Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life

Latinx Student Organizations


Association of Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting UMD Chapter (ALPFA)
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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)
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The Coalition of Latino Student Organizations (formerly the Hispanic Heritage Coalition) serves as an umbrella organization and is made up of all Latino/a/x student organizations active on campus, as well as faculty, staff, and students at large. CLSO strives to promote cultural awareness and education. Activities include the coordination of Latinx Heritage Month programming every Fall. 


Latinx Student Union (LSU)
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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 Latinxs and form lasting friendships, as well as gaining a sense of familia. 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.


Latinx Graduate Student Association (LGSA)
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The Latina/o/x Graduate Student Association's mission is to serve the needs of Latinx graduate students at the University of Maryland through social and academic programming. 


La Voz Latina Newspaper
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La Voz Unida is an independent student-run newspaper dedicated to covering both the Latinx community on the University of Maryland-College Park campus and broader issues that affect the Latinx community nationwide. We are a Latinx-interest, but not Latinx exclusive news organization.


La Familia Mentoring Program

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)

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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 (SHPE)

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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.

Maryland Latin Dance Club (MLDC)

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The Maryland Latin Dance Club (MLDC) is dedicated to introducing different Latin dances to the UMD community. No experience necessary.



Greek Organizations:

Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. (SIA)
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La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc. (LUL)
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Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. (LTA)
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Sigma Lambda Upsilon Senoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority Inc. (SLU)

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