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 2018-2019


Fall 2018 Semester

Hispanic Council/Amer. Indian Pgms/Black Pgms Training
August 21st from 5:30pm -8:00 pm

Chicano Programs Welcome Back I
Aug 30th from 10:00am-1:30pm

Chicano Programs Welcome Back II
Sept 5th from 10:00am – 1:30pm

Hispanic Council Meeting
Sept 18th at 5:30pm

Latino Week (written) Proposals due (with proposed date & detailed budget)
Tuesday, Oct. 2 at noon.

Hispanic Council Meeting
Oct 9th at 5:30 pm

El día de los muertos event….. t.b.a.

Hispanic Council Meeting
Nov 13th at 5:30 pm


Spring 2019 Semester

Hispanic Council Student Leadership Seminar
Saturday, Jan 26th HSS from 8:30 a.m.-noon
(with American Indian Pgms & Black Pgms )

Chicano Programs Welcome Back III
Jan 31st from10:30am-1:30pm

Hispanic Council Meeting
Feb 12th at 5:30 pm

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

Hispanic Council Meeting (talk about upcoming elections)
March 19th at 5:30 pm

Hispanic Council Meeting (Elections)
April 16th at 5:30 pm

*Deadline to give Chicano Pms paperwork
re spending the last of your HC pts for 18-19
April 15th at 4:00pm

Hispanic Council Officer Installation
April 30th at 5:30 pm
(Welcoming 2019-2019 HC Student Leaders)