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APALSA is an organization that represents South Asian, Pacific Asian, Southeast Asian and East Asian law school students at NUSL. In addition to providing a social and academic support network for Asian American students at the law school, the group is active in both community and campus issues. APALSA works closely with the administration, and is represented on the Admissions Committee and the Committee Against Institutional Racism. Throughout the year, APALSA hosts various social activities for both NUSL students and other Asian-Pacific law students.

The Asian Student Union serves to promote awareness of Asian American culture and Asian heritage in Northeastern University and the surrounding community. Asian Student Union assists in the facilitation of new-coming students into American culture and University life along with encouraging a spirit of friendship and unity among the student body and various student groups. Our goal is to unify and also to display the Asian heritage and culture to all who are interested.

BARKADA is a word from the Filipino language, Tagalog, which means a group of friends. NU BARKADA made up Filipinos and other ethnicities who are dedicated to promoting awareness and understanding of the Filipino culture through conferences, performances of Philipines songs and colorful dances, and other cultural activities. BARKADA was founded by a small group of American-Filipinos in 1998. With a vision in their mind and a passion to share and represent their roots BARKADA has since then grown to become a united family.


In the spring of 1999, eight young men had a vision to create a Social Fraternity in California steeped in South Asian culture. The inspiration for Beta Chi Theta was the embodiment of the bond of Brotherhood those eight shared with one another. Months of diligent, dedicated, and passionate efforts laid the groundwork for Beta Chi Theta, most notably the six pillars upon which this grand fraternity proudly stands. Built upon the keystone of Brotherhood, the other five pillars of this fraternity are Tradition, Service to Humanity, South Asian Awareness, Academic Excellence, and a unified Nationwide Network. On December 3rd, 2011, Beta Chi Theta was brought to Northeastern University as the first charter given in the state of Massachusetts.


The Chinese Student Association is a student organization that supports awareness of Chinese and Chinese American culture. As a group, we strive to unite students interested in Chinese American heritage and to give their voices representation in the Northeastern University community. Through general meetings and events, we wish to foster community, friendship and cultural awareness. We invite people of all backgrounds to join the Chinese Student Association.


As a representative of all the Chinese students and scholars of Northeastern University, Northeastern University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA), often referred to as NUCSSA, has an obligation of uniting and helping Chinese students and scholars who will study or are studying in Northeastern University, and our Chinese alumni, and promote the culture communications between Chinese community and other culture groups.

The purpose of Delta Phi Omega shall be to foster unity among South Asian women, build community awareness, and gain a greater understanding of oneself and others. The sorority aspires to instill leadership traits, excel in all academic endeavors, to encourage an active relationship between the sorority and its respective university, and shall do so with the utmost compassion, dignity, and fortitude.

HKSA aims to share the unique Hong Kong culture within the Northeastern University Community and provide a taste of home to Hong Kong students. We also welcome anyone who is interested in any aspect of Hong Kong to join and check us out!

We are a club welcoming all Japanese students and students who are interested in Japan, Japanese culture, or Japanese language. NEU JSA’s primary goal is to introduce the profound Japanese culture and language to non-native speakers by native speakers, and to pursue the amicable way.

The sisters of Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Incorporated, strive to strengthen Sisterhood amongst women by providing service and promoting cultural diversity to our members and our community, thus securing the bond of kinship for posterity. Kappa Phi Lambda exists to further educate individuals about Pan-Asian culture, while keeping our own identities. The sisters aim for academic excellence, keeping in mind the importance of education and learning as the key to strength, awareness, and fulfillment.

Recently founded in 2006, the Korean American Student Association (KASA) has been formed to promote Korean American cultural awareness to Northeastern University and to the surrounding Boston community. The main objective of KASA is to create a community where members can have an opportunity to identify themselves with other students, learn, and share about their cultural aspects and experiences of being a Korean-American. KASA also provides a social aspect for those interested in meeting other students. KASA is not limited to just Korean-Americans, but to anyone who is interested in the culture. KASA hopes to promote the Korean American culture, the social and political aspects through various events, documentaries, discussions, dinners and collaborations with other student groups under the umbrella of the Asian American Center.

The mission of Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Inc. is to maintain its Fraternal existence by instilling values that nurture and perpetuate the continual growth and development of the individual through Academic Achievement, Cultural Awareness, Righteousness, Friendship and Loyalty while fostering ethical behavior, leadership, and philanthropy.


Northeastern’s chapter of the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) is dedicated to the advancement of Asian American scientists and engineers in education and employment so that they can achieve their full career potential. In fact, SASE is the only professional Asian organization on campus, offering opportunities for members to practice networking, leadership, and a chance to step out of their comfort zone. In addition to professional development, SASE also encourages members to contribute to their communities and allows for a space to celebrate diversity on campus. Our organization focuses on creating a positive environment and close-knit community, and is always welcome to new members!


Northeastern University Students of Singapore, or Students of Singapore for short, is a student-led and events-based organization promoting Singapore culture at Northeastern. We actively recruit during the first week of Fall and Spring semester and during the summer in Singapore for freshmen. However, we welcome everyone to our organization, whether you are from Singapore or not. This is a fun place for you to celebrate your culture or learn a new one. You may have seen us hosting or co-hosting in the past, including the Global Island Hopping, and Chinese New Year with the Malaysian Student Association at Northeastern. We are featured regularly during the Office of Global Students Carnevale month-long festivities.

The mission of NTSA is to create a warming & welcoming place for every Taiwanese student and everyone who is interested in Taiwanese culture! We hope to help all Taiwanese students and/or students who are interested in Taiwanese culture become actively involved in the Northeastern community and in the Boston area. We seek to provide a warm atmosphere and to spread awareness of the Taiwanese culture.

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We are part of the NTSA (please see above).

Utsav is Northeastern University’s Undergraduate South Asian Student Organization. Utsav, the Sanskrit word meaning ‘Festival’, was started in 1991 by a handful of South Asian students. Now in its 14th year, Utsav has grown into a large community of over 150 South Asian students; and continues to strive to provide the South Asian community with a sense of belonging and knowledge about South Asian culture and heritage. We represent students from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

We are a non-profit student organization committed to exposing and enriching the Vietnamese culture within the diverse community of Northeastern University. The fundamental mission of our association is to establish a network of individuals who are interested in understanding the Vietnamese heritage, have a sincere appreciation for Vietnamese traditions and beliefs, and are dedicated to the preservation of the Vietnamese way of life. This longstanding purpose is intended to reach out to all students and provide a ‘home’ where they can further develop their identity at Northeastern University.