AASU Sub-Organizations

UF CASA

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CASA

The Chinese American Student Association (CASA) is a “for student” and “by student” organization. The Chinese American organization strives to promote the Chinese and Chinese American heritage at the University of Florida campus and in the Gainesville community through social and community events. Members of CASA are comprised of Chinese and American students on campus united to show the appreciation of the Chinese culture–both of the old traditions and contemporary ideas, and of the Chinese American influence.

UF FSA

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FSA

The Filipino Student Association has many different programs available to the community. FSA is known for its dance, culture, and sports programs. We are part of huge events such as Def Talent Jam, the biggest competition in the Southeast, Barrio Fiesta, a cultural celebration of Filipino pride, or the VISA Talent Show, where FSA goes head-to-head with some of the university’s finest. FSA also takes part in many different intramural sports.

UF HEAL

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HEAL

HEAL (Health Educated Asian Leaders) is an organization of students representing various health-related fields at the University of Florida. We are here to bring together students pursuing a career in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, nursing, and physical and occupational therapy. Our goal is to unite and build a network of diverse students with similar interests and career goals. Students are provided with the resources needed in order to be successful in furthering their professional ambitions.

UF KUSA

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KUSA

We stand for the Korean Undergraduate Student Association . The purpose of KUSA is to provide an avenue for students with common interests in Korean culture to come together. KUSA serves as a cultural and social organization that acts as a resource to educate and promote the culture and history of Koreans and Korean Americans. The KUSA strives to unite the Korean/Korean American community and promote the visibility of Koreans and Korean Americans on campus as well as in the greater society.

UF VSO

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VSO

The Vietnamese Student Organization’s purpose is to promote and share Vietnamese Culture, engage in community service, and enrich its members by developing leadership, citizenship, fellowship, and encouraging academic excellence. We are an organization built on unity and family. VSO is, first and foremost, a place where students can unite to meet people who share similar interests.

AASU Programs

Asian Kaleidoscope Month

For the past 22 years, the Asian American Student Union has proudly presented Asian Kaleidoscope Month—a month-long celebration of the histories, cultures, and contributions of Asians and Asian Americans in the areas of the Arts and Sciences, Entertainment, Education, Politics, and Sports. Throughout the month of October, Asian Kaleidoscope Month reaches out to the University of Florida and the Gainesville community through innovative and entertaining programming, lectures, panels, and workshops.

First-Year Leadership Program

The First-Year Leadership Program aims to cultivate creativity, maturity, and leadership skills through networking, team building, and community service. We aspire to give students an enjoyable first-year experience, while also educating upon APIA issues, to empower them to reach their potential within the Asian American Student Union, the University of Florida community and beyond.

Sparks Magazine

Sparks Magazine, a student-run Asian American publication, was established in 2011 at the University of Florida with the purpose of bringing a greater representation of the Asian American community to modern-day media. Through our publication in print and online, our vision is to be the vehicle for the Asian American voice.

Additional Affiliates

aKDPhi

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aKDPhi

alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Inc. fosters the making of successful leaders by assisting and challenging our members to reach their maximum potential. We strive to maintain the highest levels of integrity and innovation in the promotion of sisterhood, philanthropy, scholastic excellence, and Asian-Awareness in the community while creating lifelong relationships.

APRSA

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APRSA

The purpose of Asian Public Relations Student Association is to promote diverse experiences and voices within the UF College of Journalism and Communications by creating an inclusive, judgement-free zone to discuss the intersections of Asian-American culture and the public relations fields. Through this organization, we strive to create a community that empowers and strengthens the identity of our Asian, South Asian and Middle Eastern students, while giving them the resources to grow professionally in the public relations and communications industry.

Delta Phi Omega

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DPO

The purpose of Delta Phi Omega shall be to foster unity among South Asian women, build community awareness, and gain a greater understanding of oneself and others. The sorority aspires to instill leadership traits, excel in all academic endeavors, to encourage an active relationship between the sorority and its respective university, and shall do so with the utmost compassion, dignity, and fortitude.

GatoRaas

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GatoRaas

GatoRaas is a nationally competitive dance team that focuses on traditional Gujarati folk dance of Raas/Garba. We were established in 2006. We are a group of students at the University of Florida that joined this team to spread and learn more about Indian culture specifically Gujarati culture. We are a diverse team that is open to people of all background no matter sex or race. We wish for members to fully enjoy their experience and learn about spreading Indian culture to the community. Our team travels across Florida and the country to perform and compete against other college Raas teams.

IOC

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Islam on Campus

Learn. Practice. Share.

We at Islam on Campus try to embody the three words listed above. We begin with ourselves by learning about the religion of Islam so that we develop and mature as human beings. We then practice our faith by putting our words into actions. Lastly, we share the meaning of Islam with everyone in order to foster a greater understanding between us all.

KPL

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KPL

We, the sisters of Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. strive to strengthen Sisterhood amongst women by providing Service and promoting Cultural Diversity to our members and our community, thus securing the bond of kinship for posterity. Kappa Phi Lambda exists to further educate individuals about Pan-Asian culture, while keeping our own identities. We aim for academic excellence, keeping in mind the importance of education and learning as the key to strength, awareness, and fulfillment.

SSA

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SSA

The purpose of the Saudi Students’ Association is to serve as a means to welcome Saudi Arabian students to the University of Florida in addition to fostering greater understanding and exposure to Saudi Arabian Culture.

SASE

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SASE

The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers seeks to create a welcoming community where members are able to help each other develop professionally, foster leadership skills, and excel academically; are inspired and encouraged to pursue their goals by creating their own opportunities; understand how their own culture affects the workplace; and actively contribute to the local community.

TLSA

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TLSA

The Thai-Lao Student Association (TLSA) is a newly created student organization that aims to promote Thai and Lao culture at the University of Florida. Our goal is to create a space for both people of Thai/Lao heritage and students who are interested in the Thai/Lao culture to interact, socialize and learn. Through its general body meetings, socials, pilot programs and much more, TLSA aims to build cultural awareness, personal development and leadership skills within the organization.