The African American Society’s mission is grounded in leadership, character development and community service. Founded in 1971 as the Afro-American Student Association, the group has evolved from its initial purpose as a study group into an organization that seeks to create a space for students to form social connections while learning about and confronting issues facing the black community.
The Students Association of Latin and Spanish Awareness Club (S.A.L.S.A.) is not just a group for Spanish speaking students (and their comrades) to get together, eat, speak Spanish, listen to music and hang out. It’s also a network of students committed to creating lifelong friendships while exploring the rich cultures across the Hispanic diaspora. The group meets every Friday at noon. To learn more about membership, contact the organization’s advisor – Dr. Jhoanna Méndez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Citadel Gospel Choir
Co-founded in 1988 by cadets Tommy French, ’89, Charles Wallace, ’90, and Kenyatta Jackson, ’90, the Gospel Choir is currently under the direction of Rev. Rodney Ballentine. Dr. Felice Knight – assistant professor of history – is the group’s campus advisor. (credit: Tessa Updike, archivist, Daniel Library, Archives & Museum and director of the Truth Racial Healing & Transformation Center)
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) supports the academic enrichment and professional growth of current and aspiring African American engineers and scientists. In addition to regular meetings, The Citadel’s chapter hosts community outreach for middle and high school students and engages in professional development activities such as elevator pitches and mock interviews. Learn more about The Citadel’s chapter by attending one of their meetings on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. in Grimsley Hall, Room 114.
Visit NSBE’s website to learn more about the organization’s mission to support the academic enrichment and professional growth of future and current African American engineers and scientists.