Clubs and Orgs
Fresno State is host to many clubs and organizations that cater specifically to our Latino/a/x students. Find the list below of the clubs and orgs that are currently active for the 2020-2021 academic year and their contact information! Also, check out the full list of student clubs, organizations, and Greek organizations by checking out Fresno State ENGAGE
Fresno State Latino/a Clubs
Asociación para la promoción de la cultura en español
APCE (Asociación para la promoción de la cultura en español) has been primarily formed to promote awareness and recognition of Spanish-speaking cultures through various cultural events, such as documentary/films showings, performances, exhibitions and presentations. Our main goal is to give Fresno State students an opportunity to embrace learning about these cultures, and collectively participate in promoting their value. Despite the fact that the organization’s name is in Spanish, we extend a very warm invitation to all campus students, regardless of major, and community members as well since the organization is open to all who are interested in joining.
Aztec Dance Club
One is able to learn the traditional dances associated with the Aztec culture. During the entirety of the practices/meetings one will be able to learn the cultural aspect of our ancestors by following the traditional dances step by step and also by learning meaning and significance of each step. Some basic language will be learned through time as well as other various instruments that have a role in the entire cultural ceremony.
Chicano and Latin American Studies Student Association
The Chicano and Latin American Studies Student Association (CLASSA) is a student organization for those who are currently Chicano and Latin American Studies (CLAS) majors/double majors, minors, and anyone interested in issues that affect the Chicano and Latino community. CLASSA is a space for CLAS students to come together and be surrounded by a peer support system. We are determined to carry on the spirit of El Movimiento to strengthen our communities through the cultural education of our youth and hands-on volunteer work.
Chicanx Writers and Artists Association
Founded in 1991 by writers Andrés Montoya and Daniel Chacón, the Chicanx Writers and Artists Association is a collective of students that seeks to diversify and politicize the creative community of Fresno State and the community via literary advocacy, which includes literary events, publications and projects. The annual publication of CWAA is the Flies, Cockroaches and Poets journal, which highlights the work of Fresno State students. The journal has also been published under the name Pachuco Children Hurl Stones.
Phone Number: 559-278-1569
Club Austral was created by students of the Modern and Classical Languages and Literature Department to have a place to explore Literature, Art, and Culture from Latin America. The club allows for students to have meaningful cultural discussions, literary circles, participate in a literary magazine published each year, and stage plays in Spanish language along with holding fund raisers beneficial to both the club and its host. Club members are also advised to help students seeking tutoring in any Spanish course.
Hispanic Business Student Association
HBSA was established in 1972 as a student organization at California State University, Fresno committed to be the premier organization on campus and the community. The organizations’ goal is to prepare the young professional students for success in the classroom while building the professionalism they will carry into their respective professions. The purpose of H.B.S.A. is to bring together students of California State University, Fresno to promote their interest and development within the area of business. Each semester, H.B.S.A. will aim to provide fellow students with first-hand experiences from related fields of business. H.B.S.A. is committed to providing its members with the required practical skills and knowledge to confront whatever obstacles they come across. We provide various activities that help members develop both professionally and socially.
Los Danzantes De Aztlan
Advanced Mexican Folklorico performance program linked to the Los Danzantes de Aztlan dance program in Chicano and Latin American Studies
Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (M.E.Ch.A)
M.E.Ch.A is a student organization that promotes higher education, cultura, and historia via cultural self-determination and accountability.
Movimiento Latino in Higher Education mission is to empower students to pursue a goal in higher education by helping each other navigating the educational system. The club will contribute to the community by participating in community events as well as social events on the campus to help members gain leadership skills. Movimiento Latino is open to all current Fresno State students.
Email: None at this time
Movimiento of Oaxaqueño Leaders in Education (M.O.L.E.)
M.O.L.E, Movimiento of Oaxaqueño Leaders in Education is club organization for Oaxaqueño students at Fresno state. Our mission is to promote the diversity of our Oaxaqueño culture and language here at Fresno State, we seek to empower each other about navigating the educational system.
