Colegas, Building Community


Colegas is Iowa State University's Hispanic and Latino Faculty and Staff Association (FSA). Our aim is to build community and facilitate the integration of Hispanic and Latino faculty and staff, as well as their families, to Iowa State and the Ames community. We also seek to strengthen ties between Hispanic and Latino leaders on campus, and to support their career progression and development.

Colegas membership is free and open to all faculty and staff at Iowa State University, regardless of race and ethnicity. While the majority of our members are Hispanic or Latino, allies are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Getting Involved

To get involved and learn about upcoming events, please contact one of our representatives, attend our monthly meetings, and like our Facebook page:


Every fall, we host a welcome event that brings together Colegas staff, faculty, and allies. Throughout the academic year, we hold monthly meetings. All meetings are held the first Monday of the month, from noon to 1:00 PM in the Memorial Union.  Location and dates for 2017-2018 are:

  • Monday, October 2, 2017 in the Multicultural Center, Memorial Union
  • Monday, November 6, 2017 in Room 2210, Memorial Union
  • Monday, December 4, 2017 in Room 2210, Memorial Union
  • Monday, January 8, 2018 in Room 2210, Memorial Union
  • Monday, February 5, 2018 in Room 2210, Memorial Union
  • Monday, March 5, 2018 in Room 2210, Memorial Union
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 in Room 2210, Memorial Union


Dr. Jose A. Rosa

Dean's Faculty Fellow in Marketing, Professor of Marketing, College of Business