Culture & Justice Clubs
There are many Culture & Justice Clubs sponsored by the Multicultural Programs Office in conjunction with Student Programs.
All clubs are open to all Cal Lutheran students and include the following:
Bisexuals, Gays, Lesbians and Allies for Diversity (BGLAD)
BGLAD (Bisexuals, Gays, Lesbians, and Allies for Diversity) works to create a safe environment for LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning, Intersex, Asexual and Ally) students on campus while promoting equality and the visibility of universal and campus-wide LGBTQIA issues.
- President: Jamell Dorton
- Vice President: Miguel Duran
- Treasurer: Frankie Peterson
- Secretary: Michelle Cerami
Black Student Union
The purpose of the Black Student Union is to learn about, raise awareness, celebrate, and share with the campus the richness of Black history as well as current issues affecting the Black community and to enjoy the varied aspects of African culture in the U.S. and around the world.
- President: Izzy Arogundade
- Co-President: Chase Morris
- Treasurer: Evan Carthen
- Secretary: Morgan West
- Other: Theresa Ohaya
- Other: Eric Carthen
Chinese Culture Club
The purpose of CCC is to help the members development the understanding of Chinese culture, especially Chinese traditional culture. Also create a platform for all students who are interested in learning Mandarin and Cantonese to practice with the members who speak the languages.
Circle K International (CKI), a student-led organization for college and university students, is sponsored by Kiwanis International, a worldwide service organization of men and women whose clubs serve children and develop youth leadership. Circle K is college and university students who are responsible citizens and leaders with a lifelong commitment to community service worldwide. The vision of Circle K International is dedicated to the realization of mankind's potential. CKI Motto: "Live to Serve, love to serve." Pledge: I pledge to uphold the Objects of Circle K International, to foster compassion and goodwill toward others through service and leadership, to develop my abilities and the abilities of all people, and to dedicate myself to the realization of mankind's potential. Anyone can join!
- President: Salvador Brito
- Vice President: Johnathan Luu
- Vice President: Brita Hoffman
- Treasurer: Jamell Dorton
- Secretary: Amber Rocha
- Other: Diana Tecson
- Other: Elena Rust
Sharing aspects of the Italian culture such as language, food, games, film and celebrations with CLU students. Open to all!
- President: Chris Wolf
Dance Multicultural Club (DMC)
D.M.C. is dedicated to the dissemination of student talent, performance, and the understanding of Jazz techniques and related styles. This will provide a way for students to continue, learn, or teach dance. It shall entertain the CLU community with dance performances, compete against other dance teams, and promote school spirit around California Lutheran University.
To bring awareness of gender issues and inequality to CLU and its community. Also, to make an atmosphere where activists are free to speak out and promote dialogue on social issues with a specific emphasis on gender.
- President: Youngmi Peak
The Hillel club at CLU aims to explore and educate about Jewish culture, spirituality and ethics, while instilling positivity, equality, faith, and unity with other religions.
- President: Rebecca Gold
- Vice President: Jeremy Vandenberg
- Treasurer: Griffin Link
- Secretary: Max Rappoport
Hip Hop Organization
Hip Hop Organization (H2O) strives to provide a fun and accepting environment to CLU students of different backgrounds who share a passion for hip hop music, culture, and dance. We want to offer students a place to openly express themselves through music, art, and dance. We also want to offer students who have no dancing experience the opportunity to learn and be a part of a rewarding dance family.
- President: Fransheska Berrios
- Vice President: Sari Terrazas
- Vice President: Justina Posadas
- Treasurer: Marbella Jimenez
- Other: Frank Rodriguez
Indian Student Club
The Indian Student Club at CLU will be an organization with a vision of promoting and encouraging a better culture and historical understanding, and thus increasing awareness among the Indian students and other communities.
- President: Megha K.Mehta
- Vice President: Dhwani Mandavia
- Treasurer: Megha K.Mehta
- Treasurer: Dhwani Mandavia
- Secretary: ManiKandan Hari
Kupa'a Hawai'i Club
Our club shares the Hawaiian culture with the CLU community. We have an annual Lu'au at the end of every Spring semester and we have activities throughout the year to help Hawai'i students feel at home while bringing the Aloha spirit to others who are interested in our culture.
- President: Cody Tavares
Latin American Student Organization (LASO)
As a representative organization of Latinos at CLU, we are dedicated to promoting cultural awareness and unity. We are committed to supporting Latino students in their pursuit of success, while also developing a strong sense of identity, leadership and participation. We intend to be a positive influence at CLU and the surroundings by promoting diverse involvement and community service.
- President: Justina Posadas
- Vice President: Georgina Torres
- Treasurer: Valeria Perez
- Secretary: Paulina Nunez
- Other: Jessica Millan
We are a student group that seeks to empower, politicize, and create a family for Latinas/Chicanas, American Indians, and everyone on Campus. Because we understand the power that education has in our communities we seek to mobilize in order to achieve educational equality. Moreover, we are a student group that seeks to bring justice on issues that affect our particular communities in co-operation with other student communities. We seek to create an environment where everyone feels safe and at home regardless of ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or any other aspect of being themselves.
- President: Bridgette Kelly Carrillo
Muslim Student Association
The vision of a Muslim Student Association at CLU is to promote spirituality, ethics, and Muslim identity while also instilling harmony with other religious and non-religious groups.
- President: Shireen Ismail
- Vice President: Brooke Delao
- Secretary: Fatma Al Saif
- Other: Fatimah Al Saif
MYLife strives to celebrate individuality, while demonstrating that, by uniting, we are stronger as a community. Our club aims to promote tolerance, understanding, and a strong sense of individual self. MYLife promotes acceptance and respect through eye-opening events including Post Secret at CLU and CLU Empowered. Weekly meetings include hands-on icebreakers, free food, and activities to get to know and appreciate yourself and the people around you. Come listen, grow, and connect with fellow CLU students.
Secular Student Alliance
The Secular Student Alliance is intended to provide a community for non-religious students on campus. Through guest speakers, weekly discussion meetings, public events and first hand experience of various spiritual practices, the Secular Student Alliance at CLU works to construct individual understanding of both "faith and reason". It is our mission to break the stigmas associated with being non-religious, and to bridge understanding between students of various faiths and non-faiths.
- President: Mike Frieda
- Vice President: Wes Tierney
- Vice President: Mollie Herlocker
- Treasurer: Kevin Rinaldi
- Secretary: Jordan Felipe
- Other: Adara Groves
United Students of the World
The purpose of this organization is to promote support and understanding of the diverse cultures of the world as well as provide a supportive environment for international students and an awareness of cultural issues on campus. We are dedicated in creating a safe and relaxing place to make friends, be active on campus, get to know your community, and to educate others about your culture through educational and social activities, speakers, and social gatherings. The United Students of the World seeks to promote understanding and cooperation amongst all people. In addition, in hopes of aiding CLU's international students as well as other fellow peers become more familiar with California, a few sightseeing trips will be arranged where students can get to know each other better whilst traveling around Southern California.