Asian Student Association (ASA)
ASA at Edgewood is an organization open to all students. Our goals are to promote unity, higher education access to Asian students, and the awareness of Asian cultures throughout the EC and Madison community. We host a variety of events and activities throughout the academic year to help build a sense of community to create further appreciation of the Asian culture.
Association of Latin@ Students (ALAS)
ALaS at Edgewood strives to support and motive students with multicultural origins, with the ultimate goal of enriching our educational experience, as well as that of others. We represent the Latino population through promoting and disseminating characteristics of our cultural and ethnic background. We also aim to share continuing educational opportunities and resources with the Latin community. Ultimately, we strive to fully support one another and our community. If you are interested in learning more about ALaS, email us at ALAS@edgewood.edu
Black Student Union (BSU)
The BSU at Edgewood promotes a positive atmosphere for all black students and students of African descent by providing an intellectual, cultural and social environment for students to meet their academic goals. The BSU encourages all members to strive for academic excellence and promotes activities of common interest, that are both cultural relevant and educational to the EC community.
CDI Men's & Women's Group
The CDI Multicultural Men's & Women's Group aims to help students in their intellectual, interpersonal, spiritual, and personal development throughout college. The group provides opportunities to network, socialize and build healthy relationships among other students with common interests. The Men's & Women's Group "Let's Chat" sessions allow students to discuss issues concerning men and women, and develop the awareness, knowledge, and skills to address and confront these issues. The program also aims to help build and promote self-confidence, self-respect, and healthy lifestyles.
CDI Poetry Club
The Center for Diversity & Inclusion Poetry Club promotes spoken word poetry and creative writing in a variety of forms, encouraging members to appreciate, write and express themselves through creative writing. The club serves as an educational forum for poets and writers of all kinds by holding workshops, open mic nights, and discussing the various forms of poetry.
SAFE (Edgewood's LGBT Organization)
SAFE at Edgewood is a group of students, faculty, and staff who advocate for the well-being of Edgewood College's gay, bisexual, lesbian, transgender people and their allies. SAFE meets weekly during the academic year to provide a support network for Edgewood's LGBT community and provides educational opportunities and events/programming throughout campus to raise awareness about the LGBT community. SAFE also offers a Queer Peer Mentoring Program.
Edgewood College's Queer Peer Mentor program is designed to be provide a safe space for queer or questioning students to connect with other LGBTQ+ students at the college. Student mentors are trained to discuss a variety of issues, including but not limited to: questioning sexual and gender identity, coming out, college life, transitioning, and dating. All mentor/mentee relationships are fully confidential and arranged through personal communication between the students.
To learn more about these student organizations, please contact the Center for Diversity & Inclusion at 608-663-2250.