Hmong Americans Involving Students

Mission Statement:

The purpose of our club is to promote cultural understanding of Hmong culture on the CSB/SJU campus and to build a community across all cultural contexts. HAIS is dedicated to establishing and maintaining Hmong culture on campus as well as building relationships among students and providing resources to enable students to become effective leaders in their community. 

Club Information:

HAIS was founded in April 2011 by College of Saint Benedict students who are committed to preserving and learning about Hmong culture as well as giving back to their community in the form of service and education.

The acronym HAIS stands for Hmong Americans Involving Students. "Hais", in Hmong, means TO SPEAK. Speaking out has long been regarded as a form of empowerment, and that is exactly what HAIS wants to do; HAIS will empower people to make positive changes in their community through service, education and awareness.


How To Join:

Contact HAIS Secretary Mai Lee Xiong with: full name, class year, and campus e-mail.

HAIS 2021-2022 Executive Board:


Angelina Thao (she/her/hers)

Vice President:





Kao Kou Xiong (she/her/hers)

CSB Co-Coordinator:

Mai See Yang (she/her/hers) 

SJU Co-Coordinator:

James Moua (he/him/his)

Public Relations:


Community Outreach:

Pa Lor (she/her/hers)

This is the official logo for HAIS

Email: [email protected]
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