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Reply to "Catholic U. Won't Recognize NAACP Chapter"

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Originally posted by Faheem:

I think the key is what each of these groups mission statement says. Again, I do not know what the school true motives is for refusing to allow a NAACP chapter on campus, but if the NAACP mission is the same as the orgs already established than what is the need of a new Org.


The broken link to the list of student orgs at Catholic U has aparently been fixed.

http://universitycenter.cua.edu/students/studentorgs/listoforgs.cfm

Here are a few of the student organizations, together with their purposes, classifications, and affiliations. Note that "political" is a legitimate classification, although "special interest" seems to be used for issue oriented groups, too. Note also that National affiliation is allowed.

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AFRICAN STUDENTS ORGANIZATION:

Purpose: To educate the CUA community about Africa.

Classification: Cultural/Ethnic, Social

Affiliations:

Active Members: 1-25

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BLACK ORGANIZATION OF STUDENTS AT THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA:

Purpose: To promote conscious cultural awareness and foster community.

Classification: Cultural/Ethnic, Social, Special Interest

Affiliations: Local

Active Members: 1-25

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MINORITY VOICES:

Purpose: Bring Unity and foster diversity among Minority Organizations at Catholic University of America.

Classification: Community Service, Cultural/Ethnic, Social, Special Interest

Affiliations:

Active Members: 100+

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL:

Purpose: To educate students and faculty on human rights and Amnesty's active role in protecting them.

Classification: Special Interest

Affiliations: International

Active Members: 1-25

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COLLEGE DEMOCRATS:

Our Purpose: A student driven action network dedicated to promoting democratic values and providing a voice to students using grassroots methods. College Democrats of Catholic University also prides itself on providing the best opportunities for students to flourish in the DC Political community. It aims to elect Democrats, train and engage new generations of progressive activists, and shape the Democratic Party with voices from America's youth.

Classification: Political, Pre-professional

Affiliations: National

Active Members: 51-100

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COLLEGE REPUBLICANS:

Our Purpose: To attend and organize conservative events (speakers, etc.), to support Republican candidates, and to secure internships for our members.

Classification: Political, Social, Special Interest

Affiliations: National

Active Members: 100+

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STUDENTS FOR LIFE:

Our Purpose: The purpose of this organization shall be to live and promote the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, specifically regarding the sactity of all human life.

Classification: Special Interest

Affiliations:

Active Members: 100+

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