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Amigos de las Americas: AMIGOS is a leader in international youth development, creating a world in which young people realize their full potential as leaders and global citizens. We provide extraordinary opportunities for youth to design and lead projects in collaboration with US and Latin American peers and partner organizations across the Americas. Our strong partner network, built over 50 years, enables authentic engagements in communities across the region. For more information please visit Amigos de las Americas.

Argentine Tango Club: To build and sustain a community that gathers to practice and promote Argentine Tango at UCSD. For more information please contact or visit Argentine Tango Club at UCSD.

Bachata Club at UCSD:   The Bachata Club at UC San Diego is a non-profit organization offering Bachata dance instruction to the student population at large (undergraduate, graduate, part-time, full-time), faculty, staff, and alumni. We hope to create a fun social group that will foster a life-long appreciation for dancing in general. We also seek to enrich the UCSD campus life by providing an affordable and entertaining outlet for students to learn about Bachata dancing.  For more information please contact

Brazilian Student Association: It is the purpose of the Brazilian Student Association to represent and empower the Brazilian community in the University and its surroundings, to establish solid relationships with other universities and to form partnerships with the social, political, corporate and industrial sectors of Brazilian society. Our association also has as its mission to spread Brazilian culture and lifestyle by providing a comfortable environment and social network for members as well as all others interested in Brazilian culture. The Brazilian Student Association is a non-profit cultural, social and professional organization striving to promote the Brazilian culture as well as serving the above-mentioned purpose around UCSD campus and its surrounding environment. For more information please contact or visit BRASA at UC San Diego.

Ballet Folklorico La Joya de Mexico: To engage members in a cultural understanding of Mexican Folk dance.      For more information please contact or visit UCSD Ballet Folklorico - La Joya de Mexico.

Catholic Community at UCSD (Newman Center): We are students, alumni, faculty and staff at UCSD, as well as young adults and residents of the surrounding area who celebrate life together as the Catholic Community at UCSD. We feel at home in this community and are free to experience Christ's presence in the Word, in the Eucharist and in each other. Hospitality and welcome are hallmarks of our community. We are passionate about living the Gospel in the context of our Catholic faith. To us this means living in unity, embracing diversity. For more information please contact or visit Newman Center Catholic Community at UC San Diego.

Central Americans Raising Awareness in Solidarity: The purpose of this organization shall be to raise awareness of the cultural, socio-political, and traditional issues facing Central America and the Central American diaspora in the United States. We will serve with the intent to enrich the minds of the UCSD student body, faculty, and staff. Moreover, we would like to give our Central American students here at UCSD a sense of home and belonging.This organization will provide but will not be limited to: group cultural and traditional socials, fundraising for the community, and community service. For more information please contact or visit Central Americans Raising Awareness in Solidarity - CARAS.

Chicanx/Latinx for Student Medicine: We are a pre-health undergraduate organization that is committed to providing support, guidance, and education in our pursuit for higher education in medicine. Our beliefs are deeply rooted in providing better health care for our underserved communities through service, empowerment, and improving access to culturally-competent health care. For more information please contact: or visit UCSD Chicanx/Latinx for Community Medicine (CCM).

Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity Inc.: The mission of Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation built on the foundation of respect and brotherhood, is to establish and promote a nurturing environment at the university level and beyond, through academic excellence, community service, and the celebration of the diverse Latinx Culture. For more information please contact or visit UCSD Gammas.

Hermanas Unidas de UCSD: Hermanas Unidas is a Latina based organization that focuses primarily on academics, community service, and collegial networking. "Poder de la Mujer" is what all Hermanas strive to embody, both as individual women and as an organization. The motto symbolizes the strength and will of each and every Hermana in their quest for higher education, the empowerment of their families and communities, as well as equality in education, the workplace and the rest of society. For more information please contact or visit Hermanas Unidas De UCSD.

