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Undergraduate Student Organizations

The A³C proudly works with Asian American Volunteer Student Organizations on campus to support and develop the Asian American community at Stanford. Below is a list of student-run Asian American undergraduate organizations at Stanford.

  • Aikido Association of Stanford
    • Aikido is an art of self-defense which emphasizes good body movement, throws, and joint locks. When using Aikido properly, violent aggression can be neutralized swiftly and cleanly so that effective self-defense is possible without inflicting injury. Aikido is more than a physical art, though. Into its techniques are woven elements of philosophy, psychology, and dynamics. It is a way of life that unifies life energy, ki, a way of being in harmony with one's environment and centered within oneself. At its highest levels, it is an effective discipline for the development, integration, and utilization of all of one's powers - mental as well as physical.
  • Alliance
    • Alliance is a completely student-run hip hop dance team whose members come from a variety of backgrounds ranging from classical ballet to old school funk.
  • alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority, Inc. (aKDPHi)
    • aKDPhi is an international Asian-interest sorority with 55 chapters located at numerous universities across the United States and in Canada.
  • Alternative Spring Break (ASB)
    • Alternative Spring Break (ASB) and Thanksgiving Back (TGB) expose students to complex social/cultural issues through direct service, experiential learning, group discussion, and individual reflection. The Asian American community holds trips each year that have and currently focus on: Asian/Asian American issues, Khmer American communities, Pilipinx/Pilipinx Amerian issues, Queer & Asian Intersections, Refugee & Immigrant Health, and Vietnamese/Vietnamese American communities.
  • Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Society (ASES)
    • ASES was founded at Stanford University in 1998 with the goals of connecting student entrepreneurs all over the world and providing educational programs on entrepreneurship, design, and venture capital for students across the globe.
  • Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)
    • APAMSA serves as a resource for information and community of support for Asian Pacific Islander (API) students, pre-medical students, and students interested in API health issues. APAMSA works to spread awareness of the many health disparities in the API community, and strive to find ways to solve many of the difficulties Asians face in education, medicine, and society as a whole.
  • Asha for Education 
    • ​Asha for Education works towards promoting the education of underprivileged children in India by providing financial assistance and support to the NGOs focused on education projects.
  • Asian American Students' Association (AASA)  
    • AASA serves the Asian American community at Stanford through education, organization, service, and action. Formed over 50 years ago, AASA continues to actively promote conciousness of API cultures, identities, and issues.
  • Asian American Theater Project  (AATP)
    • AATP is dedicated to cultivating a space that empowers artists and audiences to engage with issues affecting the API community (including, but not limited to, discussions of identity, race, and representation), facilitate discussions of these issues within the larger Stanford community,  and participate in the imagination and creation of a more equitable, just world through the language of theater.
  • Basmati Raas
    • Basmati Raas is Stanford’s competitive Raas-Garba Team whose goal is to learn and perfect one dance each year to perform at competitions where we represent Stanford on an intercollegiate level.
  • Chinese Dance
    • Stanford Chinese Dance (SCD) provides Stanford students with the opportunity to learn and experience Chinese dance and culture.
  • Common Origins
    • Common Origins is a non-audition, urban / hip-hop dance group based in Stanford, founded in 2010. We focus on creating a unique and challenging environment that brings both experienced and new dancers together through their shared passion for dance.
  • Hindu Student Association  
    • Our mission is to bring together everyone at Stanford who is interested in Hinduism to collectively understand our rich culture and heritage.
  • Hmong Student Union (HSU) 
    • Stanford HSU is the Hmong-interest student group at Stanford University that provides a supportive community for everyone interested.
  • Hong Kong Students Association (HKSA)
    • HKSA is a group of undergraduate and graduate students interested in Hong Kong and its culture.
  • Hui o Nā Moku
    • Hui o Nā Moku's mission is to learn, share, practice and celebrate the indigenous cultural knowledge and history of the Pacific islands.
  • ​Indian Stanford Student Association (ISSA)
    • ISSA exclusively focuses on the cultures and people of India.
  • Japanese Student Union (JSU)
    • The purpose of Japanese Student Union is to provide support and a social network for Japanese and Japanese American undergraduates and students interested in Japanese culture, society, and current issues, while raising cultural awareness and fostering information exchange with the Stanford community.
  • JKA Shotokan of Stanford
    • JKA Shotokan of Stanford is part of the Japan Karate Association, a worldwide organization dedicated to teaching traditional Shotokan karate to members of all ages. Our club provides a holistic system for becoming and staying fit, gaining self-discipline, and developing self-defense skills.
