All Coastal students have the opportunity to contribute to campus life by participating in co-curricular and enrichment activities. Minority students can learn about their cultural identities by participating in the following organizations.
The African-American Association is an organization of students who have united to aid in the creation and maintenance of a wholesome environment in the University community. The organization is active in campus governance and sponsors educational and social events. This association is heavily involved in community service and is open to all students.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. is an international sorority whose motto is “Service to all Mankind.” This group is highly involved in community service and promotes academic excellence and positive leadership. Members of the University’s Rho Pi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. are involved in a variety of programs and activities campus-wide. Alpha Kappa Alpha is interested in women who want to impact society in positive ways. The Rho Pi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. was chartered at Coastal Carolina University on April 22, 1997.
Alpha Psi Lambda
Alpha Psi Lambda Fraternity is the first Latino Fraternity at Coastal Carolina University. It’s mission is to promote continued personal and collective growth of our membership, success and unity through education, leadership, cultural awareness and community service.
Coastal Inspirational Ambassadors (C.I.A.)
Coastal Inspirational Ambassadors (C.I.A.) offers positive and inspiring gospel music programs. The group seeks to perpetuate the tradition of gospel music and to recognize the importance of gospel in the preservation of African-American history. The Coastal Carolina University Inspirational Ambassadors perform on campus and at events across the state.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. is an international organization that provides an extensive array of service programs through its five-point program thrust: economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, and political awareness and involvement. Membership in Delta Sigma Theta is based on academic excellence and community involvement. The Sigma Xi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. was chartered at Coastal Carolina University on April 21, 1996.
F.U.R.I.A. was created to unite students who have an interest in the Latino and/or Hispanic culture. Its purpose is to unite students and support their transition and integration into college life. F.U.R.I.A. also demon-states the collaboration of the Latino and/or Hispanic community within Coastal Carolina University.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
The purpose of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. is achievement. The fraternity strives to awaken within each individual high ideals and the desire to achieve decency and honor in the world. The objectives of the fraternity are to unite college men of culture, patriotism and honor in a bond of fraternity; to encourage honorable achievement in every field of human endeavor; to assist in the aims and purposes of colleges and universities; and to inspire service in the public interest. The group was chartered at Coastal Carolina University on April 19, 2006.
Since its founding in 1909 by a multi-ethnic group of individuals, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has promoted equality for individuals from all walks of life. The Coastal Carolina University chapter, which is open to all students regardless of ethnicity, was organized in 1997 and offers programs that seek to unite the campus community while educating students on both the importance and necessity of racial equality.
Consisting of an a capella choral gospel group, a praise dance team and a miming team, Phase II seeks to embrace all forms of Christian expression. It offers students the opportunity to participate in traditional and non-traditional forms for praise. Other forms of expression include Christian poetry, plays and rap. The group works with churches in the local area, and all races/nationalities are encouraged to participate in the organization.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., is an international fraternity whose motto is “Culture for Service and Service for Humanity.” The founders wanted to create an organization that viewed itself as “a part of” the community rather than “apart from.” This fraternity’s objectives are to advance the ideals of brotherhood and service, promote education and scholarship, develop an appreciation of our culture and foster programs that advance these objectives. The Beta Beta Iota Chapter was chartered at Coastal during the 2004 fall semester.
Teal Temptation is an organization that expresses urban culture, creativity and individuality through energetic and graceful dance movements. Although dancing is the main objective, this organization creates and participates in many service projects and fundraising events. The goal of Teal Temptation is to provide entertainment while providing positive programs for Coastal Carolina University and the surrounding communities.