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 Coastal 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 Coastal’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 on April 22, 1997.
Coastal Inspirational Ambassadors (C.I.A.)
This organization 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 Gospel Choir performs on campus and at events across the region and 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 demonstrates 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.
Founded in 1909 by a multiethnic group of individuals, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) promotes equality for all individuals from all walks of life. The Coastal 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.
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.