Latino Clubs at ND

Ballet Folklorico

ILS collaborates with students in support of Latino cultural, social, and academic undergraduate and graduate student clubs. For current information visit the Latino Student Alliance resources page.

Academic & Pre-Professional Groups:

Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) 

The Association of Latino Professionals for America wants to help build better Latino leaders. They work with accounting firms, finance firms, tech companies, and other industries. Companies they work with range from Google to Disney to Goldman Sachs, EY, and KPMG. If you want a summer internship, a job, or a network of other Latino professionals email

Hispanic Engineers and Scientists (HES) 

HES supports other engineers and scientists in order to ease their transition into Notre Dame’s academic and social environment. They do this through 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 their STEM careers while celebrating cultural identity. They 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. Contact for more info.

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Hispanic Law Student Association (HLSA)  

The Hispanic Law Students Association promotes the professional needs and goals of Hispanic law students. 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: Paula Ortiz Cardona at

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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

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Latinx Graduate Association at Notre Dame (LGAND) 

A group committed to meeting the needs of Notre Dame Latinx 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 Latinx culture are welcome!

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Community Organizing:

Caribbean Student Association

The Caribbean Students Association (CARIBSA) at Notre Dame is a vibrant community dedicated to promoting cultural exchange and fostering appreciation for the rich heritage of Caribbean nations. This association serves as a platform for Caribbean nationals and enthusiasts alike, aiming to enhance cultural understanding and celebrate the diverse tapestry of traditions, religions, races, and creeds that the Caribbean embodies. If you'd like updates on our events, join the mailing list. Contact:

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Caribsa Students holding flags in from of the Golden Dome


La Fuerza 

La Fuerza is a Latin American and U.S. Latino culture club at Saint Mary's College. Their goal is to educate the campus community on the many Latino cultures as well as act as a support system for fellow classmates, regardless of whether they identify themselves as Latina/o or not. Members partake in social and leadership development opportunities on and off campus, such as dances, restaurant outings, and workshops. La Fuerza also emphasizes serving the needs of Latina women and their communities. Some of their featured events are Dia de Los Muertos, Posadas, and Week of Action, among others. Contact: Instagram: smc_lafuerza.

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La Fuerza students in front of Le Mans


Latino Student Alliance (LSA) 

LSA seeks to embrace, connect, and educate the Notre Dame family through our Latino roots. The distinctive goals of the Latino Student Alliance will intersect the cultural, intellectual, social, political, educational, and every other form of pursuit valued by the Latino community. Though a club dedicated to the Latino student community, we value the presence of diverse students at the University of Notre Dame with the capacity to enrich the setting where action pertinent to our mission can flourish. As such, we welcome membership and participation from all, regardless of background. Aside from the common exploits expected of student organizations, we take it upon ourselves to address issues and concerns that directly and indirectly affect our community at Notre Dame, in South Bend, and beyond. If you'd like, to join LSA or our listserv, please view our linktree. Contact: Instagram: lsa_nd.

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Lsa board at their Fall 2023 formal


Puerto Rican Student Association of Notre Dame

The Puerto Rican Association of Notre Dame works to engage and empower Puerto Rican and Latino students to raise awareness of Puerto Rican social, political, economic, and racial issues. It acts as a safe space for students and community members to gather and celebrate their shared Puerto Rican culture and Spanish language. The PRSAND serves as a platform for students to hold discussions and activities on Puerto Rican issues by: organizing student panels to inform the Notre Dame and South Bend community, coordinating cultural events that expose students to Puerto Rican culture, and inviting guest speakers to hold lectures. Contact: Instagram: prsa.nd.


Prsand students in the ILS lounge


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

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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 and they 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

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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. No experience is necessary to join. Contact for more information.

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Coro Primavera 

Coro Primavera is the only Spanish choir on campus! They perform at the weekly Spanish Mass in Cavanaugh Hall's chapel at 11:30 am, 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! Shoot them an email at

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Ritmo ND

Ritmo is Notre Dame's newest Latin dancing club, offering instruction and performance opportunities for various Latin dance styles. We meet on Saturdays from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm and Sundays from 8:15 pm to 9:15 pm in the Smith Center Studio 4. RitmoND was created to provide a space for students to come together to learn and perform various Latin dancing styles, gaining and sharing a greater appreciation for Latino culture along the way. Members are invited to take part in weekly dance practices, campus performances, dance workshops hosted by local instructors, socials, and other exciting club events!