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Culture houses and organizations

Culture houses

The Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity oversees three cultural houses.

Black Culture House is at the corner of 9th Ave. and 34th St. It is equipped with a library and historical artifacts of African and African American culture.

Casa Latina is located on the library circle drive at 3416 9-1/2 Ave. It has a wall mural which depicts aspects of Hispanic culture. The mural is a collaborative effort of Augustana students and community members.

Asian Pagoda, the Asian culture house, is at 912 34th Ave., west of the library. 

All of the cultural houses are centrally located on campus and serve as a gathering and meeting places for cultural organizations. Each house is equipped with Wi-Fi, comfortable furniture, a kitchen and cooking equipment for students to prepare meals.

Any student or student organization can reserve the space by contacting the Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity, 309-794-8270.

Cultural student organizations

Cultural organizations provide students a space to connect with others who may share similar cultural experiences and values. Students are able to create a sense of belonging, build community, engage in dialogue, socialize, plan cultural events and learn from each other. These student-led organizations focus on building awareness and the celebration of cultural identities.

African Student Association
President: Etta Brooks
Vice President: Maame Araba Vander-Pallen

Asian Student Organization
President: Emily Sibounheuang
Vice President: Jaidyn Harris

Black Student Union
President: Jacob Washington
Vice President: Jameshia Walls

Dat Poetry Lounge
President: Ashanti Mobley
Vice President: Talayah Lemon

Filipino Student Organization
President: Lyka May Canto
Vice President: Jude Salazar

Ladies of Vital Essence
President: Tajania Jenkins
Vice President: Maame Araba Vander-Pallen

Latinx Unidos
President: Nicholas Teng
Vice President: Tristyn Escobedo

The Order of the Phoenix
President: Johann Roman
Vice President: Peter Alfano