum for disabled students to express their concerns and ideas in a safe environment, to elevate the level of awareness regarding disability issues among CWU, Ellensburg, and the community, to provide educational and advocacy training whenever possible to reach out to students from all backgrounds in order to perpetuate a truly inclusive society, and to provide accessible and inclusive activities and involvement for all students including these of disability. 

Events ABLE has put on in the past include but are not limited to: workshops and Smash the Stigma


AUAP - Asia University America Program 

Facebook: AUAP at CWU 

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AUAP-CWU is an English language and culture program which has been integrated into the regular curriculum of the Asia University faculties (Business Administration, Economics, International Relations, Multicultural Communications, Law, and Urban Innovation). During their study abroad program, Asia University students earn credit from Asia University and are not enrolled as regular Central students. 

Events in the past have included but are not limited to intercultural game nights, softball, pumpkin carving, parties, volunteer opportunities, and more. We also host events involving the making of traditional Japanese and American culture.  

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