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Hispanic/Latino Students Resources

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Joining a student organization is a great way to get connected and involved with the Hispanic/Latino and Texas State community.  Texas State has over 300 student organizations on campus, below is a short list of organizations that open or specific to Hispanic/Latino students.

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Active Student Organizations

ALPFA

Association for Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting

ALPFA expands opportunities for students who seek careers in accounting, finance, business and business related fields by empowering them to develop as leaders through the management of student chapters, delivering quality student programs focused on professional development, providing access to our industry network of professional members and sponsors, offering access to scholarship programs and creating opportunities to network with other students. 

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Latino Communication Association

LCA is a multicultural organization that celebrates and embraces Latino culture while learning about and exploring new media. Through volunteer efforts and networking, LCA wants to benefit the Hispanic community as well as the San Marcos/Austin community.

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First Generation Student Organization

First Generation Student Organization (FGSO)

FGSO offers mentoring, advice, and support to assist students in adjusting to college, while offering support in terms of success and study tips including campus resources.  FGSO paves an avenue for students to meet other first gen students while maintaining a good balance in school.
 
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 Grupo Folklorica Ocotochtli

Grupo Folklorico Ocotochtli

In November, 1993, ten students representing Hispanic organizations at the Texas State campus gathered to share their culture at the annual homecoming talent show. Because of an award winning performance, Grupo Folklorico emerged into a student campus organization.  Since its inception, it has shared in much success and has performed throughout the University and its surrounding community.

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Hispanic Business Student Association

Hispanic Business Student Association

Our mission as students of Texas State University-San Marcos, in order to serve as a center for the procurement of knowledge, is to foster communication with the McCoy College of Business Administration, create opportunities within the academic and the business community with the intention of developing proper business acumen, provide a medium for cultural enrichment, and encourage the pursuit of true and ethical ideals.

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 Hombres Unidos

Hombres Unidos

HU is a brotherhood-based student organization that prepares Hispanic males for life-long success through civic engagement, dialogue and education.

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 Houston-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

Houston-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

H-LSAMP is designed to substantially increase the number of students graduating with baccalaureate degrees in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics, particularly students from diverse backgrounds.  The H-LSAMP formal program enriches each scholar’s university experience through faculty mentoring, undergraduate research and internships, academic and career conferences, peer tutoring, interdisciplinary learning opportunities, and individualized support. Scholars also form the core of the Collaboative Learning Center helping fellow students in peer-to-peer collaborative learning.

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Latinas Unidas 

Latinas Unidas

LU's empowers members through support and education of relevant issues; to connects members to each other, our community and to resources that will be influential in their future; and finally, provides an example of leadership, grace and friendship that will serve to build and strengthen our community.

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 League of United Latin American Citizens

League of United Latin American Citizens

LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.

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Ritmo Latino Dance Society

Ritmo Latino Dance Society

Ritmo Latino Dance Society promotes the art and culture of Latin Dance to the Texas State community.  It provides an opportunity for dance-loving students to learn, practice and perform various kinds of Latin dance styles.

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 Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientist

Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientist

MAES creates an environment that promotes the advancement of emerging minority leaders within the STEM field.  MAES is a valuable resource among students for support of STEM majors at Texas State.

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National Association of Hispanic Journalists 

National Association of Hispanic Journalist

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. Established in April 1984, NAHJ created a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists.

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Greek Organizations

Multicultural Greek Council 

Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)

Established at Texas State University-San Marcos in the fall of 1999, the Multicultural Greek Council recognizes and supports Greek social and service organizations whose needs have not been met by any existing council. Kappa Delta Chi, Sigma Delta Lambda, Sigma Lambda Beta and Sigma Lambda Gamma joined together to better meet their individual and joint needs, to voice their concerns and to ensure harmony among member organizations.

The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) is currently composed of six Greek letter sororities and fraternities: Kappa Delta Chi, Phi Iota Alpha, Sigma Delta Lambda, Sigma Lambda Beta, Sigma Lambda Gamma and Sigma Iota Alpha. The organizations in the council are predominantly Hispanic-based but have grown to include membership from a world-wide range of ethnicities and races.
 
Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. 

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc aims to achieve professional development, academic excellence, and graduation of all its members; an organization dedicated to community service to their local university communities with an emphasis on the Hispanic/Latino population.

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 Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Phi Iota Alpha develops leaders and creates innovative ways to unite the Latino Community. The fraternity’s roots extend from the late 19th Century to the first Latino fraternity and the first Latino student organization in the United States.

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 Sigma Delta Lambda Sorority, Inc.

Sigma Delta Lambda Sorority, Inc.

Sigma Delta Lambda Sorority, Inc. is a service and social organization of collegiate and alumnae members committed to providing a support network geared toward women, specifically Latinas.

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 Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc.

Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc.

