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Student Advisement

The director meets with students to discuss and offer support on any personal, academic and/or general college life matter. The director can also assist student leaders in event planning and implementation.

A wide variety of student organizations, that share common ALANA goals, utilize the center as a base to plan, develop and implement, educational, social and cultural events. Some of these events are held at the ALANA Center and others at other campus venues. These organizations, in a comfortable and affirming environment, meet to engage in intra-cultural and cross-cultural dialogues during weekly general body meetings.

Affiliated Student Organizations

  • ALANA Senior Council (formerly the Council of Black Seniors)
  • African Students' Union
  • Asian Students Alliance (ASA)
  • Black Students' Union
  • Caribbean Students' Alliance
  • Chinese Students’ Community
  • Middle East/North African Students’ Collective
  • Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlan (MEChA)
  • Multi-Racial/Biracial Students’ Alliance
  • Native American & Indigenous Students' Alliance
  • Poder Latino (PL)
  • South Asian Students Alliance
  • Southeast Asian Students' Alliance
  • Vassar Muslim Student Union

Other Resources ALANA Has to Offer

  • Academic Support
  • Career Development and Advising
  • Leadership Training and Support
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Ties to the Poughkeepsie Community
  • Study Breaks
  • Artistic Space and Support