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The Center

  • Multipurpose Community Room
  • Conference Room
  • Kitchen
  • Organizational Office Space

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.

Students can drop in to speak with the director every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 2:30 or Fridays from 10 to 11:30. If these times, conflict with your schedule, an alternative time can be arranged.

Affiliated Student Organizations

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.

  • African Students Union (ASU)
  • Asian Students Alliance (ASA)
  • Black Students Union (BSU)
  • Caribbean Students Alliance (CSA)
  • Council of Black Seniors (CBS)
  • Middle Eastern Students' Collective (MESC)
  • Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlan (MEChA)
  • Multi-Racial/Biracial Students’ Alliance (MBSA)
  • Native American & Indigenous Student Alliance (NAISA)
  • Poder Latino (PL)
  • South Asian Students Alliance (SASA)
  • Southeast Asian Students' Alliance (SEASA)
  • Vassar Muslim Student Union (VMSU)

Other Resources ALANA Has to Offer

  • Magazines (i.e. Savoy, Latina, Inside Asian America)
  • Periodicals (i.e. New Amsterdam News, Hudson Valley Press)
  • Academic Support
  • Career Development and Fellowship Information
  • Alumni Networking
  • Leadership Training and Support
  • Peer Education
  • Peer Mentoring
  • High School Mentoring Program
  • Ties to the Poughkeepsie Community
  • Television/DVD and VCR
  • Study Breaks
  • Artistic Space and Support
  • VSA List of Student Organizations