Hermanas of Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha Inc. pledge to formalize, cultivate, and foster bonds amongst each other as sisters and abide by respect, trust, communication, professionalism, and accountability.

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 Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.

Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.

The Sigma Beta Chapter is committed to motivating its members to reach their fullest potential. Their brotherhood consists of many open-minded, determined, and skilled individuals who are never seen as anything less than gentlemen. As Brothers of Sigma Lambda Beta, they strive to teach young men life essentials to formulate a path to success.

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Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.

Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.

Sigma Lambda Gamma believes that Culture is Pride, Pride is Success. We explore the richness in the traditions of Latina culture. This encompasses the cultural heritages of Native Americans (North, Central and South), Europeans, Africans, Asians and their multiple and interesting mixtures. We celebrate the diversity of the backgrounds of all the members of our sorority.

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Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Omega Delta Phi is a brotherhood, a service/social fraternity dedicated to the needs and concerns of the surrounding community shall be to promote and maintain the traditional values of unity, honesty, integrity, and leadership. This brotherhood was founded in order to provide to any man a diverse fraternal experience which coincides with a higher education.

* Omega Delta Phi is a member of the Interfraternity Council and not the Multicultural Greek Council. 

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Programs

Cesar Chavez Celebration

Cesar E. Chavez Celebration Week 

Texas State celebrates Cesar E. Chavez, a co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America (UFW).  Cesar Chavez Day is an official holiday in the U.S. states of California, Colorado and Texas, and, although not a federal holiday, the US President proclaims March 31st of each year as Cesar Chavez Day in the United States.  Individuals and organizations are encouraged to participate in service to the community to honor Cesar Chavez's life and work. Programs include:
 
Worker Appreciation Breakfast
 
¡Si, Se Puede! Luncheon
 
Mama's Kitchen On-the-Go
 
Hispanic Freshman Reception
 

Hispanic Freshman Reception 

September 12, 2013  | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

LBJ Student Center Ballroom

Free - Please bring your Texas State ID Card

 
The Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion (SDI) welcomes Hispanic freshman and new students with food, music, networking and information about resources to help students make the transition to Bobcat Country. This reception is an opportunity to meeting Hispanic/Latino student organizations and leaders.  Program is hosted by Latinas Unidas and Hombres Unidos, and coordinated by members of the Latino Student Advisory Committee (LSAC).

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Latino Student Advisory Committee 

Latino Student Advisory Committee (LSAC)

The LSAC strives to strengthen, unite and empower the Hispanic/Latino community through action, communication and education. It encourages communication within the Hispanic/Latino community inclusive of student organizations, faculty, staff and the greater San Marcos community.

LSAC promotes the understanding of our culture and history, and how it they are linked to current student issues.  LSAC serves as the central pont for the collection of ideas and concerns affecting Hispanic/Latino students.  It provides information about scholarships, internships, conferences and leadship opportunities.

Advisor: Gorge Martinez

Latino Student Advisory Committee - Founding Students

LorenzaoAlmanzaFirst Generation Student Orginzation 
Monica GarciaHispanic Business Student Association
LionelLopezHombres Unidos
Chris TrujilloHombres Unidos
JoseBuriasHombres Unidos
EnriqueSolisHombres Unidos
Elijah SerenaHombres Unidos
MeganDelongKappa Delta Chi 
ChristianMarroquinLatinas Unidas
Isabel AnnCastroLatinas Unidas
JDMaldonado LULAC
Diana SoriaMulticultural Greek Council
Erika JassoMulticultural Greek Council
RaymondSilvaMulticultural Greek Council
Leo LozanoPhi Iota Alpha
IvanRodriguezPhi Iota Alpha
JuanLimonPhi Iota Alpha
Janel CaminosRitmo Latino Dance Society
EvelyneMorfawRitmo Latino Dance Society
Veronica FabianSigma Lambda Gamma
Crystal MartinezSigma Lambda Gamma
JanetHernandezUnderrepresented Student Advisory Council 

Underrepresented Student Advisory Council

Underrepresented Student Advisory Council (USAC)

 
The Underrepresented Student Advisory Council (USAC) is a programming and leadership development council composed various recognized Texas State student organizations.

USAC welcomes and supports organizations whose membership includes persons from groups which have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in higher education.

 

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Hispanic Alumni Association

Texas State Alumni Association Hispanic Chapter

The Texas State Alumni Association Hispanic Chapter  connects and mobilizes Hispanic alumni to strengthen and expand the opportunities for both current and prospective students to succeed at Texas State University and to establish closer contact between the University and Hispanic Alumni.

Hispanic Policy Network

Hispanic Policy Network (HPN)

The Hispanic Policy Network is a staff and faculty organization committed to the improvement of higher education for Hispanics.  Their goals of educational advocacy, networking, recruitment, retention, scholarship assistance, culture promotion and working atmosphere help to create a warm and supportive campus climate for our Hispanic/Latino students.


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