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Student Hispanic and Latino Organizations

There are a number of student organizations that promote Hispanic /Latino causes and provide for a cultural environment for many. There are social organizations and professional organizations that are of interest to our students. Most of the organizations have a link provided. In those cases that do not, we list the organization so readers will know that they exist.

Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO)
HALO is a student organization at K-State. We are dedicated to promoting the Hispanic culture on campus and throughout the Manhattan community. We also seek to develop leadership skills and encourage academic excellence.

Bilingual Education Student Organization (BESO)
The Bilingual Education Student Organization (BESO) is a nationally recognized organization in many universities throughout the US. The original BESO organization was founded in the early 1980's by bilingual education students who wanted to form a club/organization that was both community service oriented as well as supportive of the professional growth of its members.

LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens)
The K-State Council of LULAC #11078 is dedicated to working with Latino students in order to provide a support system to other students and our Manhattan community. Our purpose as a national organization is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States. Email us at lulac@k-state.edu

Sigma Lamba Gamma Sorority National Sorority, Inc.
Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. is currently the largest and fastest growing historically Latina sorority in the U.S. Although historically Latina, many of our sisters are from various cultural backgrounds and ethnicities; Sigma Lambda Gamma is considered a multicultural sorority.

Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.
Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity is a social fraternity that was founded in 1986 at the University of Iowa. It is based on cultural understanding and wisdom. Most noteworthy is that 18 men of whom 16 were of Latin American or Hispanic origin/descent founded Sigma Lambda Beta.  

Lambda Theta Nu National Sorority, Inc.
Our mission is to promote and foster Latina leaders through educational and professional development, relationship building, and community involvement.  Our intent is to provide our members exposure to resources for continued growth.

Developing Scholars Program
DSP selects undergraduate students to work as research assistants  for KSU  Faculty engaged in scholarly activities. The program is  designed to provide academic, social, and financial support to students during their academic pursuits at Kansas State University.

Bridges Program
Bridges to the Bachelor's is a program sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and is aimed at under-represented minority students who wish to pursue careers in the Biomedical Sciences.

Brazilian Association
contact information: rpedrozo@ksu.edu

Ecuadorian Student Association
contact information: lordonez@ksu.edu

Zamorano Alumni
contact information: oramosbe@ksu.edu

McNair Scholars
The McNair Scholar is an undergraduate with a record of academic success and big plans for the future.  Very big, in fact: the program is for students who are seriously considering a teaching career at the post-secondary level. 

Girls Researching Our World (GROW)
A network of partners to attract middle-school girls into career paths in math, science and engineering

Columbian Association of KSU
The Colombian Association of KSU exists to serve all members and Colombian people of the community, assist new Colombian students when they arrive in KSU, provide a fraternal environment among its members and encourage the members to keep alive their cultural expressions sharing them with the community.

Black Student Union
The group was created to change the lives of our student body through various programs, activities and community service projects that will help build the foundation of our Black Student Union. Our mission is to become positive role models for future minority students here at Kansas State University. By collaborating with other organizations, BSU will grow to be a more cohesive and unified group with the K-State community.

Multicultural Student Organizations, Programs, and Support at KSU

Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences
MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences) is a student group that provides a local and national network of support for K-State students enrolled in agriculture, forestry, related sciences and other interdisciplinary subjects, such as rural sociology, applied anthropology, math, chemistry and biology. 

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
SHPE promotes the development of Hispanics in enginering, science and other technical professions to achieve educational excellence, economic opportunity and social equity.

Pilots Program
A Success Management Program and Enhanced Curriculum for Entering Freshmen

Academic Assistance Center
The Academic Assistance Center provides a comprehensive and coordinated system for the identification, diagnosis, advisement, counseling, and referral of students to the various academic support services available at KSU.

Educational Support Services
Educational Supportive Services is a federally funded TRIO Program.  Our goal is to help first-generation, low-income and disabled Kansas State University students earn their undergraduate degrees.

Trio Programs
The TRIO Programs are designed to identify promising students (Talent Search), prepare them to do college level work (Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Science), provide information on academic and financial aid opportunities to adults (Educational Opportunity Centers), provide tutoring and support services to students once they reach campus (Student Support Services), and support and encourage talented students to pursue Ph.D.'s (Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program). 

Board of Latino Organizations
The purpose of this board is be to increase the collaboration between Latino organizations on campus to better showcase the talents of the Latino community and create a more cohesive and welcoming environment.