Student Organizations

Student organizations are a great way to get involved on campus, and to meet other students who share the same interests as you. Student organizations highlighted here include the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC); the Panamanian Student Organization; the Brazilian Student Organization; Sigma Delta Pi; La Tertulia, an RSO for students interested in all things Spanish and Latin American; and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and many more.

The Mission of the League of United Latin American Citizens is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.

Contact Information for current leadership at the University of Arkansas:

President: Angel Anguiano - angelanguiano111@gmail.com

Treasurer: Rosemary Sanchez - rs036@uark.edu

As an organization, our goal is to share our culture with students from the University of Arkansas and high schools in the Northwest Arkansas region. We host numerous events throughout the year where we present our country’s dances, music, and food. We are a tight organization of nearly 200 Panamanian students, and we are always happy to welcome new members!

Contact Information for current leadership at the University of Arkansas:

President: Roque Viera - rbviera@uark.edu

Vice-President: Yeny Hau Chen - yhauchen@uark.edu

As an organization, our goal is to share our culture with students from the University of Arkansas and high schools in the Northwest Arkansas region. We host numerous events throughout the year where we present our country’s dances, music, and food. We are a tight organization of nearly 200 Panamanian students, and we are always happy to welcome new members!

Contact Information for current leadership at the University of Arkansas:

President: Carlos Malky - camalkys@uark.edu

Vice-President: Diego Igancio Perez - diperezb@uark.edu

La Tertulia is an informal social and conversation gathering for Spanish speakers, U of A Spanish students, and aficionados of all things Spanish and Latin American. We meet at 5:00 to 6:00 PM every Thursday for elementary and intermediate levels and 5:00 to 6:00 PM every Friday for advanced levels at Qdoba Restaurant on Dickson St. Stop by and give it a try!

For more information about Tertulia, contact Martha Montejo - mmmontej@uark.edu or Michael Hernandez - mh055@uark.edu.

Our mission: to integrate and support the Brazilian community living at the University of Arkansas area and to promote Brazil and its cultures throughout the University of Arkansas and Northwest Arkansas.

Contact Information for current leadership at the University of Arkansas:

President: Briana Vei - bmveiga@uark.edu

Vice-Preseident: Cynthia Ortiz - cmortiz@uark.edu

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community. Our UVa chapter serves to further these beliefs through our academic, professional, and recreational events on-grounds. We hope to expand our influence to all facets of the Charlottesville area and create a community that is Hispanic-inclusive, not exclusive.

Contact Information for current leadership at the University of Arkansas:

President: Daisy Mota - dmota@uark.edu

Treasurer: Nathaniel Lea - nplea@uark.edu

Gamma Eta Sorority, Inc. is dedicated to creating a culturally aware atmosphere in which women from diverse ethnic backgrounds can develop a sense of pride, sisterhood, and support in order to ensure professional and academic success.

Contact Information for current leadership at the University of Arkansas:

President: Michelle Escobar Alvar - maescoba@uark.edu

Treasurer: Juanybeth Morales Ortega - jm035@uark.edu

Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. is a Latina based sisterhood founded on September 29, 1990, by 13 dedicated ladies from four universities in the state of New York. We dedicate ourselves towards the goal of creating an organization that would help our communities, unite women, and uphold a distinct set of goals.

Contact Information for current leadership at the University of Arkansas:

President: Anna Karen Olivo - akolivo@uark.edu

Vice-President: JRebeca Irma Zapata - rzapata@uark.edu

Latin Heritage Organization is an organization whose vision is to create and maintain a society of students, from any cultural background, who can experience Latin cultural expressions and humanitarian actions. We want to continuously educate students of the University of Arkansas on Latin heritage.

Contact Information for current leadership at the University of Arkansas:

President: Ronel Almanza Guizado - roalmanz@uark.edu

Vice-President: Carolina Virreira - cvirreir@uark.edu

The mission of the Society is to connect, serve and advance the University of Arkansas Latino community.

Contact Information for current leadership at the University of Arkansas:

President: Cecilia Grossberger - xgrossb@uark.edu

La Familia of Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is a brotherhood composed of undergraduate, graduate, and professional men internationally. Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity is the Oldest Latino Fraternity in Existence. We dedicate ourselves toward the empowerment of our Latino community by providing intensive social and cultural programs and activities geared toward the appreciation, promotion and preservation of the Latin American Culture.

Contact Information for current leadership at the University of Arkansas:

President: Diego Garcia - deg003@uark.edu

Vice-President: Luis Reyes - lr017@uark.edu

The United Greek Council's purpose is: To unify and organize students that seek to promote diversity and cohesion on campus and in the community, encourage cooperation and harmony among member organizations, provide educational programs and service the needs and wants of member organizations, take an active role in community service activities, and serve as a liaison between university authorities and member organizations in matters of common interest.

Contact Information for current leadership at the University of Arkansas:

President: Elideth Perez - egp001@uark.edu

Vice-President: Andrea Aguayo - aa065@uark.edu