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 recognized 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 2021-2022


“Until it is safe to meet again all meetings will be virtual”


Fall 2021 Semester

Students Hispanic Council/ Diversity week Training- pending Aug. 25th or 5:30pm-7:00pm

Welcome Back 1 September 1st 10am-1pm International Mall

Welcome Back 2 September 2nd 10am-1pm Frenger Mall

HC Meeting September 14 5pm-7pm (approx.)

Latino Week Proposals due Oct 1st

HC Meeting October 5th 5pm-7pm (approx.)

HC Meeting November 9th 5pm-7pm (approx.)


Spring 2022 Semester

Leadership Seminar- Tentatively Jan. 21 or 22 (time TBD)

HC Meeting- Feb 1st 5pm-7pm (approx.)

Latino Week March 14th -18th

HC Meeting- March 22 5pm-7pm (approx.)

HC Meeting Elections-April 5th 5pm-7pm (approx.)

HC Officer installations- April 19th 5pm-7pm (approx.)