Ritmo y Pasion
Providing both students and faculty with the means to a safe environment to express themselves, explore, learn, and advance in the diverse art of Latin Dance. All are welcome. Located in the Peters Business Building on the campus of Fresno State, downstairs in room 011, we have Beginning and Intermediate Latin dancing classes every Friday! Lessons begin at 8:00 pm |$5| general admittance |$3| w/ Fresno State ID or FREE if you volunteer. Social dancing 9:00 pm-11:30 pm |FREE|
Unfortunately, we are unable to meet during the Fall '20 semester due to COVID-19 but we hope to see you in Spring '21!!
Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
Fresno State SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of college students to attain advanced/graduate degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science. We facilitate networking and research opportunities available on and off campus. If you want to learn more on how to get involved with research on/off campus, internship opportunities, or just curious about what the STEM field has to offer, come to check us out at our regular meetings! If you have any questions, come by the Science 1 building room 100 at anytime!
Teatro of Raza Towards Involvement in Local Latino Awareness
T.O.R.T.I.L.L.A. stands for Teatro Of Raza Towards Involvement in Local Latino Awareness. This organization has been around since 1991. The idea of creating this theater based club was inspired by Luis Valdez's Teatro Campesino. Since 1991, T.O.R.T.I.L.L.A. has performed numerous plays throughout the communities of Merced, Madera, Parlier, Sanger, etc., as well as on campus. We also work with the other Latino organizations on campus during Christmas by doing Posadas followed by our version of La Pastorela. We also get together to celebrate Cesar Chavez Day. Our doors are always open for new members.
Email: None available at this time
Trabajadores de la Raza
Founded in 1969 by students in order to encourage and promote student involvement in academics, community, and social work issues. Members are welcome regardless of ethnicity or culture. Trabajadores de la Raza strongly believes that by unifying our individual experiences and cultures, we help to enhance our awareness of our society as well as the development of our cultures. Trabajadores de la Raza is a non-profit social work student organization that focuses on social services, community activities and campus events. We are open to all students regardless of their majors or ethnicity.
¡Hablemos español! Our mission is to bring a community of students together who want to celebrate Spanish language and Spanish culture. At the same time, we want to bring Spanish learners and native speakers together to socialize and practice their conversation skills. Our main objectives are to provide exposure to Hispanic culture, promote cultural diversity, create awareness of cultural differences and provide Spanish-language students with opportunities to practice their language skills with native speakers. Our club is open to all students who are interested in interacting and having fun while learning Spanish!
Fresno State Greek Orgs
Nu Alpha Kappa (fraternity)
We are a Latino Based Fraternity who's main focus is to develop productive members of society as well as creating life long bonds between complete strangers by giving back to the community, brotherhood, and academic excellence.
Lambda Theta Nu (sorority)
The purpose of Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. shall be to open doors of opportunity to the Latinas in our community. Our primary focus is academic excellence and meeting the needs of Latina women in higher education. Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. also promotes the advancements of Latinas through various campus activities and community services, and provides an environment for personal growth within a unit of Sisterhood. Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc's priorities, however, will be placed upon academic excellence and community service.
Mu Chi Omega (Fraternity)
Mu Chi Omega-Alpha chapter was establish in 2006 in the State University of Fresno. The purpose of MXΩ is to unite and direct all persons interested in promoting Latino Culture and ethnic origins via community interaction through the education system. MXΩ attempts to provide students with opportunities for association and interaction with the faculty, and administration of the university in means to install the desire for self-improvement, scholastic excellence and the cultivation of civic responsibility. The organizational colors of the chapters are Green, White and Red. Every color has its meaning. Our shield is compose of four pillars, Educacion, Community Service, Cultura and Brotherhood. If you would like to know more information please contact any brother of Mu Chi Omega.
Lambda Theta Phi (Fraternity)
The mission of Lambda Theta Phi is to cultivate a spirit of brotherhood, to promote unity among all Latinos, to be proud of and cherish our heritage, to assert roles of leadership, to develop character, to practice chivalry, to server as a source of support for students, and professionals in pursuit of an education or career. Lambda Theta Phi brothers come from different backgrounds, yet as a unit, the fraternity mobilizes it's resources to serve mankind, and for the advancement of the Latino culture.
Gamma Alpha Omega
A Latina-founded, multicultural organization that exists to increase the number of women with a college education and advanced or professional degrees; provide mentors to youth, women and underrepresented communities; enhance the individual leader in each member; provide a family of lifelong support system for sisters who live their lives by the pillars of Honesty, Integrity, Leadership, Scholarship & Unity.