alpha Kappa Delta Phi (aKDPhi)
alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Inc. fosters the making of successful leaders by assisting and challenging our members to reach their maximum potential. We strive to maintain the highest levels of integrity and innovation in the promotion of sisterhood, philanthropy, scholastic excellence, and Asian-Awareness in the community while creating lifelong relationships.
President: Juliann Zheng
VP Internal: Rei Fujita
VP External: Lisa He-Wu
VP Programming: Jenny Wang
VP Finance: Michelle Lu
VP Finance (shadow): Nancy Liu
VP New Member Educator: Shirley Dong
Parliamentarian: Yui Shimokobe
Asian Pacific American Nursing Student Association (APANSA)
Founded in 2011, the Asian Pacific American Nursing Student Association (APANSA) exists to explore and resolve the unique challenges, obstacles, and responsibilities specific to Asian Pacific American (APA) nursing students, nurses and the communities in which they came from.
President: Isabel Li
Vice President: Andre AJ Angelia
Financial Chair: Karen Liao
Communications Chair: Selena Huang
Marketing Chair: Christine Oliva
Programming Chair: Heidi Chiu
Freshman Liaison (Fall 2017): Anjelique Agudo
Freshman Liaison (Fall 2017): Jamie Chung
Chinese Student Association (CSA)
Penn CSA was founded in 1907. Today, the Chinese Students’ Association is an organization that strives to meet the cultural needs of the Penn community as a social, cultural, and political group. We have several big events per semester as well as smaller family group events in order to foster a community among the Chinese, Chinese-American, and just plain human students of the University of Pennsylvania.
President: Jing Jing Zeng
Vice President: Austin Luong
Vice President: Kristie Hong
Secretary: Joyce Li
Treasurer: Jennifer Zhang
Cultural Chair: Alex Shi
Cultural Chair: Howard Li
Member Relations Chair: Emily Chen
Member Relations Chair: Angela Yang
Special Events Chair: Sammy Xu
Special Events Chair: Mindy Wang
Marketing/Design Chair: Helen Liu
Associate: Grant Cho
Associate: Vivian Luong
Freshman Liaison: Lark Yan
Freshman Liaison: Tippy Pei
Club Singapore (ClubSG)
Club Singapore is the representative body of the Singaporean student community at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Singaporean community at Penn is comprised of a diverse mix of undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral students and exchange students from Singapore. Membership currently stands at about 80.
Club Singapore serves two purposes at Penn – to provide a “home away from home” for Singaporeans, and to educate the university’s general population about the “little red dot” that is Singapore. The executive committee consists of 6 undergraduate Singaporeans.
Co-President: Judy Hong
Co-President: Vivek Kai Wen
VP Finance: Satya Prafful
Hong Kong Student Association (HKSA)
The Hong Kong Students Association (HKSA) is an student organization at the University of Pennsylvania that hopes to share what makes Hong Kong so special to the Penn community. HKSA celebrates the unique culture of Asia’s most dynamic city, and welcomes any and all Penn students from all backgrounds! Join us for dim sum trips, karaoke, internship panels, alumni networking and more.
President: Jonathan Ho
VP: Tony Xiao
Treasurer: Jennifer Qiu
Communications: Connie Chan
Marketing: Natasha Cheung
Freshmen Representative: Valerie Hung
Freshmen Representative: Juliana Choi
Freshmen Representative: Sharon Chan
Freshmen Representative: Joyee Au Yeung
If you’re interested in Japanese culture or just want to have a good time, get to know us!
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Co-President: Rebecca Li
Co-President: Keiko Turecamo
VP External: Morgan Thweatt
VP External: Yui Shimokobe
VP Finance: Andy Chen
VP Marketing: Nadia Park
VP Internal: Brock Sevilla
VP Operations: Brian Chirikjian
External Social Chair: Nyazia Bey
External Social Chair: Luisa Healey
Internal Social Chair: Miyu Ono
Internal Social Chair: Kengo Shigeta
Marketing Chair: Daniel Kargilis
Treasurer: John Koga
Korean Student Association (KSA)
The Korean Student Association consists primarily of Korean and Korean-American students whose goal is to promote the education and enrichment of its members and the university community with aspects of the Korean culture. The club and its activities are open to any and all who are interested in the Korean-American community and Korean culture.
