With over 200 student organizations to be involved in at Michigan Tech, it is easy for students to get involved. The Center for Diversity and Inclusion sponsors many diversity-related student organizations—each with a specific purpose.
Whether students seek networking opportunities in a community of diverse professionals, social organizations aimed at embracing Tech’s outstanding diversity, or just a group of peers whom they click with from the moment they meet, CDI’s student organizations help all Huskies find their family.
African Students Organization was established to educate others about African cultures—to be ambassadors of Africa both on and off the campus, to disseminate accurate information about African countries, and to give members an opportunity to learn about other cultures.
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society promotes the understanding of Native American culture at Michigan Tech, in the community, and within the organization. AISES facilitates the exchange of information regarding employment opportunities, scholarships, and special programs.
Black Student Association is an organization aimed at culturally enriching the Michigan Tech community through events, meetings, and service. This organization caters to underrepresented students, but is open to all members of the campus community. BSA hosts many annual events, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week, Black History Month Events, Homecoming Pajama Party, and the BSA Retreat.
Keweenaw Pride is the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight ally (GLBTA) organization of Michigan Tech and the Keweenaw. We are a student group for GLBT people, their straight allies, and their friends who seek to provide a safe place for those in need of support. We host educational presentations and forums for the campus community as well as participate in national awareness events such as Coming Out Day and National Day of Silence. Additionally, we put on numerous social events throughout the year to promote a "queer positive" atmosphere on our campus.
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is dedicated to the academic and professional success of African-American engineering students and professionals. NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development, mentoring opportunities, career placement services, and more. Nationally, the organization is comprised of 242 collegiate, 70 professional, and 82 pre-college active chapters nationwide and overseas.
Founded to provide peer support and professional resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students and their allies (GLBTQA) in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
The Society of African American Men is an organization dedicated to the promotion of brotherhood, unity, and scholastic achievement. SAAM also strives to help foster character development and discipline in African American men and provide cultural diversity and awareness at Michigan Tech. SAAM members pride themselves on a great understanding of the benefits of unity.
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers was established to:
- increase the recruitment, retention, and professional development of Hispanic/Latino science, math, engineering, and technology students at Michigan Tech;
- promote the advancement of Hispanic/Latino engineers and scientists in employment and education; and
- develop and participate in programs with industry and the University, which benefit students seeking technical degrees.
The Society of Intellectual Sisters was established to promote sisterhood and scholarship primarily—but not exclusively—among African-American women. SIS also works to develop unification and cultural diversity at the University and in the community through service and fundraising.
The Women’s Leadership Council is an opportunity for Michigan Tech women to cultivate leadership skills by serving on a committee to help plan, develop, and implement programs and events for women. WLC works to:
- develop new strategies to recruit more female students,
- provide community and peer support for female students, and
- offer leadership, educational outreach, and professional development opportunities.
The mission of the Women’s Programming Committee is to plan and host campus-wide programming throughout the academic year in order to highlight the accomplishments of women, raise awareness about the issues facing women, and provide opportunities for women to attend workshops related to academic, social, personal and professional development.