Numerous Latinx and Hispanic student-centered events take place throughout the academic year. Latinx students are welcomed to campus in the fall with a Latinx Welcome during 1743 Welcome Days, as well as many programs sponsored by student groups. Each spring, students are invited to participate in Latinx Heritage Month events, featuring a major speaker for the Latinx Heritage Month Extravangaza. Latinx seniors graduating in the spring are invited to participate in an annual Adelante Graduation Ceremony. Many of these programs originated within the Center for Black Culture and any questions related to these programs can be directed to the CBC or Student Diversity and Inclusion staff.
In addition to these programs and offices, on-campus resources for Latinx and Hispanic students also include the following student groups.
- Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA)
- Campus Alliance de La Raza, (CALR)
- Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. (LPC)
- Lambda Sigma Upsilon Fraternity, Inc. (LSU)
- Lambda Theta Alpha Sorority, Inc. (LTA)
- No Blue Hen Is Illegal
- Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in
- Science (SACNAS)
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
Student Organizations- Graduate
Organizations are part of Student Diversity & Inclusion’s Latinx/Hispanic Leadership Council.
Staff and Faculty Organizations
The mission of the Latino/Hispanic Heritage Caucus (LHHC) is to advise and inform UD administrators on issues of particular importance to the Latino/Hispanic community at the University of Delaware. The caucus is dedicated to voicing and advancing issues affecting the community and to promoting a more inclusive, diverse and equitable campus environment.
Off Campus ResourcesThough the University does not endorse any particular external resource or guarantee their services, we recognize that there are many resources in our surrounding communities and throughout our region/country that are interested in advocating for Latinx students.
ASPIRA of Delaware is a nonprofit organization devoted solely to the education and leadership development of Latino youth.
Hispanic Resource Center’s mission is to help local Hispanic residents learn about and obtain community resources. The Hispanic Resource Center is a one-stop-shop that connects program participants and other individuals with a wide range of services, including case management, translation, appointment scheduling, health education, assistance with applications and agency referrals.
El Centro Latino was founded by a small group of Puerto Rican migrants seeking to address the immediate needs of members of their community as they adapted to life in a new country, and in most cases, to a new language.
Delaware Hispanic Commission advocates and pushes for much-needed resources for Delaware Hispanics, the fastest-growing population in the First State.
La Esperanza’s mission is to assist Sussex County Latinos on their journey to achieve stability, integration and success. La Esperanza is the only bicultural and bilingual multi-service nonprofit agency in Sussex County, Delaware.
Latinos Unidos’ mission is to support initiatives in the Hispanic community with a strategic focus in Education, Income and Health.
Select National Associations and Organizations
Association of Latino Professionals for American’s mission is to empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the global economy.
Excelencia in Education has informed, organized, and compelled changes to advance Latino student success in higher education. Working with trendsetting professionals and serving as the information source on the current status and unmet needs of Latino students, Excelencia leads the community of action that will implement the changes necessary to meet the country’s workforce and civic leadership needs for the future.
National Association for Hispanic Health focuses on investing in leading community based organizations, working with national partners, examining and improving the resources and systems available, and designing solutions to make health a part of each person’s life. We continually work to improve the quality of care and its availability to all.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, providing leadership development programs and educational services to students and young emerging Latino leaders.
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) champions Hispanic success in higher education by promoting the development of member colleges and universities, improving access to and the quality of post-secondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students, and meeting the needs of business, industry, and government through the development and sharing of resources, information, and expertise.
National Council of La Raza serves the Hispanic community through research, policy analysis, and state and national advocacy efforts and engages in the areas of civic engagement, civil rights and immigration, education, workforce, and the economy, health, and housing.