Hermanos Unidos de UCSD: Hermanos Unidos de UC San Diego will strive to create a welcoming and empowering brotherhood or “hermandad” amongst its members. Hermanos Unidos de UC San Diego will strive to attain this goal by embracing the three foundational pillars, which are stated in the Hermanos Unidos Constitution. “The three foundational pillars of Hermanos Unidos are Academic Scholarship, Community Service, and Social Networking. Academic Scholarship reflects the primary reason why an Hermano attends an institution of higher learning: to receive a quality education. Community Service represents an Hermano’s commitment to community involvement. Social Networking will seek to make the transition from high school/ community college to undergraduate life less traumatic and more meaningful for incoming Hermanos. Fulfilling the three pillars leads to the development of partnerships and alliances necessary for successfully accomplishing the mission of Hermanos Unidos. Thus, all three pillars should be approached with equal amount of concern, time, and intensity” -HU Constitution. For more infomration please contact or visit Hermanos Unidos de UC San Diego.

La Fe (Intervarsity):  We are a group of Chicano/Latino students exploring God, faith, and the experiences of our people. We strive to walk along one another in all aspects of faith; personal, social, and communal. Being cultural people we ask the question of how our faith intersects and defines our ethnic identity, community, academics, and life. Come join us, all are welcome in this familia! For more information please contact or visit InterVarsity UCSD.

Lambda Theta Alpha Sorority Inc.: The purpose of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. shall be to provide a sisterhood based on unity, love and respect in an effort to foster the development of strong leaders who will then provide and practice political, social and cultural activities. It shall also be the purpose of Lambda Theta Alpha to promote unity through charitable and educational programs, maintain a higher standard of learning and serve as a voice for all students. Established in 1975, Lambda Theta Alpha was the first sorority of its kind. The pioneering actions of our sorority’s Founding Mothers have allowed independent women on campus to feel a sense of belonging, while providing a space to achieve their highest academic and professional potential. As a result, Lambda Theta Alpha has come to define a new role for the universal woman – one with education, goals and vision in hope of great success. For more information please contact or visit Eta Gamma Chapter of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.

Lambda Theta Nu Sorority Inc.: The purpose of Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. shall be to open doors of opportunity to the Latinas of our community. Our primary focus is academic excellence and meeting the needs of Latina women in higher education. Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. also promotes the advancement of Latinas through various campus activities and community services, and provides an environment for personal growth within a unit of sisterhood. Lambda Theta Nu Sorority Inc.'s priorities, however, will be placed upon academic excellence and community service.  For more information please contact: or visit Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc.

Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Inc.:   Lambda Theta Phi is a latin-based fraternity seeking to establish a diverse/ multicultural Greek brotherhood and an equitable college campus, by empowering underrepresented communities within the San Diego region through community service, and becoming a progressive voice for students in campus affairs through active engagement and support in student organizing. On an individual level, Lambdas seeks to enhance members and interested individuals college experience by providing opportunities to participate and facilitate events which will develop into leadership, professional, academic, and life skills necessary to thrive in life and the integral components of a balanced life: social, service, extracurricular, health & wellness, finance, mentorship, academic, cultural, professional, and spiritual. Furthermore, Lambda Theta Phi at UCSD strives to work on the following goals within the UCSD community. Developing a more unified student body through cross-collaboration amongst Greek, non-greek, and residential organizations as well as participation throughout the campus community centers! For more information please contact or visit Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Inc.

Latin American Student OrganizationLASO is a student-run organization dedicated to increasing the understanding of Latin American politics, economics and culture. It seeks to provide students with opportunities to interact. LASO's program foci are community service, cultural enrichment, professional opportunities and social activities. Past activities include blanket drives in Mexico, the Preuss School Mentoring Program, public speaking and cultural events and the annual Latin American Festival. In addition, LASO serves as a liaison between the School’s administration, alumni and businesses to ensure that Latin American interests are represented. For more information please visit LASO.

