Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Epsilon Eta Chapter
In 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority became America's first Greek-letter organization established by Black college women. Her roots date back to Howard University, Washington, D.C., where the idea for formation was conceived by Ethel Hedgeman Lyle of St. Louis, Missouri. Alpha Kappa Alpha is a sisterhood composed of women who have consciously chosen this affiliation as a means of self-fulfillment through volunteer service. Alpha Kappa Alpha cultivates and encourages high scholastic and ethical standards; promotes unity and friendship among college women; alleviates problems concerning girls and women; maintains a progressive interest in college life; and serves all mankind through a nucleus of more than 170,000 women in the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa.
Colors: Salmon Pink and Apple Green
Motto: "By Merit and By Culture"
National Web site: www.aka1908.com
Epsilon Kappa Chapter
Since its founding on December 4, 1906, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has supplied voice and vision to the struggle of African-Americans and people of color around the world.
Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York by seven college men who recognized the need for a strong bond of Brotherhood among African descendants in this country.
Alpha Phi Alpha chapters were developed at other colleges and universities, many of them historically black institutions, soon after the founding at Cornell. While continuing to stress academic excellence among its members, Alpha also recognized the need to help correct the educational, economic, political, and social injustices faced by African-Americans.
Alpha Phi Alpha has long stood at the forefront of the African-American community's fight for civil rights through leaders such as: W.E.B. DuBois, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Edward Brooke, Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Andrew Young, William Gray, Paul Robeson, and many others.
Colors: Black and Old Gold
Motto: "First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All."
National Web site: www.alphaphialpha.net
Asian American Association (AAA)
Newly founded in 2012, the Asian American Association has been responsible for providing a supportive community for students of Asian decent. Additionally, AAA has created a host of creative programs that are designed to share the history and heritage of the Asian culture. From community service to collaboration with other student organizations, AAA has made a tremendous impact on the Bradley community that they are extremely proud of. This group is open to all Bradley students.
ALAS assembles the growing community of Latino students under a common goal: to provide academic, cultural, and social activities for the benefit of the Bradley and Peoria community. The organization desires to share their cultural heritage as a means of establishing cross cultural communication between various cultures. By sponsoring programs, activities and speakers, the rich Latino heritage becomes an added ingredient to the diverse environment at Bradley University.
Local Web site: http://alasbradley.wix.com/home
Black Student Alliance (BSA)
BSA is dedicated to promoting a healthy and enjoyable social and academic atmosphere for students at Bradley. The organization sponsors events that are cultural, educational, and entertaining. Ultimately, the organization strives to develop leadership skills in African American students through their participation in various campus activities, organizations, and civic projects. Exploring the culturally rich heritage of African Americans and sharing its wealth with the entire community, is the main goal.
Local Website: http://bsa4bu.bravehost.com/
Bradley University Gospel Choir
This social group is composed of students who enjoy singing gospel music. Founded in 1972 by Kenneth and Vanessa Ward, the choir performs numerous concerts and programs throughout the school year. Major concerts are held during the fall and spring semesters, as well as an annual gospel music workshop featuring a nationally known gospel artist.
Local Website: http://www.bradley.edu/campusorg/bugc/
Common Ground provides a supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere in which gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, heterosexual or questioning people, as well as their relatives or friends may explore and discuss the issues facing their lives. Common Ground also offers speakers bureau services, brings speakers to campus, and provides confidential, anonymous, private meetings. All calls made to Common Ground are kept confidential.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Theta Epsilon Chapter
At the inception of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in 1913 at Howard University, the 22 founders envisioned an organization of college women pledged to serious endeavor and community service. The youthful students demonstrated a vital concern for social welfare, academic excellence, cultural enrichment and de-emphasized the social side of sorority life. Their ideas of scholarship and service have withstood the test of time; and today Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a public service sorority dedicated to a program of sharing membership skills and organizational services in the public interest.
Colors: Crimson and Cream
Motto: "Intelligence is the Torch of Wisdom"
National Web site: www.deltasigmatheta.org
Indian Student Association
The Indian Students Association is a non-profit organization for all the students from India. Our objectives are to promote service and leadership opportunities. We know how tough it is to travel to a totally new country, thousands of miles away from home and settle down into a student’s life here. Our aim is to help new students with the educational and social issues that they may face at Bradley and be the Indian link for them. Student-student and student-community interactions are also highly encouraged.
Local Web site: www.bradley.edu/campusorg/isa
Kappa Alpha Psi
Kappa Alpha Psi was founded on the campus of Indiana University on January 5, 1911. The Fraternity's fundamental purpose is achievement.
