Latino Clubs

ILS collaborates with students in support of Latino cultural, social, and academic undergraduate and graduate student clubs, including the following.

Latino Freshman Retreat

Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) – The Association of Latino Professionals for America wants to help build better latino leaders. They work with company recruiters to allow you to have small setting access to them and the jobs they offer. They work with accounting firms, finance firms, tech companies, and other industries. They want to help you grow as a professional so when that dream opportunity comes up, you will be ready. Companies they work with range from Google to Disney. They work directly with Goldman Sachs, EY, and KPMG. If you want a summer internship, a job, some direction, or just a network of other Latino Professionals, please email them at

Ballet Folklorico Azul y Oro – Ballet Folklorico Azul Y Oro is a Mexican folkloric performing arts group. They perform in several events throughout the year including Fiesta Del Sol, Dia De Los Muertos, Guadalupe Mass, Latin Expressions, and the Project Fresh Show. They practice every Sunday from 4-6 pm in Washington Hall so feel free to stop by and watch or join. No experience is necessary to join. Contact for more information.

Community Alliance to Serve Hispanics (CASH) – a service and social action club that pairs ND/SMC students with opportunities to perform community service with the Hispanic community in South Bend.

Coro Primavera – Coro Primavera is the only Spanish choir on campus! They perform at the weekly Spanish Mass in Dillon Hall's chapel at 1:30 pm, as well as at various cultural and religious events on and off campus. They seek members who are eager to share in the Hispanic Catholic tradition through music. Everyone is welcome, regardless of your level of Spanish or musical experience. We practice Thursdays 7-9 pm in Dillon and Sundays before mass so feel free to pop in and check them out or to approach them after mass! If you'd like to contact them, their email is or you can email their president, Mayra Almeida-Trejo, at

Hispanic Engineers and Scientists (HES) – HES’s focus relies on supporting other engineers and scientists in order to ease their transition into Notre Dame’s academic and social environment by organizing events such as workshops, study groups, barbecues, and other fun social events. Their goal is to provide an environment in which people can come together as a family and grow in our STEM careers while celebrating their cultural identity. We promote academic excellence by pairing underclassmen with upperclassmen mentors. As a club, they seek also to trigger young high school students’ interest in science and engineering through a carnival where they demonstrate experiments that introduce new technical concepts as well as topics already taught in high school classes. Other events during the year include a dodgeball tournament, SHPE National Conference, engineering formal, and professional development workshops.

Hispanic Law Student Association (HLSA) – The Hispanic Law Students Association promotes the professional needs and goals of the Hispanic law student. HLSA fosters an environment supportive of mutual understanding and fellowship within the University of Notre Dame and the Law School community, while raising awareness of the achievements and concerns of the Hispanic community. Membership includes students who are bilingual and bicultural. HLSA considers diversity an asset, instilling values of cultural and racial sensitivity and allowing service as a bridge between Hispanic Americans and non-Hispanic American. For these reasons, the organization seeks not to isolate Hispanic students, but to organize activities within the Law School community to apprise other students about Hispanic issues. Contact: Susan Esquivel or Stephanie Torres

La Fuerza – La Fuerza is a Latin American culture club at Saint Mary's College that strives to educate the campus community on the many Latino cultures as well as act as a support system for our fellow classmates, regardless of whether they identify themselves as Latina/o or not. Members partake on both social and leadership development opportunities on and off campus, such as dance events, eating at a local Latin American restaurant, or participating in events happening at Notre Dame and Holy Cross College. La Fuerza also emphasizes on providing opportunities for our campus community to learn, discuss, and immerse themselves into conversations and experiences regarding modern societal issues for the Latina woman/individual and their communities. Some of their featured events are Dia de Los Muertos, Posadas, and Week of Action, among others. Contact president Maria Hernandez at

Latino Graduate Association at Notre Dame (LGAND) – A graduate student group committed to meeting the needs of Notre Dame Latino graduate students and fostering fellowship and dialogue with other campus groups. We organize social, professional development, and community service events every semester. Join our group by emailing All graduate students with an interest in Latino/a culture are welcome!


Latino Honors Society (LHS) – The Latino Honor Society proudly recognizes the academic, service, and cultural accomplishments of its undergraduate student members at the University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary's College, and Holy Cross College. Academic excellence, community service, and Latino cultural engagement are the foundational pillars of LHS. You may contact the officers at

Latino Student Alliance (LSA) – The Latino Student Alliance aims to foster a welcoming community for entering and returning Latino students at Notre Dame. However LSA wishes to include the non-Latino student as well. Through a varied combination of social events, service work, and educational awareness programs, LSA looks to strengthen not just the bonds between latinos but between latinos and non-latinos as well.

Mariachi ND – Notre Dame's best Mariachi! They have been supplying the campus with traditional Mexican Music since 1995. For those who love Vicente Fernández and those who just googled his name: MariachiND is Notre Dame's premier mariachi band, dedicated to spreading appreciation for Mexican folk music, Valentine's Day serenade shenanigans, and generally being pretty baller. Virtuoso musical skills not required. Practice is once a week (Mondays 8:30 pm in the Dillon Chapel) and we play gigs on campus and locally. If you can sing, play guitar, trumpet, or violin, they'd love to have you. For more information feel free to contact or

Student Coalition for Immigration Advocacy (SCIA) – The Student Coalition for Immigration Advocacy works to promote the issue of immigration on campus, in the local community, and at the state and national levels. They advocate for immigrant rights based on Catholic Social Teaching. They meet every Wednesday at 8 pm in the McNeill Room of LaFun. For more information, contact the Co-President of SCIA, Martha Villegas at or Cindy Paredes at