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Migrant Rights Awareness: Migrant Rights Awareness strives for change in our community so that all people regardless of immigration status are guaranteed absolute access to equal rights and opportunities and are perceived as being deserving of the same. Migrant Rights Awareness (MiRA) is committed to work to make the UCSD campus climate and community inclusive of the undocumented community on and off campus. We seek to promote the need and necessity of resources for undocumented students and students of mixed status families so that they are retained at the university level. Also MiRA strives make it so that UCSD is viewed as more accessible to students who identify as undocumented and may shy away from this university due to the demographic and geographical proximity to the US- Mexico Border and checkpoints. For more information please contact or visit Migrant Rights Awareness.

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan (MEChA): M.E.Ch.A. is a political voice for UCSD. It takes part in a series of political events through out the year, such as Raza Awareness Week. M.E.Ch.A. also honors many cultural holidays such as El dia de los Muertos and Las Posadas that occur in December; creating an atmosphere for social interaction. M.E.Ch.A. also strives in bridging the gap between High School and College by working directly with the youth of our community. This is accomplished through our annual Raza Youth Empowerment Conference, weekly outreach events, campus tours, overnight programs, and one on one mentoring. In realizing the importance of giving back to the community, we recognize that we are at UCSD to be successful students. We strive to build a community that is strong and united. The year is finalized with our Raza Graduation. Most importantly, throughout the year we build a strong network of people who are currently aware students, activists, and friends. For more information please contact or visit Mecha de UCSD.

Nu Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Inc: We, NU ALPHA KAPPA, seek to unite and involve all students in a more harmonious and brotherly atmosphere through academic, social, and cultural means. There is a need to interface the various backgrounds that constitute the student body of our fraternal university chapter, in order to improve relations amongst all students and the community. for more information please contact or visit Nu Alpha Kappa - UCSD, Lambda Chapter.

Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc: Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is the Oldest Latino Fraternity in Existence. The history of Phi Iota Alpha Latino Fraternity is the history of all Latino college students and professionals who strive to keep their intellectual heritage alive. Phi Iota Alpha’s vision is La Unión De La Patria Latino Americana and our mission is the promotion of personal, community, and Pan-American development through the ideals of Pan-American intellectuals and their philosophies. We believe in a commitment to the Latin American culture which involves intellectual development, cultural consciousness, personal growth, personal achievement, and social awareness. For more information please contact or visit UCSD Phiotas.

Phi Lambda Rho Sorority Inc.:  Phi Lambda Rho Sorority, Inc. is committed to developing and empowering strong Chicana/ Latina leaders who will make a positive impact in their community. As an organization, we strive to provide women with the resources to grow personally, academically, and professionally in order to reach their ultimate goal. We are composed of seven diverse chapters across California that continually strive to fulfill our four objectives: Academic Excellence, Community Service, Promotion of the Chicana/Latina Culture, Sisterhood. Our purpose is to promote academics, community service, sisterhood, and the Chicano/Latino culture. For more information please contact or visit Phi Lambda Rho - Gamma Chapter.

Project Nicaragua: A non-profit organization that aims to improve the quality of health care in Nicaragua, cultivate humanitarian traits in future professionals, and raise awareness of Nicaragua. For more information please contact: or visit Project Nicaragua UCSD.

Queer and Trans* People of Color: Queer and Trans* People of Color (QT*POC) at UCSD was established in 2000 by a group of Queer students of Color FED UP with racism in the queer community, and with homophobia and transphobia within cultural organizations. With this, at the core of QT*POC are our commitments to struggle and our commitments to activism. We recognize the intersections of our multiple, beautiful, and sometimes confusing identities, as well as the related intersections of social justice movements. We create a SPACE--a social, political, academic, and cultural environment--to enhance our members' entire self-being and holistic wellness. For more information please contact: or visit QTPOC UCSD.

