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About the ALANA Center

The ALANA Center provides a myriad of resources and to support students of color and programs that foster cultural, social, academic and creative expressions. The center offers opportunities for leadership development, intra-cultural and cross-cultural dialogues, lectures and opportunities to engage with faculty and administrators across campus. A comfortable and affirming gathering space is also provided for ALANA-affiliated student organizations.

The student organizations housed at the ALANA Center include:

African Students' Union
Asian Students' Alliance
Black Students' Union
Caribbean Students' Alliance
Chinese Students’ Community
Council of Black Seniors
Middle East/North African Students’ Collective
Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlan
Multi-Racial/Biracial Students’ Alliance
Native American & Indigenous Students' Alliance
Poder Latinx
South Asian Students Alliance
Southeast Asian Students' Alliance
Vassar Muslim Student Union

The director of the ALANA Center meets with students for personal, academic, and general advising and works with students of color on educational, social and cultural programming. The director also provides support to ALANA identifying student organizations and is available to meet with student leaders. The ALANA Center’s success is the result of the efforts ten student interns, an administrative assistant, a post-baccalaureate fellow, and you! Join us!

To schedule an appointment, to learn more about the ALANA Center and its resources or to talk about an advisement matter, students are encouraged to visit the administrative office located in the ALANA Center or call (845) 437-5954.