Hispanic Council


Hispanic Council is a hub group of multiple Hispanic student organizations at New Mexico State University that are under the supervision of Chicano Programs. The purpose of Hispanic Council is to foster professional development and leadership skills at NMSU. Another purpose is to foster unity and cultural awareness among the different Hispanic organizations on campus. The activities of Latino Week, funded by ASNMSU, are organized under the auspices of Hispanic Council with supervision by Chicano Programs.

To be a part of Hispanic Council, an organization must have an official connection to the Hispanic culture or some official connection to issues of Diversity. All organizations in Hispanic Council must be chartered by ASNMSU (NMSU’s student government). If an organization at NMSU would like to approach the Hispanic Council to become a member organization, there is a process for this which is described in the Hispanic Council bylaws. Copies of the bylaws are available at Chicano Programs upon request. Students need not be of Hispanic descent to be members of any of the Hispanic Council Member organizations or to be an elected officer of Hispanic Council. In fact, there have been many non-Hispanic members and officers of these organizations and Hispanic Council itself.

The director of Chicano Programs is the advisor to Hispanic Council. Meetings of Hispanic Council are closed to the general public. Only members of the Hispanic Council organizations, their invited guests, and Chicano Programs staff attend these meetings.

If an individual or group would like to address Hispanic Council, the protocol is to contact the President of the Council a few days before the next meeting to request to be placed on the agenda. It is up to the President to accept, deny or postpone each request.

Hispanic Council Dates 2019-2020


Fall 2019 Semester

Hispanic Council w/ Amer. Indian Pgms/Black Pgms Training
August 27st from 5:30pm -8:00 pm

Chicano Programs Welcome Back I
Sept. 5th from 10:00am-1:00pm

Chicano Programs Welcome Back II
Sept 11th from 10:00am – 1:00pm

Latino Week (written) Proposals due (with proposed date & detailed budget)
Friday Sept. 20th at 4:00pm

Hispanic Council Meeting
Sept 24th at 5:30pm

Hispanic Council Meeting
Oct 15th at 5:30 pm

Hispanic Council Meeting
Nov 12th at 5:30 pm


Spring 2020 Semester

Hispanic Council Student Leadership Seminar
Saturday, Feb. 1st from 8:30 a.m.-noon
(with American Indian Pgms & Black Pgms )

Chicano Programs Welcome Back III
Feb. 6th from10:00am-1:00pm

Hispanic Council Meeting
Feb 18th at 5:30 pm

Latino Week (events t.b.a. between Mar 1 and Mar 15)

Hispanic Council Meeting (talk about upcoming elections)
March 17th at 5:30 pm

Hispanic Council Meeting (Elections)
April 7th at 5:30 pm

*Deadline to give Chicano Pms paperwork
re spending the last of your HC pts for 19-20
April 17th at 4:00pm

Hispanic Council Officer Installation
April 28th at 5:30 pm
(Welcoming 2020-2021 HC Student Leaders)