ALANA Student Center

ALANA Student Center

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.  Club Advisor: Devonya Havis, PhD; Graduate Advisor: Bennie Williams MS '13 

For more information, call (716) 888-5291


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.

For more information, contact Club Advisor, David Devereux, PhD at (716) 888-2763.


Canisius College 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.  Club Advisor: Albertha Kelley

For more information, call (716) 888-5392


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. Club Advisor: Shana Williams

For more information, 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. Club Advisor: M. Fernanda Astiz, PhD and Sierra Rapone.

For more information, call (716) 888-5233


Native American Circle

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

If you are interested in rejuvenating the Native American Circle, call Club Advisor, Keith Burich, PhD at (716) 888-3284


Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. is Canisius College's first predominantly black Greek-lettter 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: Hon. A. Langston Taylor, Hon. Leonard F. Morse, and Hon. Charles I. Brown, wanted to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would truly exemplify the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship, and service.

For more information, contact Club Advisors Elizabeth Caffee at (716) 888-3281 and Diedre Debose at (716) 888-2575.