President: Joan Lim
Vice President: Cat Park
Treasurer: Ryan Kim
Culture Show Chair: Claire Yu
Culture Show Chair: Faith Cho
Internal Affairs Chair: Hannah Cho
External Affairs: Sarah Kim
Communications Chair: Grace Lee
Secretary: Grace Kim
External Affairs: Jennifer Lee
Internal Affairs Chair: Karen Kim
Social Chair: James Kwon
For anyone who is related to the University of Pennsylvania and “Penn” Thai!
-Promote international understanding of the Thai heritage and friendship with Thai people through intellectual, cultural, and social activities among members and the university community.
-Provide a close-knit community for Thai students and others who are interested in Thai culture.
-Enhance interactions among Thai students at the University of Pennsylvania, along with strengthening relationships with Thai student groups at other universities.
-Establish a strong alumni network which would provide mentorship for current and prospective Thai students at the university.
President: Nouri Alothman
VP External (APSC Rep): Kengo Shigeta
VP Internal: Kate Wattanavekin
VP Finance: Pip Srivikorn
Underclassmen Representative: Gund Jungsanguanpornsuk
Penn Hawaii Club (PHC)
Bringing the Aloha Spirit to UPenn. All are welcome!
President: Jordan Lee
Co-Vice President: Shaylin Marn
Co-Vice President: Kaliko Zabala-Moore
Chair of Internal Affairs: Ethan Ng Pack
Chair of External Affairs: Chris Mok
Treasurer: Nick Lee
Lu'au Chair: Alexander Simafranca
Lu'au Chair: Shae Chambers
Marketing Chair: Ericka Lu
Penn Philippine Association (PPA)
The Penn Philippine Association (PPA) serves to promote the awareness and appreciation of the Philippine culture here at Penn through cultural dance performances, potlucks, karaoke, discussion forums and most importantly, spending quality time with each other. Every spring, we also hold our major Filipino cultural show and festival, Barrio Fiesta. We are an active support network open to all Penn students and faculty interested in the country’s culture and heritage.
President: Gino Bermudez
Executive Vice President: Rom Villarica
VP of External Relations: Jules Almazar
VP of Communications: Suzan Kim
Director of Finance: Zhangyi Fan
Director of Community Outreach: Cheska Romero
Co-Director of Social Programming: Czarina Lokin
Co-Director of Social Programming: Michael Singson
Director of Public Relations: Samantha Abello
Historian/Director of Alumni Relations: Anjelique Agudo
Freshman Liaison (2017-2018): Joey Panganiban
Freshman Liaison (2018-2019): TBD
Penn Pakistan Society (PPS)
PPS is a student organization that aims at bringing together people of Pakistani origin as well as other members of the Penn community interested in Pakistan and its culture. PPS provides a platform to discuss issues related to Pakistan and arranges socio-political debates to address the same. The society organizes musical, cultural, recreational and academic events so as to ensure a vibrant Pakistani community at Penn. It does so with the objective of promoting the identity of Pakistan.
President: Shanzeh Haque
Executive Vice President: Fazle Husain
Vice President of External Affairs(APSC Rep): Noor Shaikh
Vice President of Internal Affairs: Zarnab Chaudhry
Vice President of Finance: Shehryar Khursheed
Vice President of Social Programming: Moiz Jehangir
Vice President of Communications: Khizrah Naveed
Penn Taiwanese Society (PTS)
Penn Taiwanese Society works to provide a network and community for Penn students who are interested in Taiwanese affairs. We regularly hold events to foster cultural enrichment for both PTS members and the greater Penn community. Examples include family group outings, bubble tea socials, educational workshops, food nights, study breaks, dim sum trips, karaoke, and our annual cultural show. PTS also strives to hold strong relationships with other APA organizations on campus with the goal of promoting unity at Penn. Through ITASA leadership retreats, national conferences, and collaborative events, we aspire to reach out beyond our campus and cultivate friendships and connections with other Taiwanese organizations. PTS is committed to bringing the best cultural experience for all those interested.
