Cultural Resources for Hispanic-Latino Students

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Support, Empowerment, and Connection for Hispanic-Latino Students

Campus diversity amongst students has grown considerably over the years and colleges vie to maintain an inclusive atmosphere; allowing all students to gain exposure, perceptions, global awareness, and a willingness to collaborate peacefully and freely. Whether serving as a forum for communication, helping students build strong social networks, or simply in pursuit of a welcoming space amongst other Hispanic or Latino students; UNF undoubtedly has a place where you will find your connections.

With over 10% of the student body being Hispanic, UNF has formed LASO the Latin American Student Organization which is a UNF student organization that promotes values and spreads awareness of the culture of Latin American to the UNF campus and community. This organization is one of the most successful cultural clubs at UNF and has a strong partnership with Greek life.

LASO has hosted many events ranging from dance classes, guest speaker forums, town halls, and dinners, and overall events around the community. It also hosted one of the biggest production events on campus, Nuestra Noche.

UNF’s Coggin College of Business offers many different clubs including The Latin American Business Club The purpose of this club is to learn about and discuss Latin American businesses.  The club will study how business works and how it affects the Jacksonville community and the state of Florida.  In the past the Latin American Business Club hosted a discussion forum on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the UNF College Republicans.


Students from Latin America and the Caribbean (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) are eligible to receive Latin American/Caribbean (LAC) Scholarships at UNF. In order to qualify, they must be admissible to UNF under existing criteria for undergraduate or graduate programs and meet other standards. On the basis of the LAC Scholarship, the student will be classified as a Florida resident for tuition purposes.

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