ALANA Organizations

ALANA students can choose to become active in a number of clubs and organizations depending upon their interests.  These include:

Afro American Society

The Afro American Society supports its members by informally presenting academic seminars and workshops and coordinating cultural events for such occasions as African American History Month. An annual student awards ceremony and a variety of other activities are organized during the fall and spring semesters. 

For more information, call 716.888.2787.

Asian American Society

The purpose of the Asian American Society is to expose Canisius students to the cultures of the East: China, Japan, Russia and other Asian Countries. Members of the Society conduct functions such as sponsoring guest speakers and hosting cultural events observing Asian holidays and celebrations.

The Asian American Society is currently inactive. If you are interested in rejuvenating the Society of Asian Students, call ASC at 716.888.2787.

Canisius University Gospel Ensemble

The ensemble provides fall and spring choral performances for the College and the Western New York community. These performances reflect traditional and contemporary compositions of the African American experience.  

For more information, call 716.888.2787.

G-Squad (Griffin Step Team)

The Step Team (G-Squad) provides an opportunity for those interested in step and dance. The G-Squad presents different forms of step-dancing for the school and community at various events.

The G-Squad is currently inactive. If you are interested in rejuvenating the G-Squad, call ASC at 716.888.2787.

L.A.S.A.F. (Latin American Students and Friends)

The purpose of L.A.S.A.F. is to promote the culture and language of Hispanic countries around the world. The club coordinates events such as Fiesta Latina, Taco and Sangria Night, annual club dinners, ethnic conferences, speaker series, and holiday events. 

For more information, call 716.888.2787.

Native American Circle

The Native American Circle was formed in 1991. "The Native American Circle was created to give Canisius University students the opportunity to learn and explore indigenous peoples, not only from North America, but the world."

The Native American Circle is currently inactive. If you are interested in rejuvenating the Native American Circle, call ASC at 716.888.2787.

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. is Canisius University's first predominantly Black Greek-letter organization to be recognized on campus. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity was founded at Howard University in Washington, DC on January 9, 1914 by three young African-American male students. The founders wanted to organize a Greek-letter fraternity that would truly exemplify the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship, and service.

The Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity is currently inactive. If you are interested in rejuvenating the fraternity, call ASC at 716.888.2787.