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Activities, Events, & Organizations
Our curious, passionate students are actively engaged in everything they pursue including extracurricular activities. And with nearly 240 students organizations across campus, there are plenty of ways students can get involved, make new friends, and build connections.
Here are some of the cultural activities, events, and organizations that are popular among international students at Truman State University.
Each November, the International Club, in cooperation with the International Student Affairs Office, sponsors the annual International Dinner. The International Dinner began over 50 years ago and over the years, it has become a highlight of the fall semester. Members of the International Club and other international and American students prepare and serve dishes from many different countries and cultures. The last International Dinner featured 22 different dishes which were served to over 300 guests. Guests are given the opportunity to speak with the students who cook and serve the dishes. The evening culminates in entertainment from around the world.
International Week is an annual celebration of cultural diversity sponsored by the International Student Affairs Office at Truman State University. As the name implies, it is a week-long affair and is held in the spring semester. This exciting and educational week of cultural events is planned and coordinated by the the International Student Affairs Office. International Week seeks to celebrate diversity and enhance the cultural environment of Truman State University while providing leadership and organizational experience to the student committee members.
The African Students Association, in their own words, is a "group of students at Truman State University of African and non-African decent who are dedicated in their common goal to act as resources of information on Africa, promote African issues on campus and create an awareness of Africa by encouraging the positive interaction between its members and students of African decent and their campus and community. It is a service and social association."
"My favorite aspect of Truman is the sense of community. I love knowing so many people around campus and having so many great opportunities that I might not have at a larger university."
– Neva Sheaffer ’15, Creative Writing Major, Theatre Minor