Student Organizations


Contact: Karla Gutierrez-Hernandez & Advisor: Veronica Oritz

The purpose of Alianza is to promote the Latinx culture as well as empower the outer Latin community in effort to seek a higher education. We will provide the campus with ethnic celebrations, films, speakers, and a supportive environment for multicultural students through potlucks, trips and other cultural gatherings.

Asian Coalition for Equaltiy (ACE)

Contact: Carol Li & Advisor: Aili Zheng

The mission of the Asian Coalition for Equality (ACE) is to educate and promote interest and awareness of Asian American issues within the Willamette University community through the use of films, lectures, outings, and other events. ACE will also attend events of groups that we recognize in solidarity on campus. These include groups representing marginalized students, groups centered around activism, and groups holding educational or informational events. ACE is here to conduct Asian American education and activism, but we also seek to build connections and support other groups representing marginalized populations on campus.

Asian Cultural Association (ACA)

Contact: Kyley Nishimura & Advisor: Gordy Toyama

The purpose of ACA is to represent the interests and concerns of Asian students at Willamette. ACA will act as a support network for its members and other students of Asian ancestry because we understand that the transition into a predominantly homogenous environment can be difficult. In addition, ACA will act as a campus wide resource to promote cultural awareness and ethnic diversity among the members of the Willamette Community.

Black Student Union (BSU)

Contact: Megan Malone-Brown & Advisor: Anthony Coleman

The Black Student Union is dedicated to the unification and healing of African-Americans, people of African descent and others that are part of the African Diaspora through self-determination, cultural education, and academic excellence. Through the implementation of these principles and others, the Black Student Union will strive to continue the struggle for Black liberation and the liberation of all.


Contact: Lorenzo Olono & Advisor: Michael Nino

CAUSA chapter is dedicated to civic engagement of its members through organizing, educating, and mobilizing Willamette and its surrounding communities. CAUSA chapter will attempt to raise awareness about pertinent issues affecting the immigrant community.

Chinese Taiwanese Culture Association (CTCA)

Contact: Emily Su & Advisor: Huike Wen

The Chinese Taiwanese Culture Association (CTCA) strives to bridge the gap between Chinese, Chinese American, and Willamette Students and to facilitate communication among these cultures on the Willamette campus.

Hawaii Club

Contact: Courtney Lai & Advisor: Gordy Toyama

The Hawaii Club strives to produce a more comfortable environment for students, both from Hawaii and those interested in the culture. It provides a support group that participates in activities, service projects, and educational programs, especially through the luau put on at the end of the school year. It also functions as a transitional resource to assist students finding their niche at Willamette University.

Japan Studies Student Leaders (JSSL)

Contact: Kazutoshi Koba & Advisor: Miho Fujiwara

JSSL is an organization open to all students interested in Japan, with the purpose of organizing engaging academic activities centered around Japanese culture, society, and language for the Willamette, TIUA, and Salem communities.

Native and Indigenous Student Union (NISU)

Contact: Alexus Uentillie & Advisor: Gordy Toyama

The purpose of the Native and Indigenous Student Union is to enlighten its members to the cultural diversity of the Native American people. This association will help Native Americans to identify with an organization on campus and all other students of different origins to be enlightened by the activities, debates, and lectures this association may offer.

Rainbow Alliance

Contact: Erica Meier & Advisor: Rachel Steck

This group exists to provide and encourage the support, education, and visibility of gay/lesbian/bisexual concerns and issues in the Willamette/TIUA community. Its aim is to create an awareness and celebration of differing perspectives and lifestyles.