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Student Organizations

Latino Student Council - LSC

The Latino Cultural Center (LCC) has created a comprehensive Latino Student Council (LSC) that encompasses Latino-based and interest organizations that enhance the mission of the LCC and is recognized by Purdue University. A member of each organization comprises the council and the council meets every other week throughout the year. The primary responsibility of this union is to collaborate on events, programs, and activities; the council also meets to discuss services and programs that the LCC provides and serves to provide guidance to each other as well as to the LCC. This council also participates in the Latino Leadership Retreats provided by the LCC. The strength and collaboration of this group unifies Latino/a forces across campus and helps to enhance unity, service, and social responsibility.

Academic/Professional

ALPFAAssociation of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting - ALPFA

ALPFA is the premier business organization for expanding opportunities for Latino Leadership in the global market. Mission: ALPFA creates opportunities, adds value, builds relationships for its members, the community and its business partners while expanding Latino leadership in the global workforce. Values: Professional Growth Integrity Culture Relationship Building Service Inclusiveness Teamwork ALPFA Purdue is one of many ALPFA student chapters that strives to bring business professionals and diverse students together to network and grow together. We will host events such as mock interviews, resume building, company presentations, and professional skill development forums. Become a Student ALPFA Member Today! For more information, please contact Kristen Hill at hillk@purdue.edu.

 

MAESThe Society of Mexican American Engineers & Scientists - MAES

MAES is a nationwide organization whose mission is to promote, cultivate, and honor excellence in education and leadership among Latino engineers and scientists in the engineering and science world. For more information, please contact Lucero Duran, lduran@purdue.edu

 

SACNASSociety for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science - SACNAS

The mission of SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) is to encourage Chicano/Latino and Native American students to pursue graduate education and obtain the advanced degrees necessary for science research, leadership, and teaching careers at all levels. For more information, please contact Iman Allawzi, iallawzi@purdue.edu (www.sacnas.org)

 

SHPESociety of Hispanic Professional Engineers - SHPE

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers is leading, molding, and representing the Hispanic community in this professional arena through personal and professional development and socializing. For more information, please contact Mariana Ortega, shpe@ecn.purdue.edu

 

Cultural

AZAAssociation of Zamorano Alumni - AZA

Association of Zamorano Alumni (AZA) is a nonprofit student organization. The mission of the AZA is to support and advance professional development of Zamorano students and alumni in all academic, social and research activities at Purdue University. AZA aims to be the foremost association in finding career opportunities for Zamorano students at Purdue University and provide networking opportunities among AZA members. For more information, please contact Victoria Caceres at vcaceres@purdue.edu.

 

Colombian Student Association at Purdue (CSAP)

CSAP is an organization intended as a key instrument of the integration of Colombian students to the campus, to promote and share  the culture of  our country. Also, to better prepare us to face the academic and professional challenges in the United States of America as well as the rest of the world. For more information, please email Colombia.purdue@gmail.com

 

Latino Student Union - LSU

Latino Student Union creates awareness of the Latino culture and promotes unity in the Purdue Latino Community by being a political voice for the Latino Student Population through student involvement within social, academic, and political activities. Everyone is welcome to join and attend meetings freely! For more info, please contact us at LSU@purdue.edu
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Latino Graduate Student Organization - LGSO

The LGSO is an organization for Graduate Students interested in the Latino culture and in making a difference in our community. We are divided into three different committees. 1) Education which is involved in a Mentoring Program with Purdue Latino undergraduate students; 2) Communication: this is involved in networking with faculty, staff, and the community; 3) Entertainment: this is involved in bridging the gap between international and domestic Latino students and many other activities. For more information, please contact Fernando Tormos at ftormos@purdue.edu.

 

PRSAPuerto Rican Student Association - PRSA

The purpose of PRSA is to establish and maintain a comfortable environment for students at Purdue University. The organization will provide different academic, professional, and sociocultural activities to encourage the discussion of Puerto Rican affairs. The PRSA will sponsor workshops, seminars, and conferences of professional development for undergraduate and graduate students. If you would like to be part of the Boricuas involved in the PRSA, you are welcome to join us. For more information, please email prsapurdue@gmail.com

 

Fraternities/Sororities

DPMDelta Phi Mu - DPM

Delta Phi Mu is a sorority that promotes unity among Hispanic cultures, intercultural exchange, leadership, and academic achievement. For more information, please contact Kathryn Stwalley, kstwalle@purdue.edu

 

DPRDelta Pi Rho - DPR

Delta Pi Rho is a Latino-based fraternity that seeks to promote and uphold excellence in academics, leadership, loyalty, and brotherhood. For more information, please contact Vicente Garcia, vhgarcia@purdue.edu

 

TPSTau Phi Sigma - TPS

Tau Phi Sigma is a multicultural fraternity seeking to promote higher education, serve the community, promote social activities, and establish a true brotherhood.For more information, please contact Edgar Plata, gamma_chapter97@yahoo.com

 

Performance

Capoeira

The mission of Capoeira is to promote the art form of Capoeira and Brazilian culture throughout Purdue. More specifically, the goal is to help improve our members’ mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing. Capoeira is an African/Brazilian art form that is a rich blend of culture, music, dance, and a deadly martial art. African slaves brought Capoeira to Brazil around 1537. The slaves were not allowed to practice any type of martial arts, so they developed their traditional dances into a fighting style. For more information, please contact Kayla Sutton, suttonk@purdue.edu

 

TangoLa Milonguera - Tango Club

La Milonguera is a student organization at Purdue University devoted to the promotion and enjoyment of everything related to Argentinean Tango. Everyone is welcome! As part of our interest in Tango, we offer three levels of classes in Tango, Milonga, and Argentine Vals. Classes are open to everyone in the Lafayette-West Lafayette area. Singles and couples are welcome. In addition to scheduled classes, we organize workshops, field trips, movies, milonga parties, performances, and more. For more information, please contact Salah Sommakia, ssommaki@purdue.edu

 

Dance TeamPurdue Latin & Ballroom Dance Team

The Latin Ballroom Club is a university organization that promotes the sport of ballroom dancing. Although our club focuses on the needs of college student dancers, we are open to all university affiliates as well as members of the local community. We offer multiple weekly group classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced dancers in social and competitive ballroom dancing. For more information, please contact secretary@purdueballroom.org

 

Salsa ClubSalsa Club

Salsa is the distillation of many Latin and Afro Caribbean dances. While we are committed in promoting Salsa dancing to the Purdue community, we encourage your participation in enriching our social circle. For more information, please contact purduesalsa@gmail.com