President: Sean Na
President: William Li
Co-Programming Logistics VP: Rachel Lee
Co-Programming Marketing VP: Hanwen Yang
Financial VP: Alvin Tsuei
Cultural VP: Paul Lin
External VP: Fiona Tsai
Internal VP: Jennifer Yen
Social Chair: Carol Li
Social Chair: Grace Zhou
Marketing Chair: Qingyuan Peng
External/Financial Chair: Karen Yen
Internal Chair: Danielle Lo
Cultural Creative Chair: Fiorentina Huang
Cultural Creative Chair: Christopher Chien
Cultural Logistics Chair: Harrison Chen
Penn Queer & Asian (Q&A)
Penn Q&A is a community dedicated to providing a safe space for support and empowerment, as well as to meet the needs of queer and Asian individuals.
President: Malini Rao
External Chair: Cheska Romero
External Chair: Anders Zhou
Internal Chair: Michael Chen
Treasurer: Cathy Zhang
Media Chair: Janine Lu
General Board Member: Melinda Wang
Sangam is an Asian-American community discussion group. The mission of Sangam is to promote discussion on social, political and cultural issues pertaining to the Pan-Asian community.
We hold monthly Chai Chat discussions (with free chai and samosas!) on a variety of issues; past topics include representation of Asians in the media, interracial dating, perceptions of beauty, and Asian stereotypes.
We aim to serve as an outlet for conversation and a resource for proactive solutions. Often our topics are relevant to the broader minority community. Sangam is open to anyone who is interested in discussing these issues and to those who want to engender dialogue and awareness.
President: Howard Yuan
Vice President: Rudmila Rashid
External Co-Chair: Benjamin Oh
External Co-Chair: Katherine Hsu
Special Events Co-Chair: Chelsea Lin
Special Events Co-Chair: Alicia Jen
Finance Chair: Grant Cho
Publicity Chair: Melisa Lee
South Asian Society (SAS)
The South Asia Society (SAS) is a student organization dedicated to promoting cultural unity and awareness among its members and the University of Pennsylvania community. Penn has always fostered a thriving and enterprising South Asian community, and along with other campus South Asian organizations, SAS has many opportunities to reach out to Penn students and faculty.
Specifically, SAS’ goals are:
·To increase awareness of and educate the Penn community about South Asian culture and heritage.
·To create an environment in which students are encouraged to explore and experience South Asian culture.
·To increase awareness among, educate, and mobilize students in order to address pertinent issues that face the entire South Asian community, the South Asian collegiate community in America and the Penn South Asian community.
·To encourage social interaction between South Asian students.
·To facilitate the adjustment process for incoming South Asian students at Penn.
·To enhance student-faculty relations.
So how exactly does SAS accomplish these goals?
Through cultural shows, political forums, community service activities, social activities, and a whole host of other cultural events. SAS sponsors a host of events geared toward fulfilling the above goals.
President: Divya Rao
VP Internal: Sonia Gandhi
VP External: Sai Bandi
VP Finance: Rahul Rai
VP Marketing: Shaunak Kulkarni
Cultural Chair: Vashvi Shah
Social Chair: Hari Kumar
Political Chair: Santoshi Kandula
Constituent Chair: Suhita Kodali
Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)
SASE (Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers) supports Asian scientists/engineers through professional development, get-togethers, and lots of boba.
President: Varun Jain
Internal Chair: Kevin Zheng
External Chair: Alicia Jen
Social Chair: Nick Ng
Marketing Chair: Jennifer Yen
Finance Chair: Tiffany Tsang
Sigma Beta Rho (SBP)
Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity was established at the University of Pennsylvania to instill leadership qualities in campus men, organize and motivate UPenn men to provide service to our society, and to raise cultural awareness on our campus. Sigma Beta Rho was founded to embody the ideals of Society, Brotherhood, and Remembrance among its members.
Sigma Beta Rho empowers its members to be leaders in the Greek community at the University of Pennsylvania and in our society. Because our community and society has been so generous in harboring our brotherhood and ideals, we have done our part as a brotherhood to give back to our community through our various community service and philanthropic efforts. We have worked with organizations such as the Children International and S.O.S. Children’s Villages USA, and Save the Music Foundation to offer our brothers, as well as the rest of our community, an opportunity of serve society.
