The purpose of this organization shall be (1) to promote unity and understanding among Chinese members, (2) to provide services to Chinese students so as to help them adapt to American Society and understand China, and (3) to introduce Chinese culture to the community and to broaden their perspectives and understanding of the culture, at the same time bridging cultural discrepancies. It shall exist for the establishment of active relations among the University of Rochester students, staff, and faculty and may extend to include the Rochester community. It shall provide programs of social, cultural, and educational functions of Chinese-American interest as well as a vehicle and forum for the expressions of the interests of its members. It shall actively attempt to coordinate in its activities with those of any and all other campus organizations. The membership of the Chinese Students' Association is not limited only to Asian students or those of Asian descent, but welcomes members of all ethnicities and backgrounds.