LatinX Affairs | LSU Office of Multicultural Affairs

Latinx Student Affairs

All students who identify in some way with Hispanic/Latino/a/x are welcome and encouraged to meet other Latinx individuals on campus. Our goal is to encourage, guide, and enable the academic, professional, and social achievements for all students on campus. Through engaging in cultural events we will develop strong relationships that will empower us to greater success.

As the student demographics continue to shift, the Office of Multicultural Affairs will continue to meet the students’ needs in order to help students persist and graduate.
Each academic year, our office will focus and explore our Hispanic/Latin community to better serve our students and the Baton Rouge community. With this initiative in mind, our goal is to create and plan events accessible to every student in the LSU community.

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Latinx les da la bienvenido a todos los estudiantes que de alguna manera se identifiquen con y/o encuentren en el mundo latinoamericano y/o hispánico sus raíces culturales ¡A todos les animamos a encontrarse y reunirse en el campus con otros estudiantes latinx! Nuestro objetivo es motivar, guiar y apoyar los logros académicos, profesionales y sociales del grupo. A través de la participación en los eventos culturales, esperamos que todos y cada uno de los integrantes de latinx puedan establecer relaciones de amistad y compañerismo así como desarrollar vínculos profesionales que fortalezcan sus metas y los dirijan hacia el éxito.

La Oficina de Asuntos Multiculturales sigue atentamente los cambios y variaciones dentro de las necesidades de la población estudiantil latinx con el fin de saber cómo apoyar mejor sus estudios y encaminarlos de manera directa hacia la graduación. Cada año académico, nuestra oficina centra sus esfuerzos en saber más de nuestra comunidad latinx para así servir mejor a nuestros estudiantes y la comunidad de Baton Rouge. Con dicha iniciativa, nuestro objetivo es crear y planear eventos accesibles a todos estudiantes de LSU.

 


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Spring 2022 Events 

Contact: latinxaffairs@lsu.edu or 225-578-8497 if you want more information about these events or how to recommend ideas for future events. 

Please RSVP here for events.  Your RSVP helps us prepare for COVID-19 safety and to estimate quantity of refreshments. Zoom links for hybrid events will be sent to those who RSVP. 

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Welcome Back Latinx Dance Night

Date: POSTPONED DUE TO COVID PRECAUTION

Celebrate the new semester with Latinx music. Dance with old friends and make new ones! 

 

 

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Camino al Mundial Watch Party

Date: Weds, Feb 2 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Women's Center

Come watch the CONCACAF qualifying rounds to the Qatar World Cup 2022. Bring your favorite snacks. We'll have some too! And be ready to yell out goooooooooolll! 

RSVP encouraged here.


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Fusion Nights

Date:  Last Tuesdays of the month - Feb 22, March 29, April 26 - 6:00-8:00 PM

Location: Student Union Atchafalaya 339

Intersectional community building events with free fusion-themed dinner, dialogue & games led by diverse student orgs. 

RSVP encouraged here.


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Grad Student Networking Mixers


Date:  First Thursdays of the month - Feb 3, March 3, April 7 - 5:00-7:00 PM

Location: LSU Foundation Terrace - 3796 Nicholson Dr

Receive “preaux tips” from local Latinx professionals and other scholars of color while networking over drinks and refreshments. 

RSVP encouraged here.

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Día de la Amistad - Karaoke

Date: Weds, Feb 16 6:00 - 7:00 PM 

Location: 258 Student Union & virtual

Come sing along to your favorite love songs in Spanish and Portuguese! 

RSVP encouraged here.

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Afro-Latinx Black History Speaker


Date: Thurs, Feb 24 5:00 - 6:00 PM 

Location: Student Union Capital Chamber Room 329 & virtual

How much do you know about the Afro-Latinx intersection? Come learn more about the history of African diaspora in Latin American and the local Baton Rouge context with speakers Dr. Lorinda Sealy and Thyra Buchanan. 

RSVP encouraged here.

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Compartiendo Esperanza

Date: Weds, March 30 & Thurs, April 28 4:00 - 5:00 PM 

Location: Women's Center

In partnership with National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Louisiana state program director and LSU alumn Tatiana Gonzalez will lead discussions on how to discuss mental health with family and loved ones within the Hispanic community. Come to one or both sessions. 

RSVP encouraged here

Contact: latinxaffairs@lsu.edu or 225-578-8497 if you want more information on these events and how to recommend ideas for next year. 

Latinx Block Party 


Date: Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Location: Atchafalaya Room 339 - Student Union
Contact: latinxaffairs@lsu.edu or 225-578-8497

Join us as we kick-off LAHHM with music, food, and resource information! 

 

What Does It Mean to be Latinx?: Community Conversation


Thursday, September 23 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Location: Atchafalaya Room Student Union 

In this dialogue, Latinx participants will discuss topics ranging from what countries have the best dishes, family dynamics, what's the best music to listen to, and how they feel about the term "Latinx." Allies are welcome to come listen and participate in a closing reflection. Light refreshments will be served. 

Latinx Dance Night

Date: Tuesday, September 28th
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Location: Union Royal Cotillion Ballroom
Contact: latinxaffairs@lsu.edu or 225-578-8497

Join us as we celebrate LAHHM through an evening of food, music, and dance lessons! 

Power and Problems of Latinx Identity: Interactive Lecture


Wednesday, September 29 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

Location:  Human Ecology Building Room 115 and online

Dr. Melinda Gonzalez will unpack the complexities of Latinx identity in the U.S, discussing the political, financial, and social power of the pan-Latinx movement, and addressing the problems of ascribing to an ethnic identity rooted in Spanish conquest.

 

Exporing our Pasts: Discussion on Pre-Hispanic Cultures


Date: Thursday, October 7th 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM 

Location: E137 in Howe-Russell and online

Join the Department of Geography & Anthropology and Office of Multicultural Affairs for an interactive lecture on Peruvian and Mayan Archeology. 

Music & Dreams: Latinx Immigrant Student Panel


Wednesday, October 13. 4:00-5:00 PM

Location: Sternberg Salon French House and online

Come listen to students from Latin American countries play music and share their experiences as immigrants. Light refreshments will be served. 

 

Tropical Dance Lessons

Dates: Tues/Weds October 19 & 20 2021

Location: Studio A UREC

Tropical Dance Lessons on merengue, bachata, and salsa. No prior experience needed. Just a willingness to learn and dance! Email atorr35@lsu.edu for more information. Walk-ins welcome. RSVP encouraged. 

Día de los Muertos Memorial Celebration 

Date: Monday, November 1. 

Location: Memorial Tower 

Join in the traditon of honoring your departed loved ones. Drop In between 3-6PM to make your own mini altar or add copies of photos of your departed loved ones to the campus altar. Free scanning & printing available at the Office of Multicultural Affairs 335 Student Union. For more information email atorr35@lsu.edu.

6:00-6:30 PM brief program with music and poems. 

 


Other Offerings 

The LSU Textile & Costume Museum has an exhibition on Maya textile artistry. The museum is located on Tower Drive in the Human Ecology Building. It is open Monday through Friday 8:00AM - 4:30PM and on the first Sunday of the month from 2:00 - 4:00PM. Click here for more information. 

 


Latinx Center


Your Cozy Latin American Hispanic Community Space Students Reading

Location: 302G in the Union

Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday through Friday

Contact: latinxaffairs@lsu.edu or 225-578-8497

Drop by to study, relax, and spend time here between classes. Use the conference rooms for meetings. Make use of free printing and other resources from the friendly Office of Multicultural Affairs staff.