Intercultural Student Programs
The Vanguard community is made up of many different faces, personalities, and backgrounds. God has uniquely created each of us to be a reflection of Him to those we encounter. As we learn about ourselves and about others, we learn to value perspectives and experiences that are different than our own. We invite you to join us as we engage in the diversity conversation and broaden our understanding in order to greater impact and affect our world.
Intercultural Student Programs exists to promote inclusion and success, provide access and educate the campus community. We do this through clubs and events to engage in the conversation on diversity. Below are the different clubs and events you will find here at Vanguard.
BLACK STUDENT UNION (BSU)
Vanguard University’s Black Student Union (BSU) is a club that seeks to promote an understanding and appreciation of Black Culture. BSU’s events are designed to celebrate and create a positive perception of African American heritage. Annual events include Black History Month Dinner, Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself, Hip Hop Night and participating in the Orange County Black History Month Parade.
A.B.L.E. (Awareness, Boldness, Leadership, Empowerment)
Vanguard University’s A.B.L.E. (Awareness, Boldness, Leadership, Empowerment) is a club that exists to raise awareness and advocate for those with disabilities. Through discussions, events, and prayer meetings, A.B.L.E. aims to break down stigmas and negative perceptions about disabilities. Some events include DisabiliTEA, Expressive Paint Night, and Dinner & Dialogue.
Vanguard University’s El Puente promotes Hispanic culture and traditions through their events and activities. El Puente hopes to engage the community to celebrate Hispanic culture. The club seeks to educate the campus community about rich Hispanic Heritage. Yearly events include Bilingual Chapel, Café con Leche, Salsa Night, and Mentor Dinners.
ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER CLUB (APIC)
Vanguard University’s Asian Pacific Islander Club (APIC) seeks to provide a space for Asian and Pacific Islander students to celebrate their backgrounds and traditions. APIC recognizes the uniqueness of all Asian backgrounds and hopes to highlight the similarities and differences in each culture represented on Vanguard’s campus. Some of APIC’s events include: Boba Night, APIC night, and APIC BBQ.