The Supreme Lodge

The OSIA National Office located in Washington, DC, oversees over 700 state, regional, and local chapters in the U.S. and Canada.

The charitable arm of OSIA is the Sons of Italy Foundation and the Commission for Social Justice (CSJ) fights the stereotyping of Italian Americans by the U.S. entertainment, advertising, and media industries. The CSJ also promotes the achievements and contributions of Italian Americans to the U.S. through research and public education programs.

The symbol of the order is the golden lion and the organization's principles are embodied in the slogan: "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity." The official quarterly publication of OSIA is "Italian America." The fraternal organization of Canadians of Italian heritage is the Order Sons of Italy of Canada.

The New York Grand Lodge

The Grand Lodge of New York is located at 2101 Bellmore Avenue in Bellmore, NY 11710. The New York State Grand Lodge oversees eight districts and 74 local lodges.

Information about the current activities of the Grand Lodge can be found in their monthly publication, the "Golden Lion." There are 19 Grand Lodges in the United States and Canada.




US Colleges Offering Italian as a Major

Sites of Interest

Italian Universities

Hofstra University
Hofstra's Italian Festival celebrates the many Italian contribution to American culture.
Festival Hotline (516) 463-6582
info@casa-belvedere.org
Hofstra's Italian Festival
Queens College
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
The first institute devoted to documenting and preserving the Italian-American experience.
John D. Calandra American Institute
Casa Italiana
Casa di Cultura Italiana
The purpose of New York University's Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo is to spread Italian culture outside its national boundaries with the belief that Italian culture belongs not just to the Italians but to whomever has the desire to know more about it.
Casa Italiana
Il Circolo Italiano
The Italian Club at Suffolk Community College
The ITALIAN CLUB sponsors cultural programs, film and opera trips, and other activities that provide meaningful learning experiences related to Italian culture, language, and customs.
hernana@sunysuffolk.edu
Il Circolo Italiano
Italica
Rai Internazionale
Italica was established in 1996 as portal for the Rai International channel (presently Rai Internazionale) with the institutional objective of spreading and promoting the Italian language and culture.
Rai Internazionale
The Italian Club
Molloy College
The Italian Club spreads Italian culture within the college community; encouraging all students and members of the Molloy community to participate in activities and get a better understanding of Italian heritage.
Molly College Italian Club
Center for Italian Studies
Stony Brook University
100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794
(631) 632-7444
dseverino@italianstudies.org
Dorothea's House
Casa di Cultura Italiana
120 John Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
(908) 359-1564
gilda@dorotheashouse.org
Dorothea's House
Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
Order Sons of Italy in America
420 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305
(718) 442-1608, Fax: 718) 442-8635
info@garibaldimeuccimuseum.org
Baribaldi-Meucci Museum
Italian American Committee on Education (IACE)
686 Park Ave LL New York, NY 10021
(212) 772-8755, Fax: (212) 772-8756
info@iacelanguage.org
Italian American Committee on Education
Italian Educational and Cultural Center (IECC)
Casa Colombo
380 Monmouth Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 963-6332,
info@casacolombo.org
Italian Education and Cultural Center
The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens, Inc.
29-21 21st Avenue
Astoria, NY 11105
(718) 204-2444, Fax:(718) 204-9145
fiao@juno.com
The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens
Westchester Community College/SUNY
75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
Contact: Prof. Carlo Sclafani (914) 606-6790
Carlo.Sclafani@sunywcc.edu
Westchester Italian Cultural Center
Generoso Pope Place
Tuckahoe, NY 10707
(914) 771-8700, Fax: (914) 771-5900
info@wiccny.org
Westchester Italian Cultural Center



New York State Universities that offer the study of Italian language and literature.

Barnard College
Italian Department
New York, NY 10027
Brooklyn College of the City U of NY
Italian Department
Brooklyn, NY 11210
City College of the City U of New York
Italian Department
New York, NY 10031
College of New Rochelle
Italian Department
New Rochelle, NY 10805-2308
Columbia University
School of General Studies
Italian Department
New York, NY 10027
Cornell University
Italian Department
Ithaca, NY 14850
Fordham University
Italian Department
New York, NY 10458
Hofstra University
Italian Department
Hempstead, NY 11550
Hunter College of the City U of NY
Italian Department
New York, NY 10021
Iona College
Italian Department
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Ithaca College
Italian Department
Ithaca, NY 14850
Lehman College of the City U. of NY
Italian Department
Bronx, NY 10468
Long Island University
Italian Department
Brookville, NY 11548
Mercy College
Italian Department
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Nazareth College of Rochester
Italian Department
Rochester, NY 14618-3790
The New School
72 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011
New York University
Italian Department
New York, NY 10011
Queens College of the City U of NY
Italian Department
Flushing, NY 11367
Sarah Lawrence College
Italian Department
Bronxville, NY 10708
State University of New York
Italian Department
Binghamton, NY 13902-6001
State University of New York
Italian Department
Buffalo, NY 14214-3014
State University of New York
Italian Department
Stony Brook, NY 11794
St. John Fisher College
Italian Department
Rochester, NY 14618
St. John's University
Italian Department
Jamaica, NY 11439
Syracuse University
Italian Department
Syracuse, NY 13244
University at Albany
Italian Department
Albany, NY 12222
Vassar College
Italian Department
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Wells College
Italian Department
Aurora, NY 13026
York College of the City U of New York
Italian Department
Jamaica, NY 11451