Sigma Psi Zeta (SYZ)
Sigma Psi Zeta is a multicultural, Asian-interest Greek organization. We are a cultural, social, educational, and community service-oriented sorority, the first Greek-lettered sorority of its kind to be established on the East Coast. Today, it is one of the largest and most distinguished Asian-interest sororities in the nation, and it is the first officially recognized Asian-interest sorority at Penn.
At Penn, the sisters of Sigma Psi Zeta strive to create a network for strong, ambitious women and promote professional, educational, and individual development. Since our chapter’s establishment, we have made our presence felt through our participation and leadership in a wide range of campus organizations and activities, as well as our determination and desire to promote the ideals of Sigma Psi Zeta. Our abilities and strengths are reinforced by the bonds of sisterhood, and together, we work to achieve our individual and collective goals.
President: Cindy Fan
Executive Vice President: Nora Tan
VP External Affairs: Nicole Seah
VP Internal Affairs: Ivory Su
VP Programming: Valerie Hung
Program Educator: Kara Hu
Program Educator Assistant: Christina Bae
Vietnamese Student Association (VSA)
The Penn Vietnamese Students’ Association strives to promote awareness about Vietnamese and Vietnamese-American culture through community service, cultural performances, and social events. VSA is also dedicated to being an active participant in both the Penn and local Philadelphia communities as well as being a place for Vietnamese students and those interested in Vietnamese culture to connect.
President: Dan Truong
Vice President External: Luke Kertcher
Vice President Internal: Gracelynn Soesanto
Treasurer: Michelle Bahar
Secretary: Stefanie Lee
Culture Show Co-Chair: Ivy Wong
Culture Show Co-Chair: Xue Yao Zou
Publicity Chair: Ime Etokebe
Freshman Liaison: Tracy Tran
Freshman Liaison: Ryan Le
Freshman Liaison Claire Nguyen
Wharton Asia Exchange (WAX)
A student-run professional organization of UPenn’s Wharton School bridging the gap between the university community and the Asian business environment.
By providing the requisite resources to increase the understanding of business in Asia, WAX aims to fulfill the aspirations of students interested in making a difference in Asia. The fast-growing, dynamic environment in Asia opens up limitless opportunities for the world’s brightest young minds to establish lasting relationships with their Asian counterparts. This bond will allow the exchange of knowledge, the development of trust, and the foundation of a more fully-integrated global business environment.
President: Diana Lu
Co-VP Communications: Sophia Ye
Co-VP Communications: Proud Tuksinwarajarn
Treasurer: Ravi Patel
Co-VP Journal: Alina Peng
Co-VP Journal: Melinda Hu
VP Professional: Jonathan Mak
VP Corporate and Alumni Relations: Benjamin Liu
VP Corporate Ventures: Emily Fu
VP Global Markets: Parth Khare
Wharton China Business Society (WCBS)
Wharton China Business Society (WCBS) is a professional, student-run organization at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Comprised of 9 major programs and over 100 undergraduate students, our aim is to improve our understanding of China’s business landscape and markets. Our programs are designed to connect and bridge students in the United States to the Greater China region, whether it be for knowledge, career, networking, or friendship.
President: Emily Zhao
VP of Operations: Rachel Zhou
VP of Finance: Frances Liu
Director of Corporate Relations: Brandon Winner
Director of Events: Haoran Wen
Co-Director of Forum: Karina Shah
Co-Director of Forum: Oluwafeyikemi (Feyi) Makinde
Co-Director of Forum (Case Competition): Catherine Ruan
Director of Internal Affairs: Serena Yiin
Director of Journal: Lisa Zou
Director of Marketing & Technology: Shirley Yang
Co-Director of Business Ventures: Valerie Hung
Co-Director of Business Ventures: Jennifer Zhang
Wharton Korean Undergraduate Business Society (WKUBS)
Wharton Korea Undergraduate Business Society (WKUBS) is a professional student-run organization at the University of Pennsylvania. We aim to provide a unique and professional experience to those interested in thebusiness culture of Korea. Since the beginning, Korea Undergraduate Business Society has sought to provide professional experiences unique to Korean business culture to the UPenn community. We also aspire to be active outwards by building a professional collegiate network with other business schools and organizations, both in the United States and Korea. In addition, we plan to reach out to future members - such as high school students - who can bring fresh ideas into our cohesive network in the future.