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Student Organizations

At KU, there are many different student organizations covering a broad spectrum of interest and student life. We'd like to highlight a few of these organizations that we believe would benefit you with your language and culture studies. If you would like to suggest additional student groups to be highlighted, please send us an email.

For a comprehensive list of student organizations and clubs, please visit rockchalkcentral.com

Académie Française à KU

L'Académie Française à KU est une organisation créée pour les étudiants qui veulent améliorer leur français écrit et parlé avec des activités liées aux aspects différents de la culture française.

Africa Students Association

We strive to fight ignorance and cultivate a greater appreciation for African culture and traditions for all KU students and interested members of the Lawrence community.

Bridges International

Connecting the diverse cultures of KU's international students through practical service, social gatherings, and spiritual exploration. 

Bridgeway International

To serve and befriend international students and their families. 

Chinese Scholar Club at KU

KUCSC intends to provide a platform for communication and interaction among Chinese faculty and research associates at KU.   

Chinese Culture Club

Chinese Culture Club provides a fun and immersive environment to learn about Chinese traditions, cooking, society, modern culture and more! Members sign a Chinese-language pledge, attend once a week and partake in culturally rich activities.

Circolo Italiano

This organization seeks to expand cultural knowledge of Italy. From food and holidays to sports and news, Circolo Italiano supports all things Italian.

German Club

KU’s German Club is an opportunity for anyone interested in Germany or the German lifestyle to get together, feed their curiosity, participate in German activities, and most importantly celebrate German culture!  

Global and International Studies Club

This group is for the undergraduate majors and minors studying in Global and International Studies and for those students interested in increasing their global awareness and action. 

Global Partners

Global Partners pairs up international and domestic students to create friendships and expand cultural understanding and global awareness.  

Graduate Association of German Students

Promotion of scholarly pursuits in Germanic languages, literatures, and cultures for graduate students at KU. GAGS also hosts an annual graduate student conference on various topics. 

Graduate Association of Spanish & Portuguese

GRASP serves to represent the best interests of the graduate students of Spanish and Portuguese and to function as a liaison between the students and the faculty.

Jayhawks Without Borders International Studies Club

Jayhawks Without Borders is for undergraduate majors and minors studying international area studies at the University Kansas.  

Korean School Student Organization

To provide Korean language and culture programs for KU students and children of students, faculty and staff at the University of Kansas. This organization volunteers to help Lawrence and other cities in Kansas to understand Korean culture. 

Persian Club

The KU Persian Club is a group of students interested in the Persian language, culture and civilization.

Polyglot

Our goal is to foster language learning and exchange among people of all language backgrounds in a relaxed setting. At our weekly meetings, members can practice a variety of languages at their leisure as well as assist other language-learners. 

REESGO

REESGO is dedicated to KU students interested in Russia, Eastern Europe & Eurasia. Run by REES graduate students, REESGO aims to bring together all international studies students interested in the REES world area for events and camaraderie.

Runa Shimi Club

A club for people interested in and/or currently studying Andean Quechua, or Runa Shimi, an Indigenous language of South America.

Slavic Graduate Student Organization

The purpose of the Slavic Graduate Student Organization is to provide information about and support the study of the rich variety of languages, literatures, histories and cultures from the Slavic region.  

Turkish Student Association (TSA)

To introduce our culture and traditions to other nations. To meet at least once a month with Turkish students in this university. 


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Our Statement on Diversity in support of Rock Chalk Invisible Hawk and the University of Kansas Black Student Union’s efforts to combat racism.
The School of Languages & Cultures serves as a gateway to understanding the diversity of the world, through learning languages, literatures, and cultures, past and present. Through its research and teaching, the SLLC offers students opportunities for deep engagement with a wide range of languages, literatures, and cultures that provide the knowledge and skills to interact with and understand the world. The faculty and students who teach, research, and learn in the SLLC consider issues of diversity fundamental to all of our work. The study of others' languages, literatures, and cultures enables us to develop deep empathy and perspective informs the way that we approach issues before us, whether on a personal, local, regional, national, or global scale. Therefore take it as axiomatic that the SLLC stands for a campus that is committed to the meaningful sharing, contemplation, and discussion of ideas that emerge from multiple cultural perspectives and experiences. We continually rededicate ourselves to the principle of diversity. We strive to create an atmosphere where all students and faculty feel comfortable and welcome to express their views as well as work together to solve conflict. Further, we view our mission as a center of diversity on a flagship campus as requiring us to lead by example.

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