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Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

The purpose of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is to:

  • Foster the success and attainment of advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science of Chicanos, Latinos, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other underrepresented minorities in science - from high school to college to professionals;
  • Increase and promote student recruitment/retention of Chicanos, Latinos, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other underrepresented minorities in science at Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
  • Improve the effectiveness of, and to further the work of other organizations in order to enhance the public understanding of and appreciation for Chicanos, Latinos, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other underrepresented minorities in science; and
  •  Provide a forum for improving the governmental commitment to advancing in science resulting in increased resources, reduced barriers, and greater equality for Chicanos, Latinos, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other underrepresented minorities in science.

Membership in this organization is open to currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  Membership shall be open to enrolled students of neighboring community colleges.  For more information on this organization, please contact the president and/or advisor listed below:

  • Student Organizations
  • Center for Student Life
    Pratt Hall, Room 303
    201 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2598
  • Fax: 724-357-2351
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.