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Hispanic Student Association (HSA)

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Mission Statement

The Hispanic Student Association (HSA) of the University of Georgia serves to assist the University in meeting the needs of the Hispanic and Latino student body.  HSA works to preserve and promote the richness and diversity of the Hispanic / Latino-American culture.  To these aims the HSA shall encourage cultural diversity, articulate the concerns of Hispanic and Latino students, and cultivate relationships with other student organizations and the Athens-Clarke County community.

Objectives

  • To inform and promote educational events in regard to the Latino community among all students at the University of Georgia
  • To continue the collaboration and co-sponsorship with multiple organizations to ensure understanding across campus
  • To bring cultural awareness to the Latino and non-Latino communities at the University of Georgia
  • To provide valuable networking and career development opportunities for the Latino and non-Latino members

Membership

  • Approximately 120 active students

Programs and Events

  • Noche Latina
  • Voces Unidas
  • Noche de Amor
  • Orgullo Hispano
  • Spring Gala

History

1992 Presented - 1st Hispanic Night themed “500 Years of Discovery”
1993 Hosted - 1st Union of Southeastern Hispanic Students
Published Article - “¿Quien es mas macho?” by Enrigue J. Gonzales in Kross Kultures Magazine
1994 Presented - 1st Hispanic Film Festival
2000 Update - Hispanic Night changed name to Fiesta Latina
2001 Presented - “Latinos in the Dark: Unmasking the Stereotypes” at Dawg Days
Trail Blazer – Mr. Art Hernandez was slated as a candidate for SGA President
Trail Blazer – Mr. Kevin Sanchez was slated as a candidate for SGA Vice President
2005 Hosted - 1st HSA Spring Gala
Guest Speaker – Between The Lines Productions, Inc. present: “Platanos & Collard Greens”
Presented - “¡Oye Mi Canto!” with Lambda Theta Alpha Sorority, Inc.
2011 Trail Blazer – Celebrated the organizations 20th Anniversary


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