Other Latinx Student Organizations and Resources

LATIN AMERICAN STUDENTS ASSOCIATION (LASA)

LASA's mission is to spread cultural awareness of Latin American culture through social events and collaborations in an effort to spread friendship and understanding across multiple cultures.

Monthly Meetings on the last Thursday of the month at 7:00pm

Student Organization page

Social Media/Events: https://www.instagram.com/vsulasa/

Contact: Aldo Madrigal Olivarez (Club President) 

email: amadrigalolivare@valdosta.edu 

phone: (478) 444-3244

 

SPANISH CLUB

The Spanish Club practices the Spanish language and strives to enlighten people on the Hispanic culture by incorporating information about a specific Hispanic country at each of their meetings. Any student can join whether they are fluent in Spanish or just wants to brush up on their Spanish, regardless of their major. We also aim to spread the language and culture through social events. 

In order to join the Spanish club, a student must pay a $5 membership fee or $15 to receive a Spanish Club t-shirt. If a student wants to join the Spanish Club, they can contact the club advisor, Dr. Edris Brannen, or the club president, Victoria Merritt.

Victoria Merritt (President) vnmerritt@valdosta.edu 

Dr. Edris Brannen (Club Advisor) elbrannen@valdosta.edu

 

OFFICE OF STUDENT DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Our mission is simply to educate on diversity, enhance equity, and embrace inclusivity.

  • Educate through trainings and intentional conversations, we educate by increasing awareness of one's own identities (internal, external, social, organizational, and cultural) and how you relate, respect, and accept the identities of others. 
  • Enhance understanding of social inequalities and how they continue individually and systemically through biases, and how biases influence interaction with others. 
  • Embrace differences and use them synergistically to improve intercultural effectiveness, and inclusive excellence to develop strategies to combat bias. 

Homepage

Phone: 229-253-4446

Campus Address: 3rd Floor Student Union

 

 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HISPANIC/LATINX STUDENTS

Latino College Dollars *Search Engine

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Scholarship Fund

MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) Scholarship Guide *Resource Guide

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders

Microsoft Scholarship

 

COLLEGE ASSISTANCE MIGRANT PROGRAM (CAMP)

https://www.valdosta.edu/academics/camp/

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at Valdosta State University is federally funded through the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Migrant Education for a 5-year grant period. The CAMP Program was established to assist migrant and seasonal farmworkers, or their dependents, through their first year of college. CAMP will support these students by providing intensive academic, social, and financial support to help them succeed during their first year at VSU and continue with their post-secondary education. 

Financial Assistance, Academic Support, and Career Development services can be found on the CAMP website

 

LATINX & INDIGENOUS FUTURE EDUCATORS (L&IFE)

Latinx & Indigenous Future Educators (L&IFE) is a student-led organization for future educators who identify as Latinx and/or Indigenous and seek an affinity space, guidance and assistance, and mentorship from L&I faculty and staff. Membership is free and open to VSU future educators who identify as Latinx and/or Indigenous. Other interested parties can complete the interest survey below and receive general information to participate in support of our mission.

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