Activities & Organizations

Activities, Events, & Organizations

Our curious, passionate students are actively engaged in everything they pursue including extracurricular activities. And with more than 250 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.

Activities and Events

  • International Dinner
    Each November, the International Club, in cooperation with the Center for International Students, sponsors the annual International Dinner. The International Dinner began more than 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 evening culminates in entertainment from around the world.
  • International Week
    International Week is an annual celebration of cultural diversity sponsored by the Center for International Students at Truman held in the spring semester. This exciting and educational week of cultural events is planned and coordinated by the the Center for International Students. 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.


  • International Club
    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.
  • African Students Association
    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
    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.
  • Society for Sino-American Studies
    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.
  • Vietnamese Student Association
    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.

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Neva S., Creative Writing Major, Theatre Minor