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Latino Student Resources

Mentorship Programs

UH Academic Achievers Program

Students who are accepted into the AAP program are eligible to receive a $12,000 four-year scholarship, receive priority registration, and career and leadership opportunities.

Las Comadres College Mentorship Program

We are a community of faculty, staff, and students committed to supporting student success through our network of mentors and supporters. We center our programming on first-generation undergraduate Latina students through our programming and mentoring.

Achievement Initiative for Minority Males

By actively participating in the AIMM Program, students will enhance their professional skills through public speaking, resume development, and personal branding.

As an AIMM participant, students will foster mentoring relationships with UH faculty and staff that contribute to their personal, academic, and professional development as student leaders.

The AIMM program identifies and utilizes academic-related resources and tools in order to support its member’s academic performance in the classroom.

The AIMM program provides opportunities for participants to connect with campus resources, students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the Houston community by providing a holistic approach that cultivates a sense of belonging.

By participating in service-learning projects, AIMM members will recognize the importance of community service and civic responsibility through personal involvement and municipal engagement with UH and the greater Houston community.

Support Programs

DREAM Scholars: The Center for Student Empowerment Supports Undocumented Students

  • The Center for Student Empowerment (CSE) complements the larger mission of the University of Houston by expanding opportunities for the university's diverse student population by preventing minor obstacles from becoming major setbacks to degree achievement.
  • The priority at UEP is to help students thrive by offering a variety of services that students need to get the most out of their college experience and prepare for a successful future. One of our many goals is to expand opportunities for DACA and undocumented students by providing the support they need to achieve the social and economic mobility they desire. The multifaceted components of our program promote scholarship, community service, and personal and professional development by offering a holistic approach to advising.

Reach Diversity Peer Educators

The REACH Diversity Peer Educators (RDPEs), formerly known as CDI Student Ambassadors, are a part of CDI's new REACH initiative to advance cultural awareness across campus through peer education. REACH Diversity Peer Educators are a group of diverse student leaders who come together to promote the mission and vision of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion by supporting the Center’s programs, services, and initiatives. Diversity Peer Educators will have multiple opportunities to develop foundational leadership skills while participating in identity exploration and peer education.

As a REACH Diversity Peer Educator, students will have the opportunity to:
  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge of cultural identities as it relates to self and others
  • Facilitate dialogues on diversity and inclusion related topics amongst their peers under the guidance of a CDI staff member
  • Collaborate with student organizations to plan and host programs during cultural month celebrations
  • Engage in team-building opportunities that cultivate relationships with each other as REACH Diversity Peer Educators

Rise Diversity Leadership Program

  • CDI offers an introductory (level 1) diversity certificate program, RISE. RISE is an introductory (level 1) diversity certificate program for students.
  • The program provides engaging workshops and programs aimed at increasing students’ knowledge and understanding of their own culture and the culture of others. Improvement in these areas enhances students’ ability to effectively engage and work with diverse populations.
Benefits of Participating:
  1. Gain marketable skills needed to work on a diverse team for future internship and employment opportunities
  2. Increase your cultural understanding of self and others
  3. Receive plaque and recognition at the annual Spring Campus Leaders Ceremony

Services for DACA Students

  • Support transitioning for high school to college
  • TASFA assistance
  • Scholarship assistance
  • Grants up to $1,200
  • Financial advising
  • Academic planning and support
  • Career counseling
  • Monitoring to ensure academic success


The Gustavo H. Villalpando Scholarships for Students Minoring in Mexican American Studies

  • The Center for Mexican American Studies is currently seeking applicants for two scholarships designed for students minoring in Mexican American Studies. Applicants for the Gustavo H. Villapando Scholarship for Foreign-Born Students and the Gustavo H. Villalpando Excelente Scholarship have been established to provide students who are minoring in Mexican American Studies educational opportunities.
  • One student will be selected for each of the scholarships. The two scholarships are being financially supported by the Crim & Villalpando Law Firm (Houston, Texas) in recognition that Mexican American Studies is an important field of study that will help students become better leaders and more successful professionals after college. Recipients for each of the scholarships will receive $1,250 for the fall semester and the same amount for the spring semester.

Learning Abroad Multicultural Success Scholarship

  • The Office of the Provost awarded the Center for Mexican American Studies the Multicultural Success fund. This funding will award one time scholarships to UH students to participate in the summer 2020 study abroad program. The students will participate in Spanish and cultural immersion courses. The goal of the scholarship is to allow students to earn university credit, live with a host family, and participate in a Spanish and cultural immersion program.
  • The Multicultural Success funds will provide direct real-world experience, preparing students for success in their lives and their careers upon graduation.
  • The Multicultural Success scholarship will be $5,000.

Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship Program

  • The University of Houston was awarded a $200,000 grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation to fund the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship Program in the Fall 2017. This program awards individual scholarships to 40 academically outstanding students who are the first in their families to attend college and demonstrate a financial need. Currently, nearly half of the university’s undergraduate population, or 49 percent, are first-generation college students.
  • The Center for Student Empowerment (CSE) worked in tandem with UH to develop the framework for the program. UEP supports these students in adjusting to college life, as well as providing opportunities for them to grow as an individual and as a member of the university community. Scholarship recipients receive a total of $5,000.

Latinx Educational Programs

Mexican American Studies Minor

  • The Center for Mexican American Studies offers a minor in Mexican American Studies. The material covered in the minor conveys the broad and rich experiences of Latinos and Latinas in the United States. A minor in Mexican American Studies augments a student's major area of study and prepares them to better understand the history, culture, social relations, folklore, literature, politics, and numerous contributions that Latinos and Latinas have made to U.S. society.

