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.
- Hispanic/Latino Student Affairs (H/LSA) Freshmen Activities Board
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.
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 109 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)
- ¡Ahora! Magazine