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. The Latinx Center is housed within the Office of Multicultural Affairs at LSU. The center serves as a hub for students who identify as Hispanic/Latin American or who seek to be an ally to Hispanic/Latin American populations. The center’s goal is to encourage, guide, and enable the academic, professional, and social achievements for all students on campus through experiential programing and service opportunities to the Baton Rouge community.

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 American community to better serve our students and the Baton Rouge 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. 

 


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Fall 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 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 Week: Latinx Reception

Date: Friday, August 19 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Student Union Ballroom

Join the LSU Latinx Center and Office of Multicultural Affairs at this event where Hispanic/Latin American student can make new friends and learn information about the campus Latinx community while enjoying refreshments, music, and games.

 

 

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DreamKeeper Exchange


Date: Thursday, August 25 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location: Student Union Geaux Center

Dreamkeeper Exchange are two afternoon programs: one at the beginning of the semester (August) and one at the end (November). During the August, participants will set goals for the semester. In November, we’ll reflect on our goals and celebrate. Refreshments provided. RSVP welcomed here

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Adelante Leadership Initiative 

Applications out Aug 15! Apply here

Adelante is the Spanish word for “forward.” This forward-based initiative taps into LSU undergrad and graduate students who seek to increase their leadership skills through service of mentees. Participants will receive training & volunteer with the non-profit Humanities Amped to serve immigrant students at Broadmoor High School.

For more information email atorr35@lsu.edu

 

 

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Somos the Best: Tips & Tricks on how to Humble Brag for your next Interview

Date: Weds, Sept 21 5:00 - 6:00 PM 

Location: 258 Student Union

Join Latinx professionals and career center experts on how to market your skills and experiences on the job market. RSVP welcomed here

 

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Black Latina the Play 


Date: Weds, October 4 or 5 6:00 - 8:00 PM 

Location: TBD

Black Latina is the journey of one woman’s struggle to identify with two heritages/cultures: Afrodescendent and Latinx. Tackling both external factors (such as society and media) to internal factors (like the viewpoints of family and friends) Black Latina gives a first hand look inside the emotions held by a group of people who are often ignored.

 

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Day of the Dead Events 

Date: October 17 & Nov 1 4:00 - 5:00 PM 

Location: Student Union Gallery

Starting October 17 there will be a Day of the Dead exhibit open in the Student Union Gallery. On November 1, join the tradition of honoring your departed loved ones with a brief program with music and poems. In addition to the Latin American traditions, we will also celebrate Pan-African and Eastern practices of honoring ancestors.  RSVP welcomed here

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

 

 


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.