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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 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 council 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 promote unity, service, and social responsibility.

Academic/Professional

ALPFAAssociation for Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting - ALPFA

We at the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting strive to create an environment that fosters professionalism and leadership. The organization will provide assistance in job allocation and training as well as provide a link between professionals and Latino students, thus preparing its members for success in and out of the corporate American workforce. (www.alpfa.org)

 

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.

 

Nursing Students Without Borders

To promote health empowerment through education, build networks to access health care resources, and distribute material donations to developing world communities while expanding the perspective of the nursing student.

 

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. (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. (www.shpe.org)

 

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.

 

Latino Alliance - LA

Latino Alliance creates awareness of the Latino culture and promotes unity in our community by being the voice for the population through student involvement and academic activities. Everyone is welcome!

 

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.

 

Fraternities/Sororities

DPMDelta Phi Mu - DPM

Delta Phi Mu is a sorority that promotes unity among Hispanic cultures, intercultural exchange, leadership, and academic achievement.

 

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.

 

SLGSigma Lambda Gamma - SLG

Sigma Lambda Gamma is a Latina-based multicultural sorority that primarily seeks excellence in Academics, Morals & Ethics, Cultural Awareness, Community Service, and Social Interaction. SLG is also the fastest growing fraternal organization in the nation. Interested in becoming a Woman of Distinction? Please contact purdue.gammas@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Latin & Ballroom Dance Club

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.

 

Dance 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.