Hispanic and Latino Affairs

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion is committed to the full participation of ISU community members who hold diverse identities in support of ISU’s efforts to develop and sustain a more comprehensively inclusive environment aligned with the university’s strategic plan. 

Hispanic and Latino Affairs (HLA) within the Office of Diversity and Inclusion exists to address matters that are important to the Hispanic and Latino community and is the touchpoint for community members who would like to engage in work around topics that impact Iowa State students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni who identify as Hispanic or Latino.

HLA collaborates with a network of campus and community partners who work to provide support for the Hispanic and Latino community:

Organizations

Colegas Faculty and Staff Association

Colegas builds community and facilitates the integration of Hispanic and Latino faculty and staff, as well as their families, to Iowa State and the Ames community. Colegas also seeks to strengthen ties between Hispanic and Latino leaders on campus, and to support their career progression and development.

VPDI Student Engagement

Students who identify as Hispanic/Latino men, Black men, Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPoC), and Latinas can find fellowship in groups that foster connections among peers and with Iowa State faculty and staff.

Latinx Student Initiatives

Latinx Student Initiatives (LSI) is an a student organization that serves to promote Latinx Leadership and unite the Latinx community on campus. LSI hosts two annual events each academic year: the Latinx Leadership Retreat in the fall and the Latinx Graduation Ceremony in the spring.

Resources

Multicultural Liaison Officers

The Multicultural Liaison Officer (MLO) is an advocate and supports for domestic multicultural students. The MLO also provides leadership in the development, implementation, and coordination of diversity and inclusion initiatives for students. Each college at Iowa State has a MLO.

DACA/Undoumented Student Resources

Iowa State University is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive campus experience for all.

Annual Events

Latino Family Visit Day

El Día de Visita para Familias Latinas es un evento organizada por Lambda Theta Phi Fraternidad Latina, Inc. en colaboración con la Oficina de Admisiones de Iowa State University. La visita está diseñada para proveer a los estudiantes y a sus familias un día para aprender acerca de las oportunidades y servicios disponibles para nuestros estudiantes latinos. Este día de visita será completamente en español. 

Academic Programs

US Latino Studies 

U.S. Latino/a Studies (USLS) at Iowa State University is a cross-disciplinary, coalition-building program that offers well-structured and creative coursework to students interested in the arts, cultures, economies, histories, politics, religions, and literatures of Latino/a/x communities throughout the United States. 

Campus Partners

Multicultural Student Affairs

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) supports and empowers Iowa State University's students who self-identify as African American, Asian American, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, Latinx, Native American/Alaskan Native and/or Multiracial, and advocates for their holistic development across the University.

Scholarships and Awards

MSA Scholarship Programs

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs hosts programs, advises groups, and offers resources to serve all multicultural students. Additionally, MSA supports three scholarship programs for new, direct from high school students: APEX, GWC, and MVP.

For more information, contact Diana Sloan, Program Director for Hispanic and Latino Affairs