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The Michigan Daily/New Student Edition - Thursday, September 7, 1989 - Page 7

:Coalition of Students with
The coalition is an umbrella
group for several
organizations: 1. Learning
"Disabilities Society, a support
group for people with
learning disabilities on
campus. Besides support, it
provides information about
classes, professors, and study
*aids to help overcome the
dilemmas of being a learning
disabled student. 2. Sighs of
-the Times, a sign language
club for beginners and
advanced signers. 3. The
Barrier Free Computer Users
Club, which explores the latest
adaptive hardware and
software technology on
campus. 4. Diabetic Network,
a support group for students
with or interested in diabetes.
Committee for Campus
The committee's purpose is
the promotion of a diverse
and culturally pluralistic
campus environment at the
University. They try to provide
culturally diverse programs
and financial assistance to
encourage minority
recruitment and retention.
English Department
Minority Student
The committee's purpose is to
network graduate and
undergraduate students of
color in the English
Department and to address
issues relating to minority
students. Goals include
recruitment, retention, and
participation of minority
Free China Student
-FCSA is an organization
whose members are students,
scholars, and their families
from Taiwan. We provide
much help for academic,
living, shopping, and
medicare problems to the
members. Also, there are
many social events that are
held regularly throughout the
Free South Africa
Coordinating Committee
The committee is a multi-racial
organization with a global
perspective on racism, but
fosucing on Southern Africa.
Activities are both educational
and action-oriented. Goals are
to end U.S. support for South
Africa and to educate students
about Southern Africa.
Hispanic Law Students
The association is comprised
of Chicano, Puertoriqueno,
and other Hispanic law
students The group's focus is
the progress and
advancement of Chicanos and
other Spanish speaking
people. Activities include
working with local and
national organizations on
rural farm worker and urban
barrio problems.
Indian-American Student
IASA is a non-profit
organization interested in
preserving the Indian culture
while at the same time
introducing it to the

surrounding community.
International Student
An informal association of
foreign and American citizens
for friendship and
nonreligious activities as well
as Christian fellowship and
International Student
(Not all-inclusive)
Armenian Students Cultural
Association of Iranian
Hellenic Students on Campus
Israeli Student Association
Japan Club
Netherlands American
University League
Nigerian Student Association
Pakistani Student Association
Polish Student Association
Scandinavian Club
Singapore Student

Korean Student
The purposes of KSA are the
pursuits of Korean identity in
a foreign culture,
development of academic
goals, the enhancement of
mutual understanding among
Korean students and the
promotion of friendship
between Korean students and
other students.
Latin American/Native
American Medical
LANAMA is a medical student
service organization open to
all students but designed for
the needs of Latin American
and Native American
students. Activities include
community service,
recruitment and counseling of
undergraduate pre-med
students, and support from
within medical classes to
assure retention of Latin
American 'and Native
American students.
Lesbian and Gay Rights
Organizing Committee
LaGROC promotes equality
for lesbians, gay men,
bisexuals, and other sexual
minorities through political
action. The group has no
leaders and no membership
requirements. Besides serving
as a political action
committee, LaGROC provides
support and counseling to its
Minority Residence Hall
These groups, affiliated with
different residents halls, offer
independent cultural/political
support for students living in
Alice Lloyd-MYSTIC
Baits-Baits Black Council
Bursley-Bursley Family
East Quad-Abeng
Mosher Jordan-M.A.M.M.
South Quad-Ambatana
West Quad-A'subuhi
Minority Student Nurses
The purpose of the
organization is to facilitate the
creation of an environment
conducive to academic
success through social and
intellectual exchange.
Muslim Student
MSA serves Muslims in the
University, especially new
students, in their
accommodations and
orientation. Members are
students from many different
backgrounds, including
Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia,
Pakistan, India, United States,
the Middle East, and Africa.
National Association for
the Advancement of
Colored People
The University';s chapter of
the NAACP seeks to eliminate
racial prejudice, alert the
public to the effects of racial
discrimination, inform the
University community of the
problems of minorities, and to
stimulate an appreciation of
minority contributions to

National Union of the Gulf
and Arabian Peninsula
NUGAPS is devoted to social,
cultural, and educational
activities that will bring the
members of the union, other
students, and the rest of the
community to a better mutual
understanding not only of
themselves, but the world
around them as well. The
union will promote the
dissemination of true
information about the Arab
people, their history, culture,
problems, and aspirations.
Native American Students
Besides offering support and
cultural activities, NASA is a
politically active group
working to challenge
stereotypes of Native
Persatuan Mahasiswa
Indonesia di Amerika
PERMIAS is an Indonesian
student association that helps
Indonesian students become
acquainted to their new
environment and to arrange
matters concerning their

Puerto Rican Association
PRA is comprised of students,
faculty, and community
members interested in
promoting the Puerto Rican
culture at the University and
in Ann Arbor. They aim to
ensure effective
communication among
Puerto Ricans and Hispanics
here and at other universities.
Socially Active Latino
Student Association
A cultural and social
organization, SALSA also
serves as a support system for
Chicano/Hispanic students. Its
goals are to increase students
awareness of Chicano culture
and deal with issues
pertaining to Hispanics at the
University. The group
participates in the Hispanic
Heritage Week, the Hispanic
Lecture Series, and the
National Association for
Chicano Studies Conference.
Society of Minority
Engineering Students
SMES seeks to increase and to
enhance the participation of
minorities in the field of
engineering. Activities include
field trips, a mentorship
program, and hosting
Society of Women
SWES, a branch of the
international society, aims to
provide career guidance and
support for women engineers
while preparing its members
for an engineering
profession. The group also
tries to encourage high school
women to pursue
engineering, sponsoring a
summer engineering
exploration program during
which 80 high school females
stay at the University to get a
better understanding of
individual engineering
disciplines., Men are also
welcome to join the group.
Student Women's Initiative
SWING is an ad hoc group of
interested women that
discusses women's issues on
campus. Representatives
from all campus groups have
attended meetings. The
group often breaks into
committees to discuss such
issues as a campus women's
center, diversifying
curriculum, sexism in the
classroom, and child care.
United Coalition Against
UCAR is a group of students
as well as non-students
dedicated to the eradication of
racism facing all people of
color around the world. Their
focus is local, national, and
University of Michigan
Asian Student Coalition
UMASC's purpose is to
promote unity and
recognition among Asian
Americans and to inform
them of the issues facing
Asians today. In addition to
holding campus workshops
and providing an Asian
American political voice,
UMASC will also network with
other universities to build a
national movement.

Women of Color Group
Organized through the
Women's Studies Program,
the groups if comprised of
University students, staff, and
faculty concerned with issues
of race and gender and
women's issues as they relate
to women of color.
For the contact names and
phone numbers of these
organizations, call the
Minority Affairs Committee of
the Michigan Student
Assembly at 763-3241.
-Compiled by Delro Harris
and Lisa Pollak.
contributed by the Michigan
Student Assembly and the
Student Organization
Development Center.
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