Student Affinity Groups
"The goal of the Asian Students Association is to promote awareness of Asian culture amongst the Siena community. This is accomplished through our annual variety show in the fall, Fall Fusion, and through a varied series of films, lectures, and other cultural programs. ASA also functions as a unifying force for students of Asian descent; as opposed to having separate organizations for each region of Asia, ASA attempts to unify them all together, in order to further educate each other and the Siena community about our diverse cultures. " - ASA Mission Statement
"The purpose of the Black and Latino Student Union (BLSU) at Siena College is to enhance the educational, social, recreational, cultural, and psychological environment of the Siena Community by promoting activities that are relevant to ethnic minorities in general and the Black and Latino experience in particular. The primary objective of the organization is to integrate these activities into the mainstream of the college in an effort to allow all Siena students to participate without regard to race, religion, or creed." - BLSU Mission Statement
Contact us: BLSU@siena.edu
"GSA focuses on creating a safe environment for those struggling with their sexual orientation, by discussing issues of concerns to gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transsexuals at Siena and within the larger community as well as taking action that addresses the need to change what we see as an unwelcoming atmosphere in the Siena campus." -GSA Mission Statement
Contact us: GSA@siena.edu
The primary goal of Latinos Unificando Nuestra América (L.U.N.A.) is to represent Latinos through educational, social, cultural, and religious activities. L.U.N.A will work alongside fellow student groups to foster an appreciation of cultural harmony where our particular focus will be on the Latino/a Diaspora and peoples’ cultures, religions, and communities. The specific regions of focus include: Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and the United States. An additional goal of our organization will be to promote bilingual opportunities for the campus community. This organization will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, physical disability or sexual orientation.
Contact us: LUNA@siena.edu
Contact us: MSA@siena.edu
The club hopes to expand the knowledge of all students in the Siena Community: to educate, represent, and celebrate the Hawaiian culture, which is frequently misrepresented or unknown in mainland American culture and is not represented in any other club on campus.