Ethnic and Cultural organizations are groups devoted to or focused on various ethnic or racial groups within Davis. Following each section is a very brief and general statement to help visitors understand the scope and background of each grouping. Please visit each individual page for a more specific description of each organization's scope and background.
Also please keep in mind that Davis is a small but diverse community; though we may have no Inupiaq groups or Rroma meetings, we do enjoy the diversity offered by people who come from these background. We would encourage you to use the information on this page to borrow facilities in which you might meet.
- International House
- Mixed Student Union — (Student Org) - celebrates diversity in all forms including: racial, ethnic, cultural, transnational, religion
- APCW - Asian Pacific Culture Week
- APILP - Asian Pacific Islander Leadership Program
- APIQ - Asian/Pacific Islander Queers
- Asian American Studies — UC Davis program
- Southeast Asians Furthering Education
- Asian American Association — (Student Org) - promoting cultural awareness through social events AAA — (Student Org)
- Burmese Student Association — (Student Org) - promoting Burmese culture and informing students of current events regarding Myanmar (Burma) Visit BSA on Facebook
- [Chinese Dance and Arts Club] — (Student Org) - student performing group; Chinese cultural and classical performing arts . /group.php?gid=2212705607 Visit CDAC on Facebook — (Student Org)
- Filipino Association for Health Careers — (Student Org)
- Filipinos in Liberal Arts and Humanities — (Student Org)
- Pilipino Americans in Science and Engineering — (Student Org)
- Mga Kapatid — (Student Org) - Pilipino American student organization
- Bakuhatsu Taiko Dan — (Student Org) - student performing group; Japanese cultural drumming http://www.bakuhatsutaikodan.org — (Student Org)
- Awaaz - A South Asian Progressive Magazine that is a part of AS Papers
- IST — (Student Org) - a magazine focusing on current events and trends in art, music and culture throughout the Indian diaspora
- African Americans and Africans Cultivating Education
- African Diaspora House (likely to disappear soon)
- Black Engineers Association, UC Davis chapter
- Black Family Week
- UC Davis African American Faculty and Staff Association
- Armenian Students Association — (Student Org) - Armenian Undergraduate, Graduate, and Professional School students
- English Country Dancers
- Hellenic Club
- MESALSA — (Student Org) - Middle Eastern & South Asian Law Students' Association at King Hall — (Student Org), the UC Davis School of Law
Native Americans are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. Native Hawaiians (also known as Kanaka Māoli and Kanaka ʻOiwi) and various other Pacific Islander American peoples can also be considered Native American, but it is not common usually due to their different historical origin (i.e. Polynesian).
- D-Q University — A local university oriented toward Native American students
Mixed Race is a term used by people who wish to acknowledge their mixed race heritage. The term mixed race is used as opposed to biracial because people may be more than two races. Multiethnic is a term to acknowledge the mixed culture and history they have grown up with. Multiethnic can also be used by people who grow up as one race but identifies with another race's culture (such as a White person who identifies with Hip Hop or Mexican culture).
Currently at UCD, students are allowed to check all of the races they identify with. BUT when the university inputs this info into their system, the student's race with least representation at the school is marked as their only race.