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Hispanic Council

Hispanic Council at "Dia De Los Muertos"

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 2021-2022

LatinX Week Events - Spring 2022 Semester 

  • Society of Hispanic Professional engineers (SHPE): March 4, 2022: Mini Kermes: 5:00 - 8:00 pm.
  • Kappa Delta Chi/Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES): March 15, 2022: Loteria Game Night: 6:00 - 8:30pm. 
  • Graduate Student Social Work Association (GSSWA): March 16, 2022: Yosimar Reyes: 6:00 - 8:00 pm. 
  • Society for Advancement of Chicanos [Hispanics] and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS): March 17, 2022: Making Alebrijes: 5:30 - 7:00 pm 
  • Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES): March 18, 2022: Latinx Trivia: 3:30 - 5:30pm. 
  • NMSU College Assistance Migrant Problem Student Council (CAMP): March 18, 2022: Nuestra Cultura: A Theatrical Performance: 7:00- 8:30pm. 

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.)