Student Organizations

The Department of Modern Language Studies boasts several successful student organizations that students have the opportunity to become a part of. The clubs and their brief descriptions can be found below:

GSO, German Students Organization

The German Students Organization (GSO), welcomes anyone with interest in German, Austrian and Swiss language and culture. No language experience is required to join. You can learn or practice your German skills with us at our unique cultural events!

CSSAKU, Chinese Students and Scholars Association

CSSAKU is the organization of students, faculty and staff who are from China originally or who are interested in Asian cultures at Kutztown University. The purpose of this organization is to promote the multiculturalism on campus and strengthen the understanding and friendship between people of different cultural origins and backgrounds. For more information, please contact faculty advisors Prof. Yishen Lai

*Meetings held in Old Main or by Zoom a few times per semester

Lunar New Year and Lantern Festival, Rohrbach Library, KU, Feb. 2020

Rohrbach Library decorated in celebration of Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year and Lantern Festival Celebration, KU, Feb. 10, 2020.

Charles Klages (in jacket)

Lunar New Year and Lantern Festival Celebration, KU, Feb. 15, 2022

Logan Oxenreider

Lunar New Year and Lantern Festival Celebration, KU, Feb. 15, 2022

Lantern Festival Celebration in the MSU large group room

Lunar New Year and Lantern Festival Celebration, KU, Feb. 15, 2022

(Left to right) Logan Oxenreider, Samantha Lundholm, Kenneth Au, Yishen Lai, Jiajun Yang, Sue Kong

Lunar New Year and Lantern Festival Celebration, KU, Feb. 15, 2022.

Lunar New Year cards

Chinese Culture Presentation at Oley Valley High School, Mar. 31, 2022.

(Left to Right) Logan Oxenreider, Samantha Lundholm, Kenneth Au

Chinese Culture Presentation at Oley Valley High School, Mar. 31, 2022.

(Left to right) Logan Oxenreider, Samantha Lundholm, Kenneth Au

International Students Festival, April 17, 2019

(Left to right) Celine Santoro, Anastasia Anna Gill, Santana Outlaw, Allison Crumling, Nassir Grigsby, and Michael Moore;

International Students Festival, April 17, 2019

(Left to right) Charles Klages, Cristian Liz, Shar Thalei Nyinyi, and Allison Crumling

International Students Festival, April 17, 2019

(Left to right) Nathaniel Harris, Charles Klages, Cristian Liz, Williams Bangre, James Potts, and Matthew Heffner

Lunar New Year and Lantern Festival Celebration, KU, Feb. 11, 2019

(Left to right) Kendra O'Malley (NOT SURE), Celine Santoro, Aaron Lau, Petritsa Chatzitziva, and Kahlan Tripp

Lunar New Year and Lantern Festival, Rohrbach Library, KU, Feb. 2020

Kendra O'Malley (NOT SURE)

Lunar New Year and Lantern Festival Celebration, KU, Feb. 26, 2018

(Left to right) Miguel Lavarro, Sasha-Lee Hayward, and Shiyi Ding

Exhibit and Philadelphia Chinatown Day, Feb. 24, 2018

(Left to right) Petritsa Chatzitziva, Sasha-Lee Hayward, and Miguel Lavarro; Terracotta Warriors

Rohrbach Library decorated with red lanterns and lunar New Year decorations hanging from the ceiling
On-stage musical performance by Charles Klages with a young assistant, both holding drumsticks and standing on either side of a large drum
Masked male student walking through the doorway to a large meeting room with lunar New Year decorations
Masked students attend a celebration in the MSU large meeting room, with tables of refreshments and red and yellow balloons around the room
Students and advisors wearing masks and standing in front of the decorated large group room in the MSU
Lunar new year cards laid out on a red-clothed table
The students smiling outside the front entrance of Oley Valley High School and smiling at the camera
Students presenting in a full High School library next to a projection screen with a slide that says "thank you" in English and Chinese
Group of students smiling in front of a wall decorated with the flags of various countries
Students practicing Chinese calligraphy at a craft table next to a student wearing a red dragon mask
Group of students smiling next to a gold and red Papier-mâché bearded dragon mascot
Lunar new year participants smiling, with two students in the middle wearing gold celebratory clothes
Female presenter pointing with a large stick toward a projection screen with a slide that says "Traditional Chinese lion dance" in English and Chinese
Three students on stage, speaking into a microphone and standing in front of a projection screen with a slide that says "2018 Lunar New Year" in English and Chinese
Two students and faculty advisor smiling and standing in front of a Philadelphia Chinatown street

OLA, Organization for Latino Awareness

OLA, Organization for Latino Awareness is a great place to meet other students who share an interest in Spanish Language and Hispanic culture!

We meet regularly throughout the semester to plan activities on campus which promote Hispanic culture, and to organize social events with a Hispanic theme, such as Conversacion y Comida, trips to N.Y.C. to see plays performed in Spanish, or dinners to local Hispanic restaurants. We also teach an after-school Spanish program to local children!

Please stop by our bulletin board outside the LRC (DF109) to check out meeting dates and times. If you have any questions about involvement in the organization, please contact faculty advisors Dr. Núñez (nunez@kutztown.edu).

SDP, Sigma Delta Pi Honors Society

The National Collegiate Hispanic Honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence while providing leadership experience. It is the only honor society devoted exclusively to students of Spanish in four-year colleges and universities. It is also the largest foreign-language honor society in existence. The society is proud to sponsor a local chapter, UPSILON CHI, here at Kutztown University. You can also contact the faculty advisor of our local chapter here at KU: Dr. Christine Coleman Nunez.

*Monthly meetings held on the second Tuesday of the month with OLA
* Initiation in the Spring Semester