Student Groups

MSA-First-Year Activities Board (MSA FAB)   

Through MSA's First-Year Activities Board, you will meet and connect with other first-year students from around the University, learn about important resources designed to help you succeed at Northwestern, and develop important leadership skills that will last a lifetime. It's a fun, easy, and unique way of getting involved on campus. Membership is open to any first-year student. Don't wait! Fill out the membership form and join today!

Advocacy/Socio-Political Organizations   

Alianza - The Hispanic/Latino Student Alliance

Alianza Exec Board at Comedy Beatdown Alianza is the largest Hispanic/Latino student organization at Northwestern University. Its purpose is to unite and support its members to work towards the advancement of an empowered, productive, Hispanic/Latino presence on campus. Alianza is a cultural, educational, and social programming body, which also serves as a vehicle for activism. Alianza was formed in 1989 with a goal to improve conditions for Latinas/os and to offer students an opportunity to come together and work for the betterment of the Latino community at NU.

M.E.Ch.A de NU

MEChA Members

M.E.Ch.A. de Northwestern seeks to bring a critical voice on campus that recognizes it can only exist if it works with faculty, staff, campus workers, and other student organizations that speak to marginalized experiences because one person’s struggle is everyone’s struggle. M.E.Ch.A. de NU exists on occupied, indigenous lands and we recognize that people have made great sacrifices to share radical knowledge and to get us to have access to spaces like Northwestern. We use our-stories as communities resisting oppression to inform our politics. Rather than defining community as consisting of people with shared imposed identities, we define community as people working towards the same goal. This is necessary to unite our gente, wake us up, and help us mobilize with other folks. As MEChistAs we seek to promote self-love, compassion, and critical consciousness. 

Greek-Letter Organizations

Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.


Founded in 1975 as the nation's first and largest Latina sorority, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. serves to provide a sisterhood based on the three principles of unity, love, and respect; to provide social and cultural activities; carry on charitable and educational programs; promote leadership; maintain high academic standards; and to serve as a voice for the Latino community. As an academic sorority, we pride ourselves in both scholarly excellence and extracurricular involvement and leadership at Northwestern. We are honored to have been awarded the Chapter of the Year award for the 2010-2011 school year, as well as seven other chapter and individual Greek awards from the university. Lambda Theta Alpha sisters are ladies in every sense of the word, and our sisterhood is on that lasts for a lifetime. 

Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.


The Northwestern Colony of La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated was formally established at Northwestern University on April 5, 2013. LUL is the first, and only, Latino interest Fraternity to be formally established in every Ivy League institution. The organization strives to cultivate males and provide them with the support necessary to become leaders and gentlemen through achievement in academics, commitment to service and philanthropy, cultural competence, and active involvement both within and beyond the university. Nationally, LUL looks to help younger students achieve their true potential through their service and philanthropy initiative, Providing Access To Higher Education (PATHE).

Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.

NU Betas

Sigma Lambda Beta is the Largest Latino-Based multicultural social fraternity established on cultural understanding and wisdom. Founded on April 4th 1986 at the University of Iowa, the organization is committed to create and expand multicultural leadership, promote academic excellence, advance cultural awareness and service while influencing its mission amongst all dedicated collegiate men worldwide. The Northwestern University Colony was founded in the spring of 2013.

Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.

Sigma Lambda Gamma Community Awards Recipients

Sigma Lambda Gamma is the largest historically Latina-based multicultural oriented sorority in the nation, with a membership that reflects over 112 countries of origin and making up over 126 chapters. The Tau Alpha chapter was the first Latina-based sorority at Northwestern University, and was founded on February 19, 2000. SLG strives to be the premier organization committed to providing a mechanism of empowerment to all women. We promote academic excellence and higher education for all women via a dedication and incorporation of the sorority principles - Academics, Community Services, Cultural Awareness, Morals & Ethics, and Social Interactions-in our lives.

Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc.


Omega Delta Phi is a service/social fraternity dedicated to the needs and concerns of the community. The purpose of this fraternity is to promote and maintain the traditional values of Unity, Honesty, Integrity and Leadership. This brotherhood was founded in order to provide ANY man, a diverse fraternal experience which coincides with a higher education. Omega Delta Phi provides a medium for positive change and develops character through academics, service, cultural awareness and brotherhood. Our brotherhood was established at Northwestern on November 25, 1997 and we continue today to fulfill the legacy of the men that came before us.

Performing-Arts Groups

Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Northwestern: Ritmo de Mis Ancestros

Ballet Folklorico 2013

Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Northwestern: Ritmo de Mis Ancestros (Rhythm of my Ancestors) is a student group dedicated to the beauty and history of traditional Mexican song and dance. It was founded by five Chicana freshmen recognizing the importance of their traditional dances as a form of resistance. Over the winter of 2012-13 they came together, and in the spring of 2013 Ballet Folklórico had their official debut.


Mezcla performing at festival LatiNU

Mezcla is a Hispanic/Latino performing arts groups that 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, theatre, and visual art. Mezcla translated means mixture, or variety. That is exactly what our mission entails. We provide a unique outlet for members of the community to express themselves and their cultures through the fine arts.

Mariachi Northwestern

Mariachi Northwestern

Northwestern's first and premier Mariachi group, Mariachi NU, brings the culture and tradition of Mexican folk music right to the Evanston campus. The award-winning group is the only Mariachi group in the North Shore of Chicago, and has performed at numerous events. They pride themselves on being a multicultural group, most of the members do not identify as Mexican-American. All are welcome to join. No prior experience in Mariachi music necessary.

Religious Groups

LaFe Latino InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

LaFe Latino InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

LaFe stands for Latino Fellowship. We are an InterVarsity Christian Fellowship ministry to Latino/a students on campus, across the U.S. We are una comunidad that welcomes Catholics, Evangelicals, and anyone who just wants to know more about and/or deepen their relationship with God. We meet often to discuss for dicussing the Bible, celebrate our 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 our people. We do this by providing students a place for Spiritual Growth, Community, Service and Familia.

Academic/Pre-Professional Groups

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Executive Board

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employwed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization or professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community. The concept of networking was the key basis for this organization. SHPE quickly established two student chapters to begin to network that would grow to emcompass the nation as well as reach countries outside the United States. Today, SHPE enjoys a strong but independent network of professional and student chapters throughout the nation.

The mission of SHPE at Northwestern it to promote the advancement of all ethnicities, majors, and backgroundss 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.

Publication Groups

  • ¡Ahora! Magazine