Early in this century, African-American students were actively dissuaded from attending college. Formidable obstacles were erected to prevent the few who were enrolled from assimilating into co-curricular campus life. This ostracism characterized Indiana University in 1911, thus causing Elder W. Diggs, Byron K. Armstrong, and eight other black students to form Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, which remains the only Greek letter organization with its 1st Chapter on the University's campus.
The founders sought a formula that would immediately raise the sights of black collegians and stimulate them to accomplishments higher than they might have imagined.
Fashioning achievement as it's purpose, Kappa Alpha Psi began uniting college men of culture, patriotism and honor in a bond of fraternity.
National Website: http://www.kappaalphapsi1911.com/
Multicultural Student Council (MSC)
This council is composed of student leaders representing minority and international student organizations. The council meets regularly to share information, plan and coordinate collaborative projects, discuss issues affecting minority and international students, and make recommendations to administrators.
Muslim Student Association
Bradley University Muslim Student Association consists of a group of students both undergraduate and graduate, and community members. The group has two main focuses: to serve Muslims on campus and to promote awareness of issues related to Islam. Our MSA tries to provide a means by which Muslim students maintain and increase their faith in a college environment; it is also a tool by which non-Muslims on campus may learn about Islam and its beauty.
Local Web site: www.bradley.edu/campusorg/msa
NAACP - Bradley University Chapter
The Bradley University Chapter of the NAACP assists in fulfilling the goals of the national organization in providing advocacy to people of color. The organization is active in areas of voter education and registration, community development, and the furtherance of equal employment and educational opportunities. Lectures, workshops, and various other programs are sponsored throughout the year. Membership is open to all Bradley students.
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
NPHC is the umbrella organization for the nine historically African-American Greek organizations. It aims to 1.) Promote unity among member fraternities and sororities, 2.) Assist students and organizations in attaining their educational and cultural objectives and 3.) To set standards and implementation guidelines for affiliate organizations in the areas of intake, civic, and social activities.
National Web site: www.nphchq.org
National Society Of Black Engineers (NSBE)
NSBE is a student-based organization dedicated to increasing African-American and other ethnic minority participation in the fields of engineering and engineering technology at all academic levels.
National Web site: http://www.nsbe.org
Organization Of Arab Students
This is a social organization whose purpose is, first and foremost, to provide a link between Arab students at Bradley and to project a good image of Arab culture and tradition to other students. Lectures, social activities and athletic contests are offered. The OAS is your Arabic home away from home.
Local Web site: www.bradley.edu/campusorg/oas
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.
Zeta Mu Chapter
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C., January 9, 1914, by three young African-American male students. The founders, Honorable A. Langston Taylor, Honorable Leonard F. Morse, and Honorable Charles I. Brown, wanted to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would truly exemplify the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship, and service.
Colors: Royal Blue and Pure White
Motto: "Culture For Service and Service For Humanity"
National Web site: http://www.pbs1914.org/
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Zeta Phi Chapter
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was organized on November 12, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana by seven young educators: Mary Lou Allison Little, Dorothy Hanley Whiteside, Vivian White Marbury, Nannie Mae Gahn Johnson, Hattie Mae Dulin Redford, Bessie M. Downey Martin and Cubena McClure. The group became an incorporated national collegiate sorority on December 30, 1929, when a charter was granted to Alpha chapter at Butler University.
Colors: Royal Blue and Gold
Motto: "Greater Service, Greater Progress"
National Web site: http://www.sgrho1922.org/
Tunnel Of Oppression
The Tunnel of Oppression program which was presented to Bradley University in April of 2005, is a program designed to improve awareness of social injustices in society. This awareness is provided through a tour guided collection of skits designed and crafted by the students. This action oriented organization works to bring this, and other eye opening events, programs and services to the Bradley University and Peoria communities.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Phi Delta Chapter
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was organized at Howard University on January 16, 1920, as a result of encouragement given by the five founders and by Charles Taylor and Langston Taylor (members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.). Thus, Zetas and Sigmas are the first and only official Greek letter sister and brother organizations. Our founding principles are: Finer Womanhood, Scholarship, Service, and Sisterly Love. Zeta Phi Beta was the first Greek letter sorority organized in Africa. More than 500 collegiate and graduate chapters are divided into nine regions in the United States, Africa (Sierra Leone, Nigeria), the Bahamas, Alaska (Anchorage), Germany (Darmstadt), and St. Croix.
Colors: Royal Blue and Pure White
Motto: "A Community Conscious, Action Oriented Organization"
National Web site: www.zphib1920.org