The Chinese Student Association (CSA) is a Registered Student Organization (RSO) made up of University of Washington students, and dedicated towards improving cultural awareness on the campus as well as providing support for those who come from a common background. Our purpose is “to promote better understanding and identification with the Chinese (Chinese-American) culture and heritage. It is our passion to act as a uniting force for all students and serve as a catalyst for positive action across all cultural groups.”
To accomplish such goals, we organize events for the students and faculty at the Universty of Washington and local communities. Our annual Lunar New Year show, for example, draws the attention of hundreds of people each year with a mix of student and professional cultural performances. CSA also organizes adventurous excursions and various other Asian cultural events throughout the year.
Aside from cultural events, the Chinese Student Association also organizes and participates in fun social events for our fellow members and students. Our annual spring semi-formal dance is one of the largest on campus – last year’s attendance numbered over 400 people! We also organize an annual weekend trip filled with skiing and snowboarding on the great mountains of Canada! Food events, performances, dances, Chinatown excursions, and clubbing are just some of the ongoing events that go on throughout the year!