ASUW La Raza Student Commission

Constituents

La Raza’s constituents are UW Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) that work toward the empowerment of Latinx & Chicanx communities. If your organization wishes to become one of La Raza’s constituents, please email the director at asuwraza@uw.edu

Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine (CCM)

CCM at the University of Washington in Seattle strives to improve the health outcomes of the under-served minority populations in communities through education and activism while also supporting our membe998156_1444721632411746_1329782482_nrs as we pursue future careers in the various fields of health. We will work to establish and maintain our members interests in health by doing workshops and actively seeking relationships with allies in the health field. We will recruit other students who are interested in health by building professional skills that consist of networking, mentorship and educational workshops. We will work to encourage active exploration of various health fields by providing shadowing opportunities, clinical exposure, and volunteering events. We hope that through our activism and relationships with our peers, students and community, that we will create a strong network of health professionals working together to allow our under-served communities to have better health outcomes and better access to healthcare.

Weekly meetings are on Wednesdays at 7 PM in the Ethnic Cultural Center’s Asian Room.

Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority

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The first established Latina based sorority at the University of Washington founded in January of 1997. The Gamma Chapter of Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority, Inc. here at University of Washington actively seeks involvement with cultural, educational and community outreach programs. Volunteerism, both short-term and long-term, is a cornerstone of our organization. G.A.O. focuses on, but does not limit itself to, the Latino community. We take pride in the year round community service that our chapter is actively involved in but our responsibilities as students are equally important. Each member is expected to remain in good academic standing in order to be an active member to our organization.

For more information on how to join, please email gamma@gammaalphaomega.com

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority

Screenshot (43)We are the strongest network of Latina leaders in the country. We are a non-traditional sorority full of diverse women that are eager to make a difference in our community. The purpose of Kappa Delta Chi is to promote the traditional values of Unity, Honesty, Integrity and Leadership amongst women. We are dedicated to service for the University and local community, with a special emphasis on the Hispanic population. We pride ourselves on the multiple hours we devoted to various service projects and the emphasis we place on graduating our members.

For more information on how to join, please email: alphapi.president@kappadeltachi.org

Lambda Theta Alpha Sorority

The purpose of Lambda Theta Alpha shall be to provide a sisterhood based on unity, love, and respect. To de10978647_723589354424884_7804409938243493528_nvelop strong leaders who will then provide and practice political, social and cultural activities. Promote unity through charitable and educational programs. Maintain a higher standard of learning and serve as a voice for all students.

Goals:  Scholarly excellence, empowerment of Latinas and the universal woman, cultural and political awareness, and community activism.

For more information on how to join, please email: ltago1975@gmail.com

Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc

The purpose of Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. is to provide the Latino college student the opportunity to be part of a family with a mission. Our mission is to cultivate a spirit of brotherhood, to value an education, to promote unity among all Latin folks, to be proud of and cherish our lambdasheritage, to assert roles of leadership, to develop character, to practice chivalry, and to serve mankind.

For more information on how to join, please email: lambdas.washington@gmail.com

Latinx Student Union

The Latinx Student Union at the University of Washington is a student initiated organization that looks to increase awareness of issues facing Latinos, create a network of like-minded people and promote change through cultural understanding and awareness.
LSUBy promoting awareness of Latino issues, building partnerships with academic departments and student groups on campus, and promoting youth leadership through outreach, LSU is an opportunity for students to get involved and get connected. We look to encourage unity amongst Latinos and minority groups as well a promote change to give diversity its rightful place on campus. It is our hope to enhance the student experience at UW and promote change through awareness and understanding.

Weekly meetings are on Mondays at 6 PM in the Ethnic Cultural Center’s Black Room.

Mariachi Quinto Sol

Mariachi Quinto Sol is a student-run, non-profit performance group based at the University of Washington, Seattle. In the tradition of Mariachi, Mariachi Quinto Sol draws from the rich diversity of regional music from across Mexico. The variety of styles ranges from Screen Shot 2016-12-28 at 6.25.38 PMthe upbeat and dance melodies typical of the sones and huapangos, to the heartfelt rancheras and boleros.

