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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.
This student organization promotes international activities and awareness of the international presence on campus. The International Club sponsors trips and activities for its members and other students. Membership is open to all students.
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."
Namaste Nepal is an organization of Nepalese students in Truman State University. It organizes events like Himalayan night and also organizes events to celebrate festivals of Nepal. Membership is open to all students and faculty/staff members of Truman State University.
The Society for Sino-American Studies is a student organization focused on exploring Chinese culture and Asian cultures in general while promoting awareness on campus through fun and educational events. Events include the annual Mid-Autumn (Moon) Festival, Chinese New Year, weekly Chinese Language Tables and various social activities. Weekly meetings allow members to share their personal cultural experiences and discuss current issues relating to Asia and Asia-U.S relations.
VSA aims to promote Vietnamese culture via independent event-planning as well as collaboration with other cultural organizations. The organization assists current Vietnamese students on campus with their adjustment to American lifestyles and with any personal problems encountered during their time at Truman.
To learn more about cultural student organizations at Truman, visit the Center for Student Involvement website.
Explore the nearly 240 student organizations at Truman State University ranging from the Filmmaker's Club to the Equestrian Team.
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