The purpose of HMONG OSU is to increase awareness of the Hmong culture on the Oregon State Universtiy campus and the surrounding communities. We strive to provide support and services to members of HMONG OSU, which include, but are not limited to, social, educational, emotional support, development of leadership, communication, and social skills. We also aim to provide support and services to the OSU community by educating them about Hmong issues and concerns related to diversity and awareness. By hosting political, social, and educational activities and events on campus, HMONG OSU exists to advocate equality and understanding for all students and community members.
HMONG OSU has existed since 2002. The student organization originated from five OSU alumnis that felt the need for a HMONG student organization on the Oregon State campus. Now there are well over 50 Hmong students attending Oregon State for the upcoming 2011-12 academic year.
HMONG OSU is a well known cultural club on campus that hosts an annual Hmong Night in addition to participating in countless amounts of school activities held on campus. The student organization is an active affiliate of ISOSU (International Students of Oregon State University) and the APA council (Asian Pacific American Council).
The student organization holds weekly and bi-weekly meetings in the student Memorial Union. Decision-making, socializing, fundraising, brainstorming, compromising, and group discussions are all a part of the general meetings.
The HMONG OSU organization has been awarded “Student Organization of the Year” on the Oregon State Campus three times since the existence of the organization and it plans to continue fulfilling the clubs mission.