Weekly rehearsals are on Fridays at 7 PM in the Ethnic Cultural Center’s Chicano Room.

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan (MEChA)

MEChAMovimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán (MEChA) is a student organization that promotes higher education, cultura, and historia. MEChA de University of Washington believes it is our purpose to deconstruct all forms of oppression, which manifest themselves through the dominant institutions of our society. This can be achieved by way of education and active promotion of political consciousness, culture, and unity.

Weekly meetings are on Mondays at 6 PM in the Ethnic Cultural Center’s Native Room, and Wednesdays at 5 PM in the Chicano Room.

Omega Delta Phi Fraternity

The purpose of this Brotherhood, a service/social fraternity, shall be to dedicate ourselves to the needs and10382051_329609983856880_5591784446304536816_o concerns of the surrounding communities and promote and maintain the traditional values of Unity, Honesty, Integrity, and Leadership. This Brotherhood, a Hispanic founded fraternity, exists in order to provide any man, a diverse fraternal experience which coincides with a higher education.

For more information on how to join, please email: odphi@uw.edu

Purple Group

The Purple Group is a peer support network for and ran by undocumented students. Created by Dr. Roberto Gonzales in 2008Logo 2015-09-29 at 1.58.04 PM, the group provides an outlet for undocumented students to connect with one another and have a safe space on campus. Since the opening of the Leadership Without Borders Center in 2014, the Purple Group has expanded its outreach and now we have over thirty active members. Throughout our meetings, we work towards creating a secure community where members are comfortable sharing their stories and can identify with other students who share common backgrounds. Additionally, the Purple group hosts a series of workshops that tackle various issues relevant to the undocumented and immigrant community state-wide and nationally.

Meetings are biweekly on Thursdays from 7-8 PM in the Ethnic Cultural Center’s Native Room. 

Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity

The mission of Sigma Lambda Beta men is to nurture and further a dynamic, value-based environment wh12138343_10150583527564957_2139185633326342368_oich utilizes its diverse multicultural membership as a catalyst. The Phi Beta Chapter of Sigma Lambda Beta continues to strive for success of it’s members, the organization itself, the University it serves and the community that supports it. For over twelve years the Phi Beta Chapter has participated in thousands of hours of community service, donated thousands of dollars to numerous benefits and has recently awarded scholarships to incoming college freshmen.

For more information on how to join, please email: slbuw@uw.edu

Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority

Since April 9, 1990, SLG has committed itself to the empowerment women of all cultures. Founded at the University of Iowa, SLG has spread throughout the United States– from Arizona to Wyoming; Florida tslgo Washington; New York to Texas; and many more states between the coasts of California and Rhode Island; making us the FASTEST growing Latina-based sorority in the country.

The UNSTOPPABLE Upsilon Gamma Chapter at the University of Washington is committed to providing a means of empowerment to all women. As a academic, cultural, service and social organization, we have chosen this affiliation as a manner to achieve personal development and awareness to the responsibility of community involvement for the betterment of our local, regional, national and global communities.

For more information on how to join, please email: slguw@uw.edu

Unidas Seremos

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We are a multicultural, Latina based organization for self-identified undergraduate females. We aim to provide a sisterhood for our members.

Mission: To ensure the pipeline of successful women at the University of Washington through cultural awareness, academic excellence, and community service.

Weekly meetings are on Mondays at 6 PM in the Ethnic Cultural Center’s Chicano Room.

Viva La Joteria

Viva La Joteria is a group for anyone who identifies as Queer or Trans + Latinx or Chicanx. Our mission is to bring cultural awareness and spark a social movement within our communities. Through education, activism, leadership, community serviviva la joteriace and advocacy, it is our hope to find liberation for our gente.  

Weekly meetings are on Thursdays at 7 PM in the Ethnic Cultural Center’s Chicano Room.