Asian American Medical Student Association (AAMSA)
The AAMSA at UNC is a student organization that seeks to address the issues that are important to Asian-American medical students. AAMSA aims to be a voice in promoting the well being of the Asian community, as well as building a presence within the community at large. One of AAMSA’s goals is to help recruit a diverse pool of medical school applicants. The group is a member of the national Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA).
Contact: Jenny Bao
Chinese Undergraduate Student Association
Chinese Undergraduate Student Association (CUSA), a student-run organization open to everyone, is dedicated to bringing together Chinese students and scholars and those interested in Chinese culture or language at UNC-Chapel Hill and the surrounding communities. CUSA serves as an educational, cultural-learning instrument for the university and the community by participating in various cultural projects, organizing social events, and encouraging the use of the Chinese language, which will promote awareness and appreciation for the various and distinct Chinese cultures.
Contact: Daniel Chen
Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars (FACSS)
(FACSS) is a non-profit, non-political organization devoted to providing help and service to local Chinese community, facilitating cultural exchange between Chinese and Americans, and consolidating friendship and unity among local Chinese and Carolina community. FACSS consists of Chinese students, scholars, and faculty of UNC-Chapel Hill.
Contact: Letian Lin
Sangam is the South Asian Awareness Organization at UNC-Chapel Hill. As the name suggests, its primary goal is to help promote awareness about South Asia and South Asian culture among the campus community. Sangam was founded in March of 1987 and has grown to become the largest international organization on the UNC campus.
Sangam runs the Mahatma Gandhi Fellowship Program, the only university-recognized student-run scholarship. Past fellows have been involved in a wide range of activities, from the study of the condition of women in Tamil Nadu to research on cataracts and their effects in South India to conducting AIDS/HIV prevention education.
Contact: Hari Ramalingam
School of Dentistry Nepal Project
In their partnership with the Nepalese organization, Health Society of Nepal, the School of Dentistry Nepal Project focuses on teaching rural Nepalese populations about basic oral healthcare practices. Project volunteers also distribute oral healthcare supplies and perform basic dental procedures. Services are provided via dental clinics and, for the more remote populations, project volunteers travel on foot for thirteen days through rural Nepal visiting isolated villages.
Southeast Asia Interest Association (SEAIA)
SEAIA is an officially recognized UNC organization dedicated to enhancing the understanding of social, cultural, and economic issues relating the Southeast Asian region within the local community as well as to raise funds for humanitarian and educational efforts that affect Southeast Asian nations. Any officially enrolled undergraduate or graduate student, as well as any faculty or staff member with an interest in Southeast Asia is eligible to join.