  • Kaorihiva
    • Stanford's Kaorihiva specializes in the various dances of Polynesia and creates a space for people to come together and celebrate Polynesian culture.
  • Kayumanggi Filipino Dance Troupe
    • "Kayu" aims to provide opportunities not only to showcase Filipino-American culture, but to actively challenge, explore and evolve it through the mediums of dance, art, music, and drama - with a focus on ethnic and historical education.
  • Korean-American Student Association (KSA)
    • KSA is a panethnic, student-run undergraduate organization committed to fostering a welcoming community among students who identify as Korean or Korean American and/or share an interest in Korean culture, politics, and social issues.   
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Inc.
    • Lambda Phi Epsilon is the first national Asian American interest fraternity, and the first Asian American interest fraternity at Stanford University whose fraternity’s motto is “To be Leaders Among Men,” and we strive to be leaders both as an organization and individually.
  • Mua Lac Hong (MLH)
    • MLH is Stanford's only Vietnamese dance group best known for dancing with vibrantly colored fans and other props such as nón lá (conical hats), umbrellas, and lotus flowers.
  • Multiracial Identified Community at Stanford (MICS)
    • MICS is dedicated to fostering an inclusive mixed/multiracial community and promoting a forum in which to explore the experiences of individuals of mixed/multiracial heritage, through educational, social and political activities.
  • Muslim Student Union (MSU)
    • The purpose of MSU is to foster cross cultural dialogue on issues that pertain to Muslims domestically and globally, and to promote awareness of the Islamic faith and culture to the entire Stanford community.
  • Noopur 
    • The mission of Noopur is to foster the practice and awareness of Bharata Natyam, an ancient classical dance form of South India.
  • Oceanic Tongues 
    • Stanford's first and only Asian American Writers' Workshop community.
  • O-Tone
    • O-Tone ("many voices, one tone") is Stanford's co-ed East Asian a cappella group, focusing on Chinese, Korean, and Japanese music of all eras.
  • Pakistanis at Stanford (PAS)
    • PAS is a student organization aimed at bringing together people of Pakistani origin and other members of the Stanford community interested in Pakistani culture.  
  • Pilipino American Student Union (PASU)
    • PASU strives to maintain a safe space for Pilipino American students and allies to: empower youth to act as agents of political and socio-economic change; explore personal and collective Pilipino identity; nurture the spirit of a supportive and thriving family; and celebrate the richness of Pilipino and Pilipino American culture.    
  • Project Dosti
    • Project Dosti puts on events to increase of awareness of social issues in India, helps with various Indian cultural events, and sends students to India to engage in community service projects.
  • Queer and Questioning Asians and Pacific Islanders (Q&A)
    • Q&A provides a space in which to engage with issues of API and queer identity alongside one another and seek to create a space where members of Q&A identities are able to socialize with other members while thinking critically about their identities in a comfortable and safe setting.
  • Raagapella  
    • Stanford Raagapella iis Stanford’s all-gender South Asian focus a cappella group who sings everything from contemporary Bollywood, to Indian classical, to Western pop. Raagapella performs frequently at campus events and national a cappella competitions, and have released three albums to date.
  • Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc. (SYZ) 
    • SYZ is a progressive multicultural Greek organization that provides a means to success and support for women, particularly women of color. SYZ promotes awareness of Asian/Asian American cultures through leadership, outreach, individual, community interaction, and most importantly, the bonds of sisterhood.
  • Sikh Students Association at Stanford
    • The Sikh Student Association at Stanford seeks to broaden the understanding and awareness of the Sikh religion and heritage in the Stanford community through cultural, cross-cultural, social, religious, and political activities.
  • Singaporeans at Stanford (S@S)
    • S@S is a social organization for Singaporeans and Stanford community members who are interested in Singaporean culture and issues.
  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) 
    • SASE National’s mission is to: (1) Prepare Asian heritage scientists and engineers for success in the global business world. (2) Celebrate diversity on campuses and in the workplace. (3) Provide opportunities for members to make contributions to their local communities.
  • South Asian Society (SAS)
    • SAS hopes to promote South Asian culture on campus and beyond as well as connect with other campus communities to facilitate greater cultural understanding.
  • Spicmacay
    • Spicmacay Stanford is an organization dedicated to the conservation and promotion of Indian classical music.