Latin American Studies Minor

  • UH's Latin American Studies Minor and Program (LAST) in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is designed to encourage study and teaching relating to this very important geographic and cultural area. The minor will be of particular interest to students in areas such as business, humanities, social sciences, hotel and restaurant management, or any other areas where detailed knowledge of Latin America, its countries, and/or regions is useful.

Latinx Organizations

Association of Latinx/Hispanic Advocates and Allies

ALHAA is a cultural and political organization that aims to create a new sense of Latinx and Hispanic unity on campus. This organization is also active in the surrounding community as volunteers, educators, and activists all hoping to provide better resources to the Latinx community.

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Latin Dance Association

Latin Dance Association at UH caters to the artistic, social, and charitable ambitions of its members. LDA welcomes students of all backgrounds and skill levels to join us at one of their dance workshops, dance socials, or a night out to local dance clubs!

4465 University Drive, Mailbox #660
Houston, Tx 77204
United States
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Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. Gamma Eta Chapter

This organization cultivates sisterhood that would cater to the needs of Latinas and universal woman. Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated, is the first Latina sorority in the nation.

541 University Center CA# 130
Houston, TX 77004
United States
Phone Number: 281-780-1196

Cougar Dancesport

We hold regular class meetings during Spring and Fall semesters every Friday and Sunday afternoon (5-8 pm) at the Recreational Center. Although our emphasis consists of quality instruction, all of our classes are very informal and we encourage members to ask questions during the class. The teaching core consists of advanced dancers, highly qualified amateurs and professionals.

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United Greek Council

UGC consists of the following organizations: Alpha Psi Lambda National Incorporated, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Incorporated, Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Incorporated, Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Incorporated, Gamma Rho Lambda Sorority, and Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority.

Houston, Tx
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Association of International Petroleum Negotiators Student Club at the University of Houston

The Association of International Petroleum Negotiators is an independent not-for-profit professional membership association that supports international energy negotiators around the world and enhances their effectiveness and professionalism in the international energy community.

100 Law Center
Houston, TX 77204
United States
Phone Number: 713-743-2100

GCSW Latinx Student Association

The Latinx Student Association of the University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work (GCSW), represents a community of students committed to the principles of empowerment, solidarity, and social justice for Latinxs. We embrace a mandate to promote advocacy, service, cultural awareness, and academic experiences through collaboration and networking with the GCSW and the community of Houston.

3511 Cullen Blvd, Houston
Houston, TX 77004
United States
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MAES - Latinos in Science and Engineering

We cultivate the Latinx community’s success in STEM through events on professional development, academic excellence, and outreach. Members receive insight on how the professional world runs, events to help you prepare for career fairs and interviews, resources that assist with classes, and opportunities to help younger students succeed in STEM.

4465 University Drive, Common Desk Mailbox # 91 Houston, TX 77204
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Phone Number: 512-843-9034

Latinx United Student Association

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Society of Afro Latino Students in America

4800 Calhoun Rd
Houston, TX 77204
United States
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Phone Number: 580-574-5995

Jolt at University of Houston

Jolt is a Texas-based multi-issue organization that builds the political power and influence of Latinos in our democracy. Our student chapter at the University of Houston focuses on empowering Latino students across campus and change in their communities.

Houston, TX
United States
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Phone Number: (281) 788-1489

Sigma Lambda Beta

Sigma Lambda Beta (ΣΛΒ) is a Latino based social fraternity established on cultural understanding and wisdom. We became the first Latino-based fraternity established at the University of Houston and the first Texas expansion of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.

4455 University Dr.
Houston, TX 77004
United States
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Phone Number: 832-279-3646

Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc. -Chi Alpha Chapter

Sigma Lambda Gamma is the largest, historically Latina-based national sorority with a multicultural membership throughout the United States. At the Chi Alpha chapter here at the University of Houston, we promote academic excellence and higher education for all women via dedication and incorporation of the sorority principles – Academics, Community Service, Cultural Awareness, Morals & Ethics, and Social Interaction – in our lives.

4100 University Drive
Commons Desk Mail Box #4
Houston, Tx 77004
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Phone Number: 832-746-3806

Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority, Inc.

The Legendary Lambda chapter was founded at the University of Houston on April 29, 2000. We are a Latina founded, a multicultural organization dedicated to empowering women and youth to achieve their fullest potential, by providing academic, professional, leadership, and volunteer opportunities.

4800 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX 77004
United States
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Students for a Democratic Society

We are entirely student and youth-led and have active chapters in high schools, colleges, and universities all over the country connected through a national SDS. Our goal is to be a leading force in the national student movement.

The original SDS of the 1960’s mobilized hundreds of thousands of leftists, from the Black Panthers’ Rainbow Coalition to the Young Lords of Puerto Rican liberation, to protest the Vietnam War, helped Black and Latinx students win Ethnic Studies courses and Affirmative Action laws, and fought for freedom of political prisoners under government repression.

Houston, Tx 77204
United States
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Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.

Kappa Delta Chi is recognized as a service-based, nonprofit corporation. As an organization, it continues its national philanthropic work through the "Kappa Delta Chi National Foundation".

We are Latina based but are a MULTICULTURAL organization, with sisters of many different ethnic backgrounds.

4465 University Drive Box #34
Houston, TX 77204
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Resources for Immigrants during the COVID-19 Pandemic