The University of Maryland offers many on-campus resources for Latina/o students. See them below!
Latina/o Student Organizations:
Association of Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting UMD Chapter (ALPFA)
Contact Information: Jacqueline Reyes, firstname.lastname@example.org
ALPFA National: http://www.alpfa.org/
ALPFA Washington DC Chapter: http://www.alpfadc.org/
ALPFA provides many programs and benefits to aspiring Latino students interested in accounting, finance or related career professions. Benefits of student memberships include access to scholarship opportunities, skills development workshops, networking with key hiring professionals and sponsors, and other events.
The Coalition of Latino Student Organizations (CLSO)
The Coalition of Latino Student Organizations (formerly the Hispanic Heritage Coalition) serves as an umbrella organization and is made up of all Latino/a student organizations active on campus, as well as faculty, staff, and students at large. HHC strives to promote cultural awareness and education. Activities include the coordination of Hispanic Heritage Month programming every Fall. Contact Yvette Lerma in MICA at email@example.com for information on how to participate.
The Hispanic MBA Association (HMBAA) is a student-run initiative established to foster the involvement of the Hispanic MBA community at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. The HMBAA organizes career development events and promotes the rich and diverse culture of its members.
LSU provides students a place to express their Latino culture at the University of Maryland. The LSU serves as a home away from home to students who may feel lost on a campus as large as College Park. Students are given the opportunity to meet other Latinos and form lasting friendships, as well as gaining a sense offamilia. The LSU is also very focused with what its members have to say, so the overall feel and attitude of LSU reflects its constituents. To achieve our mission we divide our efforts into Committees. If you are interested in getting more involved with a particular subcommittee, contact the follow students.
The Latino Honors Society aims to encourage networking among the Latino students on campus, as well as to make a connection with those who are interested in learning about the Latino culture. We focus on academics, philantrophy, and unity. Note: You do not need to be in the Honors College to be a member.
Latina/o Graduate Student Association
Contact Info: Molly Morin & Amilcar Guzman firstname.lastname@example.org
The Latina/o Graduate Student Association’s mission is to serve the needs of Latina/o graduate students at the University of Maryland through social and academic programming.
La Voz Latina Newspaper
Contact Info: email@example.com
The Latino student newspaper has recently become an SGA member to ensure its commitment in providing the Latino student’s voices a publication on campus. The paper welcomes everyone regardless of personal identity. The general body meetings are the first Thursday of every month, at 6pm in 1206 Knight Hall. You can find the newspaper in various campus locations, and the MICA office.
La Familia Mentoring Program is a program to assist Hispanic/Latino/a first-year students as well as transfers with their college transition by providing one-on-one guidance and support through the use of peer mentors. We are currently accepting Mentor and Mentee applications for the 2009-2010 academic school year. As a La Familia Mentor, you will be able to serve as a role model to incoming Hispanic/Latino/a first-year students, attend events with your mentee throughout the year, make recommendations about the many resources available on campus, be an academic support for your mentee, and have fun! As a La Familia Mentee, you will be able to explore the campus with one-on-one guidance, attend events with your mentor throughout the year, use the many resources available to you on campus, engage in other cultures and backgrounds, and have academic support.
Political Latinxs United for Movement and Action in Society (PLUMAS)
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Political Latinxs United Movement for Action in Society’s mission is to engage the Latinx community and all those who support it at the University of Maryland-College Park campus as well as in the surrounding communities by providing a space where students can vocalize or express their stance on candidates and issues of concern to the Latino/a community both on and off campus. By providing this space, the Political Latinxs United Movement for Action in Society seeks to create civic engagement and awareness on social and political issues affecting the Latino/a community through education and advocacy. The Political Latinos United Movement for Action in Society organization is not limited to members who are of Hispanic or Latino/a ancestry. We welcome any individual no matter their creed, religion, race, sexual orientation, individual identity, and experience level.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Contact Info: email@example.com
SHPE aims to increase the number of Hispanic Engineering and Sciences students at the University of Maryland. In this effort, SHPE collaborates with industry to promote the advancement of Hispanic engineers and scientist in education and private sector.
Corazones Unidos Siempre, Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Inc.
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chi Upsilon Sigma is the 1st independent sorority in the nation. It was founded to educate, elevate, and empower women from all over the nation and raise awareness in our communities through educational, political, cultural, and social events.
Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc.
Contact Info: SIA.Chi1997@gmail.com
La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.
Lambda Theta Phi, Latin Fraternity Inc.