Worcester State University
Office of Multicultural Affairs


Third World Alliance (T.W.A.)


Third World Alliance is a student organization dedicated to promoting inclusion, multicultural diversity, and enhancing pluralism on campus and the Worcester community.  Pluralism is a condition where several distinct ethnic, religious, and racial communities live side by side; willing to affirm each other’s dignity, ready to benefit from each other’s experiences, and quick to acknowledge and accept each other’s contributions to the common welfare.  To achieve this goal, the organization offers activities and programs during the year that inform, educate, enrich, and encourage social interaction.

Purpose: To promote diversity (pluralism), unity, and change.


2013 - 2014 Theme: The American Dream Re-Imagined: How Much Is Enough?

President: Mariann Ortiz

Vice President: Luisa Jimenez

Secretary: Priscilla Amponah

Treasurer: Gustavo Bispo


Committee Chairs:

Destiny Montes

Eugene Acheampong

Joseph Ofori

Trevor Perry



Black History Month Calendar

In celebration of Black History Month, Third World Alliance has partnered with the Office of Multicultural Affairs and several other campus organizations to educate and inspire the local Worcester community with the attached Black History Month calendar.

 BHM Celebration Calendar.pdf


To commemorate Black History Month, the Third World Alliannce, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Amnesty International, and the Dennis Brutus/Merrill Goldwyn Center for the Study of Human Rights; will host James McBride as our keynote speaker. He is the author of The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to H is White Mother, The Good Lord Bird, both of which have won numerous awards and listed on the New York Times Bestseller List.

DATE CHANGED TO: Thursday, February 27, 2014

10:00 AM

May Street Building (Temple Emmanuel)


James McBride Poster.pdf 

Courageous Conversations Lecture with
Roland Martin, CNN Chief Political Analyst
Thursday, March 27th at 4:30 PM
Student Center, Blue Lounge
2012 - 2013 Executive Board Members
President: Samantha Abel
Vice President: Emelyn Guevara
Treasurer: Gustavo Bispo
2012 - 2013 Committee Chairs
Delfi Vargas
Cynthia Romero
Mariann Ortiz
Joseph Ofori
Destiny Montes
2011 - 2012 Executive Board Members:

President: Geovanna Diaz

Vice President: Samantha Abel

Treasurer: Kevin Karanja

Secretary: Brenda Rivera

2011 - 2012 Committee Chairs:

Multicultural Committee:  Emelyn Guevara

Trips Committee: Johnny Chavez

Social Committee: Mariann Ortiz


For more information, please contact us by e-mailing twa@worcester.edu and/or call (508) 929-8565



On Thursday, May 10, 2012, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Multicultural Affairs Alumni Council, along with the Alumni Office, hosted an event titled: "Celebrating a Legacy of Achievement at Worcester State University." The event honored graduating seniors in Upward Bound, Alternatives for Individual Development, and Third World Alliance. Alumni were also recognized and were asked to share their memories. Music was performed by Soul Movement and 2 solo performances by Vanessa Ford.

To view archived Upward Bound, A.I.D., and TWA photos for this event, please click on the link below.


Related Links
  Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action
  Financial Aid
  Student Activities

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