Raza Graduate Student Association: The purposes of the Raza Graduate Student Association (RGSA) are to: 1) increase unity among graduate students of color, particularly Latinx/Chicanx students, at UCSD 2) promote graduate education to Latinx/Chicanx undergraduate student populations, and recruit them for graduate school at UCSD 3) provide a community, resources, and a social network for graduate students of color at UCSD (RGSA is a not-for-profit organization.) For more information please contact

SACNAS Chapter at UCSD: The purposes of this organization shall be: (1) To further the work of, to improve the effectiveness of, and to enhance the public understanding of and appreciation for Chicanos, Latinos, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other underrepresented minorities in science; (2) To cooperate with other individuals, organizations, clubs, and other groups whose purposes include the achievement of public understanding for Chicanos, Latinos, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other underrepresented minorities in the sciences; (3) To promote student recruitment and retention of Chicanos, Latinos, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other underrepresented minorities in science at UC San Diego; (4) To provide a forum for students from different science majors and science related majors to come together for academic, community service and social activities at UC San Diego. For more information please contact or visit SACNAS UCSD.

Sigma Alpha Zeta: The purpose of Sigma Alpha Zeta Sorority, Incorporated shall be to act as an elite multicultural group who promotes the upward mobility of women and enhances the community by means of education and voluntary services. For more information please contact or visit Sigma Alpha Zeta, Inc. Theta Chapter.

Sigma Pi Alpha National Sorority Inc.: Sigma Pi Alpha is a Chicana/Latina based sorority that focuses on community service, campus involvement, and sisterhood and within these components we stress academics and cultural awareness. We hope to provide women with the means to access higher education and to provide women on campus with community service opportunities and academic, personal, and individual support. Although we are a Chicana/Latina based sorority, our sisterhood reaches out to all different ethnicities. For more information please contact or visit Sigma Phi Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers: Mission SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize their fullest potential and impacts the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development. Vision SHPE's vision is a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians and engineers. For more information please contact or visit SHPE at UC San Diego.

Student Affirmative Action CommitteeThe Student Affirmative Action Committee (SAAC), formed in 1975, is a UC San Diego student coalition committed to upholding the principles of educational equity and opposing institutional oppression. SAAC is dedicated to fighting ignorance, addressing the issues confronting historically underrepresented and/or underserved students and promoting cross-cultural awareness and communication by strengthening the bonds between students and organizations.

Students Against Mass Incarceration: This student organization seeks to educate the campus about mass incarceration (the Prison Industrial Complex) as a form of institutionalized racism. To do so, the group will provide a space to cultivate a culture of undergraduate student activism against the injustice in the U.S. prison system and cooperate with faculty and graduate students to spread awareness primarily through screenings, speakers, and panels. For more information please contact or visit Students Against Mass Incarceration - UCSD.

Student-Worker Collective: We are community members, undergraduates, graduate students and workers working together to build solidarity – through collaboration and support.  For more information please visit UCSD Student Worker Colective.

The HUB: Since the launch of the UC Global Food Initiative in 2015, UC San Diego has taken strategic action to ensure students have access to a variety of resources to meet their Basic Needs. We are carrying out a charge of priorities set for Basic Needs security so that each UC San Diego student has the opportunity to focus on their academic excellence. Basic Needs refers to the most essential resources required to thrive as a human being which includes access to nutritious food, stable housing, and financial resources. As a passionate campus community ally, it is our highest goal to serve students with respect, offer referrals to on and off campus resources based on their Basic Needs to increase accessibility to food, housing, and financial resources. For more information please contact or visit Basic Needs.

The Salsa Club at UCSD: The UCSD Salsa Club attempts to bring dance to all members of the UCSD student and faculty community. It's a place where we practice, practice, socialize, relax, and relax some more on the dance floor. Timid about dance, let allow salsa dancing? That's alright- learn moves on our dance floors so you can later bust them out on hot latin club floors. For more information please contact or visit Salsa Society at UCSD.

Triton Food Pantry: The mission of the Triton Food Pantry is to provide a discreet service to UCSD students in need of food. Our goals are to ensure that every student has enough energy to get through the day and that no student needs to give up a single meal for any reason. We aim to build a network of resources and awareness about food insecurity. For more information please contact or visit The Triton Food Pantry.