Hispanic Student Association (HSA)

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