The Board of Multicultural Student Affairs at Providence College is a student-based organization that represents all of the cultural societies on campus. The individual clubs, and the B.M.S.A. as a whole, encourage all students to share in each other's rich cultural backgrounds in a manner that is educational and respectful, yet fun and stimulating. In addition, the B.M.S.A. assists the cultural societies in their day-to-day functions and also helps to coordinate and promote club events.
African-American Society / Amigos Unidos / Asian American Club / Circolo Italiano / Clube Portugues / French Club / Gaelic Society / Irish Dance Club / Middle Eastern Student Association (MESA)
The mission of the African American Society is to educate the community on the diversity of the African American culture, its history and to bring ethnic awareness to Providence College.
Amigos Unidos is Providence College's Latin student organization which celebrates the history and diversity of the many Latin cultures. Our goal is to help the campus become aware of Latin culture through different activities, both on and off campus. Some examples of the activities we hold are the Latino Expo, dinners at local restaurants, Latin Club Nights, dance lessons, family dinners and much more! We are always on the lookout for new members!
Asian American Club
The purpose of the Asian American Club is to educate the Providence College community about the diverse and rich traditions of the various Asian cultures represented on campus. The club promotes cultural acceptance among all groups at PC by hosting a series of events, fundraisers and banquets, open for the entertainment of both the campus and the local community.
Circolo Italiano is a diverse group of passionately committed citizens of the world that promote and facilitate the learning of Italy and its culture. The club has a keen interest in exploring Italian culture, values and beliefs. They meet to discuss, enlighten and share our individual stories and discernments. We are bound by our love for Italy, all of its people, and influenced throughout the world.
Clube Português is a student organization dedicated to sharing and celebrating the Portuguese culture with the Providence College community. We encourage all students to become involved and to participate in club events which are designed to explore varying aspects of our Iberian heritage. As a member of the Board of Multicultural Student Affairs (B.M.S.A.), Clube Português also promotes cultural awareness and invites students, faculty, and staff to learn more about our world community.
In order to enhance the learning of foreign languages and cultures, the Department of Modern Languages sponsors the French Club to promote learning and appreciation of the French culture, language and history. Membership is open to all Providence College students.
The Gaelic Society of Providence College exists to generate and stimulate the interest of the College community in Gaelic culture through social and cultural activities, which shall be in accordance with the mission and goals of Providence College.
Irish Dance Club
Initiated in 2005, the the club continues to grow. In its first two years, the club has approximately 30 members, and over 60 students have participated in events and practices. The club encourages new members to join!
Middle Eastern Student Association (MESA)
MESA is PC's Middle Eastern Student Association. Anyone of Middle Eastern heritage or who has an interest in the Middle East is encouraged to join. The purpose of the club is to promote and celebrate Middle Eastern culture throughout the PC campus. We plan many activities including lectures, coffeehouses, masses and expos.