As a prospective Latino/a student at LMU, we want you to know that you have a family here you can rely on—a family of supportive staff, faculty, students, and alumni who understand who you are and where you are coming from.
Chicano Latino Student Services - The CLSS office sponsors many of the Latino/a community's most popular events including Latino Heritage Month celebrations, Dia de Reconocimiento, Latino Overnight, and more. A division of Ethnic & Intercultural Services, CLSS also offers personal support, student advocacy, and assistance for Latino/a student groups.
Latino Alumni Association - The Latino Alumni Association awards scholarships to incoming students who demonstrate financial need, academic achievement and a commitment to the Latino community. The group also hosts networking events that connect students to LMU alumni and business leaders in the community.
Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies - LMU offers both major and minor programs in Chicana/o studies. Dedicated faculty and a full range of courses help students examine and investigate the lives, histories, and cultures of Mexican-origin people living in the United States.
Spanish Language Department - Many Latino/a students at LMU choose to major or minor in Spanish. The department's accomplished faculty and extensive course selection help students develop advanced written and oral language skills in the context of literary works and cultural texts from Spain, Spanish America, and the U.S.
Student Clubs & Organizations
Latino/a student groups promote everything from community service and the arts to leadership and business development. Find a group and connect with the issues you are passionate about!
This club serves to educate, mentor, and establish a bond with inner city youth in order to promote a better understanding of the possibilities of personal and intellectual growth. It provides leadership, support, advice, and awareness on crucial issues facing the Latino community.
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Latino Business Student Association
LBSA educates and stimulates the student to develop awareness in all aspects of business and related careers. This is accomplished through personal contact with key representatives from major companies. Internship placement and development of resume writing skills through information sessions.
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Latino Student Union
The vision of the Latino Student Union is to create an inclusive and diverse group on campus that will support the holistic development of the Latino/a community here at Loyola Marymount University to reach its full potential. LSU seeks to collaborate with other organizations on campus, including but not limited to multiethnic organizations, in order to create a more connected student body at this University. LSU encourages and facilitates the development of it's constituents academically, professionally, culturally, spiritually and politically. The organization builds community amongst ourselves so as to better address all of the issues affecting the Latino identity and culture.
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Latin Dance Group
The LMU Latin Dance Group is an open environment in which any student, undergraduate, or graduate, can learn the skills of the dances of Latin America, such as Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Bachata, Tango, and a variety of other Popular Latin Dances. The Latin Dance Group allows students to interact with other members who love to dance and allows for the opportunity to learn more about Latin American Culture. It is open to students of all skill levels and knowledge of Latin dances and no partner is required.
E-Mail Contact: LMULatinDanceGroup@gmail.com
Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA)
MEChA's purpose is to increase social, cultural, political, and educational awareness among the Latino students at LMU and the community. Some events include a mentorship program with Lennox Middle School, Dia de la Familia, and Westside Café.
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Pangaea is LMU’s International Club. We provide opportunities for International and American students to connect with each other and the wider community through community service, monthly dinners, and other exciting cultural events. We are always interested in getting new members…the more the merrier!
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Students for Labor and Economic Justice (SLEJ)
This group of students create awareness about the disparities that exist within the labor groups and unions in Los Angeles and LMU.
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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
SHPE changes lives by empowering the Latino/a community to realize their fullest potential and impacts the world through STEM awareness, access, support, and development.
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The Spanish Club organizes different cultural activities related to the Latino/Hispanic world (i.e. movie nights, poetry readings, Día de los Muertos celebration) throughout the academic year.
- La Voz: Undergraduate journal published by the Spanish club. It includes research papers, creative writing (i.e. short stories, poetry), and artistic work.
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Underwings Praxis Organization
The mission of the Underwings Praxis Organization is to promote justice oriented education for students at Loyola Marymount University through a process of immersion and accompaniment with members of the community of Boyle Heights. The Underwings Praxis Organization acts as a bridge between LMU and Boyle Heights as it seeks to create an atmosphere of solidarity between the two communities.
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Latino/a Greek Organizations:
Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity, Inc.
Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity is a social fraternity that was founded in 1986 at the University of Iowa. It is based on cultural understanding and wisdom. They believe in the principles of fairness, opportunity, and in the equality of all men no matter what their race, culture, or ethnicity. Our biggest goal is to see that all of society can realize the importance of these three principles. In order to achieve this goal they all strive to model these behaviors and present themselves in a gentlemanly and educated fashion.
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Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority, Inc.
Sigma Lambda Gamma is a sisterhood of women who have chosen this affiliation as a manner to achieve personal development and awareness to the responsibility of community involvement for the betterment of our local, regional, national, and global communities. Today, Sigma Lambda Gamma is the largest, historically Latina-based national sorority with a multicultural membership in chapters and alumnae associations throughout the United States.
Amnesty International is a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights. They often collaborate with other clubs an orgs on campus.