Diversity Organization Council

All student clubs are invited each year to participate in the Diversity Organization Council (DOC), a coalition that meets once a month to share information and collaborate with the IC and each other. The IC supports DOC through advocacy, publicity, storage space, and other resources. Signature collaborations include the fall Diversity Retreat (Oct) and Diversity Dance (Nov).  In addition, DOC orgs are encouraged to collaborate together to enhance programming for the campus at large. DOC Infographic

Click here to view a calender of diversity club meetings. 

Check back often or contact the clubs directly as meeting times and locations are subject to change.

Please contact the IC at (925) 631-8545 or delphineic@stmarys-ca.edu for more information about D.O.C.


Asian Pacific American Student Association (APASA)

APASA fosters a strong sense of community among Asian Pacific American students and their allies, and provides an opportunity to learn about various Asian cultures through weekly meeting, community service opportunities, and other special events.

Ballet Folklorico Guadalupano (BFG) 

BFG's mission is to preserve and showcase the splendor of Mexico's traditional dance, music, dress, and history, and to encourage cultural exchanges between our community and the people of the various cultures represented at Saint Mary's College of California. 

Black Student Union (BSU)

Founded in 1967, BSU enhances the experience of black students by holding frequent meetings, sponsoring social events, and hosting guest speakers to explore issues in education, politics, history, economics, and culture affecting the African American community.


Hermanas is an organization that focuses on creating a family within the Saint Mary’s Community. We want to build a strong community at Saint Mary’s where we can feel like we have a home away from home. Hermanas promotes the importance of academics, service, and building relationships. Our mission is to provide resources, leadership opportunities, and a welcoming environment for the Saint Mary’s Latinx community… The Membership of this organization shall be open to all Saint Mary’s College of California students, staff, and faculty; Latinx or otherwise.

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International Club

Members participate in an international fair where students join together to share food, music and dance from many cultures around the world. To create a community for international, returning study abroad and other interested students at SMC.

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InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF)

IVCF  is an interdenominational group dedicated to helping members grow in their relationship with God. InterVarsity provides weekly small group Bible studies, community meetings, retreats, and fun events to help meet students' spiritual needs.

La Hermandad (LaH)

La Hermandad's main endeavor lies in creating a familia focused on Chicano and Latino cultures. La Hermandad's mission is to create a powerful and sensitive hermandad oriented around preserving, understanding, and adding to Chicano and Latino history and culture.

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Muslim Student Association

The Muslim Student Association (MSA) at Saint Mary’s College of California aims to identify and unify the growing Muslim community. We welcome all individuals regardless of religion, race, and sexuality to unify and educate the community. The MSA works to inform and dispel misconceptions and stereotypes about the Muslim community and present its truth through culture and history. While, functioning as a social group for Muslim students on campus, to maintain or strengthen their faith while in college.

Native American and Indigenous Student Association

NAISA is a cultural student group where students support each other, unify through cultural exchange, and actively engage with Native American and Indigenous traditions. Our aim is to support Native American and Indigenous students and be a resource for the indigenous student body. We will strive to do so in harmony with the people, land, and elements that make up this living and learning environment. We do this in thanksgiving to the ancestors and those who have walked before us, and in acknowledgement of the Saklan, Bay Miwok tribe who were the first caretakers of this land. We know that maintaining strong cultural connections and interactions with Mother Earth and all our relatives works to empower Native American and Indigenous students towards achievements in educational and social justice pursuits.

People Rallying for Identity Development & Equality (PRIDE)

PRIDE is dedicated to creating a safe space and environment for all LGBTQQIAA students, staff, faculty, administrative officials, and guests. This is achieved through providing educational programming and community-building activities. PRIDE seeks to end discrimination, harassment, prejudice, and violence against the queer and trans* community. PRIDE challenges heterosexism and the gender binary system. PRIDE works to promote diversity and inclusivity on campus, as well as promote diversity within the inclusive LGBTQQIAA community.

The Lounge

Born from the silence of unvoiced tension, student organizers took a stand to create a platform for themselves by themselves - this is their legacy. The Lounge is Saint Mary's monthly open mic that creates a sharing space for anyone who wants to be vulnerable with their community. We aim to cultivate a supportive and interactive audience-performer network open to any and all forms of personal expression. We hope to see you there!


Southern Asian Society

Our organization represents all of the Southern Asian diaspora and everyone who identifies (but is not excluded to) as South Asain. The aim of our organization is to promote awareness about South Asia, as well as celebrate diversity, tradition, and cultural awareness through our meetings and various social events.