  • Stanford Asian American Activism Committee (SAAAC)
    • SAAAC is a student-run, student-led grassroots organization of Asian Americans dedicated to progressive social change. SAAAC recognizes the existence of global and systemic inequalities and actively works to alter these systems of power. SAAAC fights for the humanization of our communities through radical acts of love, consciousness-raising, and unified action across communities at Stanford and beyond.
  • Stanford Bhangra Team 
    • The Stanford Bhangra Team practices and performs Bhangra, a traditional Punjabi folk dance originating from the Punjab region in Northwestern India thus enabling students to continue the Punjabi Bhangra tradition.
  • Stanford Chinese Sing
    • Stanford Chinese Sing is a vocal music group founded by creative artists that are passionate in traditional and contemporary Chinese music.
  • Stanford Dragonboat  
    • The Sport Dragon boat racing is an exciting team water sport originally born out of Chinese tradition which emphasizes strength, endurance, and synchronization in a long canoe-like boat. The Team Stanford Dragon Boat is a co-ed club sports team that aims to foster athletic growth and strong community among its members. Prior experience is not required for team selection, as many members are new to the sport.
  • Stanford Indonesian Student Union
    • The Stanford Indonesian Student Union is a social and professional group of Indonesians, Indonesian-Americans, and students interested in Indonesian culture.
  • Stanford Kendo Club
    • Kendo is literally "the way of the sword". It is a Japanese sword-based martial arts that arose from the samurai tradition.
  • Stanford Kenpo Karate Association
    • Kenpo karate is a martial art which focuses on self-defense by training with three methods: techniques, forms/kata, and sparring/kumite. After 40 years, SKKA still provides a friendly environment where students of any experience level can come to learn.
  • Stanford Khmer Association (SKA)
    • SKA promotes awareness of Khmer/Cambodian-American culture and issues through community outreach, workshops & discussions, and film nights, as well as other sponsored events.
  • Stanford Lion Dance
    • Stanford Lion Dance is an Asian performance organization dedicated to performing and spreading awareness about Asian culture and practices through a mix of costumes, dance, martial arts, music, and other performance styles.
  • Stanford Martial Arts
    • The Stanford Martial Arts Program is an umbrella organization that supports the various member martial arts groups on campus. Its main goals are to educate the Stanford community through outreach programming about the variety of martial arts instruction on campus, serve as a centralized communications network between the different groups and preserve the martial arts as a vital and distinctive component of Stanford life.
  • Stanford Newtype  
    • Stanford's anime club dedicated to introducing the Stanford community to anime through anime screen shows and movies, karaoke nights, anime conventions in the area, and generally a great time!
  • Stanford Taekwondo (TKD)
    • Stanford Taekwondo is Stanford University's largest martial arts program. Stanford TKD is dedicated to providing top notch competitive training as well as a friendly and motivating environment for casual and beginning practitioners.
  • Stanford Taiko
    • Stanford Taiko is an entirely student-run group under the guidance of the Department of Music whose goal is to bring awareness of taiko to Stanford University and the greater community.
  • Stanford Vietnamese Student Association (SVSA)
    • SVSA serves as both a family and as a support network for Vietnamese students at Stanford to share their rich cultural heritage with the campus community and foster the development of social and cultural ties with the greater Bay Area community.
  • Stanford Wushu 
    • Modern Wushu is a martial art which combines a foundation in the traditional Chinese fighting arts with a modern disposition towards aesthetics, grace, and performance.
  • Taiwanese Culture Society (TCS) 
    • TCS is a dedicated group of Stanford students who promote the awareness, interest, and preservation of Taiwanese culture.
  • Team Hepatitis B Virus Stanford University (Team HBV) 
    • Team HBV's goal is to create a strong, unified community at Stanford that will promote, support, and further the efforts to eradicate hepatitis B.
  • Thai Student Association (TSA)
    • ​TSA strives to promote Thai culture and create connections among students who share interest about Thailand.
  • Tibetan Student Union (TSU)
    • Stanford TSU strives to raise awareness about Tibetan culture and politics as well as support Tibetan causes on and off campus.
  • Tzu Chi
    • Tzu Chi is an international humanitarian organization, with missions in Medicine, Charity, Education and Culture. The Stanford chapter works to engage with the local community and participate in volunteer activities, including food service to low income families, senior home performances, card recycling, disaster relief fundraising, and much more!
  • Undergraduate Chinese American Association (UCAA)
    • UCAA is a student-run organization whose goal is to promote and educate the Stanford community about Chinese culture
  • XTRM
    • XTRM (pronounced "extreme") is Stanford University’s non-audition, competitive K-pop Dance Team.