Intercultural Student Groups

Alpha Omega

Alpha Omega is a welcoming fraternal community that honors the organization’s Judaic heritage, provides opportunities to attain professional excellence, and promotes access to oral health care for all.

Alpha Omega was founded on the pillars of fraternalism, professionalism, and Judaism. The objectives of the Chapter are to promote the study and practice of dentistry, maintain and improve professional standards in dentistry, and encourage research and education in dentistry.

Alpha Omega is based on the Portland Campus. Current students should access the Campus Groups Portal to learn more.

Black Student Union

The mission of the Black Student Union (BSU) focuses on promoting collaboration throughout the black community as well as spreading unity among students of other cultures at the University of New England. BSU is involved in numerous activities including putting together speakers and activities during Black History Month, as well as meetings and social gatherings at the Cultural Exchange Lounge.

BSU is an active student group that sponsors cultural and social events, provides leadership opportunities, and encourages networking amongst students of color, faculty, and professional staff. The BSU will partake in cultural festivals, trips to various museums, Black History Month convocation and a variety of other social and outreach activities. All students, faculty, and professional staff are invited to the weekly meetings and to participate in the development of the organization.

BSU is based on the Biddeford campus. For more information, email BSU advisor Ed Silva at esilva@une.edu.

Christian Medical and Dental Association

Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA) educates, encourages, and equips Christian healthcare professionals to glorify God. Christian healthcare professionals glorify God by following Christ, serving with excellence and compassion, caring for all people, and advancing Biblical principles of healthcare within the Church and throughout the world.

CMDA is based on the Portland Campus. Current students should access the Campus Groups Portal to learn more.

Health Equality Alliance

COM’s queer-straight alliance advocating for LGBTQI students, providers, and patients

HEAL (Health Equality Alliance) is founded on the recognition of the need for medical students and the health care community at large to become better educated and sensitive to issues that uniquely affect the LGBTQI community. We aim to increase education, awareness, and open discussion regarding LGBTQI issues in health care. HEAL is open to all students, faculty, professional staff, and alumni and welcomes all identities from queer to straight and everything in between.

HEAL is based on the Biddeford campus. For more information, email HEAL faculty advisor Marilyn Gugliucci, Ph.D. at mgugliucci@une.edu.

Hispanic Dental Association

The Hispanic Dental Association creates a unified voice for oral health students, educates classmates on the Spanish language, and promotes the oral health issues of the Hispanic community.

The Hispanic Dental Association is based on the Portland Campus. Current students should access the Campus Groups Portal to learn more.

InterVarsity

An InterVarsity chapter at UNE.

1 Peter 2:9: "But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light."

Come and join us Thursday nights for a student lead Alpha Film Series! This is your chance to come learn about who Jesus is and what role he plays in your life. Additionally, if you would like to attend church, come join us on Sunday mornings at New Life Christian Fellowship in Biddeford. Christ is among us, where have you seen him today?

InterVarsity is based on the Biddeford campus. Current students should access the Get Involved Portal to learn more.

Muslim Student Association

The Muslim Student Association promotes and organizes activities that provide a sense of community among Muslims on the Portland campus. The association creates an environment for Muslim students to promote unity and representation. We recognize that students come from different backgrounds and are at varying levels in their own faith and we welcome all.

The Muslim Student Association is based on the Portland Campus. Current students should access the Campus Groups Portal to learn more.

Muslim Students' Association

The Muslim Students’ Association is an organization dedicated to connecting Muslim Students with each other and creating a space where they can work together to learn more about their faith and connect with their spirituality. A lot of students are living away from home for the first time and often adjusting to the changes, and balancing one's faith and schoolwork can prove to be a challenge at times. The MSA is aimed towards allowing students to share their stories and experiences and how they approach challenges that they face in their professional and academic life.

The Muslim Students’ Association is based on the Biddeford campus. Current students should access the Get Involved Portal to learn more.

Nor'easter Catholic

Catholic student organization

Nor'easter Catholic is an undergraduate student organization on the Biddeford Campus supported by the Portland Archdiocese. The group holds weekly meetings to talk about faith and have dinner together. 

Nor'Easter Catholic is based on the Biddeford campus. Current students should access the Get Involved Portal to learn more.

Student National Medical Association

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is a medical student organization dedicated to people of color and underserved communities. The group focuses on issues such as recruiting and retaining minority applicants, strengthening alumni/student relations, supporting the UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine’s efforts on increasing minority faculty, and assisting to build a culturally sensitive forum where all students can learn and share ideas.

SNMA is based on the Biddeford campus. Current students should contact the office of COM Recruitment, Student and Alumni Services to learn more.

Student National Pharmaceutical Association

The Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) is dedicated to representing the views and ideas of minority pharmacists on critical issues affecting health care and pharmacy, as well as advancing the standards of pharmaceutical care among all practitioners.

SNPhA is based on the Portland Campus. Current students should access the Campus Groups Portal to learn more.

The Alliance

UNE’s LGBTQA+ student alliance

The Alliance is an undergraduate club on the Biddeford Campus that supports gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students and allies. The Alliance helps make UNE a safer, more welcoming, and inclusive living and learning community by educating and building relationships between the LGBTQ community and the community of Allies and Advocates on campus. With weekly meetings and frequent programs including an annual “Coming Out” week in October and “UNE Gaypril Pride” month in April, The Alliance is an active, motivated, and crucial campus club that promotes diversity awareness and advocacy and educates the UNE community on LGBTQ issues.

The Alliance is based on the Biddeford Campus. Current students should access the Get Involved Portal to learn more.

United

Multicultural Club

UNE United is an undergraduate student club on the Biddeford Campus. The mission of UNE United is to promote awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity through on-campus educational and cultural programming and off-campus excursions. The club attracts students who are interested in learning about different people and cultures, learning from one another across real or perceived differences, and celebrating cultural traditions from around the world. UNE United is open to all UNE students.

United is based on the Biddeford campus. Current students should access the Get Involved Portal to learn more.

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