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Student Life

Latinos are active participants in the Northwestern community.

There are many ways for you to get involved on campus and in the community. In addition to the full list of Latino student groups below, see the Wildcat Connection student group directory for a full list of Northwestern's nearly 500 clubs and organizations. 

Advocacy

Hispanic/Latino Student Affairs (H/LSA) Freshmen Activities Board (FAB)

This first-year only student group was established to help new students get involved with the Northwestern Hispanic/Latino community. Students plan social and community service events primarily for first-year students within the Hispanic/Latino Community, while learning about important resources designed to help them succeed at Northwestern, and develop important leadership skills that will last a lifetime. These tools and skills then help students transition into various student groups and executive board positions. It's a fun, easy, and unique way of getting involved on campus.

Alianza – The Hispanic/Latino Student Alliance

Alianza Is the largest Hispanic/Latino student organization on campus with the purpose to unite and support its members to work towards the advancement of an empowered, productive Hispanic/Latino presence at Northwestern University. Alianza is a cultural, educational, and social programming body, which also serves as a vehicle for activism.

Intercambios (Centro Romero)

This community-based organization serves the Latino immigrant and refugee population, which is facing the challenge of integrating into U.S. society. The Centro promotes social and civic participation in mainstream America to increase community members' opportunities for upward social mobility.

Religious

Latino Fellowship (LaFe) 

LaFe is an InterVarsity Christian Fellowship ministry to Latino/a students on campus, across the United States. They are una comunidad that welcomes Catholics, Evangelicals, and anyone who wants to know more about and/or deepen their relationship with God. Their meetings are held to discuss the Bible, celebrate their faith and enjoy food and great company. LaFe is committed to developing Latino leaders who serve the campus community with the love of Jesus Christ as they explore God, faith, and the experiences of their people. They do so by providing students with a place for Spiritual Growth, Community, Service, andFamilia.

Performance

Mezcla 

This Hispanic/Latino performing arts group advocates cultural awareness through visual and performing arts. Mezcla is committed to organizing cultural events and performances that consist of, but are not limited to, music, dance and visual art. Mezcla translated means mixture, or variety, which is what their mission entails. Mezcla provides a unique outlet for members of the community to express themselves and their cultures through the fine arts.

Mariachi Northwestern

Mariachi Northwestern is Northwestern's premiere and only Mariachi. It welcomes students from all backgrounds to help bring Mariachi music and Mexican culture to campus.

Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Northwestern: Ritmo de Mis Ancestros (Rhythm of My Ancestors)

This traditional Mexican dance group is dedicated to spreading folklore music and dance on Northwestern's campus and the surrounding community. 

Pre-Professional

National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)

NAHJ is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. The organization provides its members with networking opportunities with media professionals, regional and national journalism conferences, access to career opportunities, and access to scholarships. They strive to serve as a versatile resource for the Hispanic/Latino community.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

The mission of SHPE at Northwester is to promote the advancement of all ethnicities, majors, and backgrounds in education, employment, and society. SHPE at Northwestern University serves the Northwestern Community and surrounding schools through academic workshops, community service, and inter-student cooperation.

Greek Organizations

  • Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.
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