Latinx Student Council (LSC)

The Latinx Student Council (LSC) is composed of student representatives from Latinx-based organizations. The representatives meet with the director and the program coordinator of the Latino Cultural Center every two Mondays throughout the semester to discuss collaborations, campus climate and Latinx students’ needs. For more information, contact LCC Program Coordinator Juan Robles at robles11@purdue.edu.


Academic/Professional

ALPHA

Association 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 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 Ana Lujan at alujan@purdue.edu.

MAES

The Society of Mexican American Engineers & Scientists (MAES)

MAES is a nationwide organization with a mission 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 Alberto Beltran at muroe@purdue.edu.

SACNAS

Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

The mission of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) 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 Rebekah Figueroa at figueror@purdue.edu (sacnas.org).

SHPE

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) is leading, molding, and representing the Hispanic community in this professional arena through personal and professional development and socializing. For more information, please contact Guillermo Pozas at gpozasgu@purdue.edu.


Cultural

AZA

Association of Zamorano Alumni (AZA)

Association of Zamorano Alumni (AZA) is a nonprofit student organization. The mission of the group 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)

The Columbian Student Association at Purdue (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 in the rest of the world. For more information, please email Colombia.purdue@gmail.com.

PRSA

Puerto Rican Student Association (PRSA)

The purpose of the Puerto Rican Student Association (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 that focus on professional development for both 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

Delta Phi Mu (DPM)

Delta Phi Mu (DPM) is a historically Latina, culturally-based service and social sorority. The sorority was founded by five strong, determined, and courageous young women on August 28, 1991, on the West Lafayette, Indiana, campus of Purdue University. Rooted in the hope of advancing young Hispanic women, the sisterhood was built upon a foundation of academic excellence, support, guidance and assistance to others. Delta Phi Mu Sorority is governed by the principles of scholarship, service, and sisterhood while promoting intercultural exchange. For more information, please contact Brenda Balcazar at bbalcaza@purdue.edu.

DPR

Delta Pi Rho (DPR)

Delta Pi Rho (DPR) is a Latino-based fraternity that seeks to promote and uphold excellence in academics, leadership, loyalty, and brotherhood. For more information, please contact Samuel Vargas at vargas26@purdue.edu.

SLG

Sigma Lambda Gamma (SLG)

Sigma Lambda Gamma is a Latina-based multicultural sorority that primarily seeks excellence in Academics, Morals and 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? For more information, please contact Marilyn Sosa at msosa@purdue.edu.

TPS

Tau Phi Sigma (TPS)

Tau Phi Sigma (TPS) 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 at 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 at suttonk@purdue.edu.

Tango

La 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 Jessica Dong at dong98@purdue.edu.

Dance Team

Purdue Latin and 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 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.

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