• Elle Chumlongluk

Information on HSA


What is HSA?

The Hispanic Student Association serves as the go-to organization for Hispanic and non-Hispanic students wishing to learn more about Hispanic-Latino culture and connect with the Hispanic-Latino community at UF, as well as throughout Gainesville. HSA puts together a wide variety of cultural and educational events that are designed to celebrate the many cultures of the Hispanic-Latino people.

Some events focus on purely cultural aspects, such as music, literature, and dance. Other events provide forums for discussion on various issues that face Hispanics and Latinos in the United States and abroad. HSA is a diverse organization; therefore, its programming is equally diverse. In addition, HSA has thirteen umbrella organizations - each with its own specific mission - that supplement HSA's programming and enhance the opportunities for students to get involved on campus.

Our Mission:

To serve and represent the Hispanic and Latino community at the University of Florida by engaging students and developing future leaders. We aim to unify our community by educating and empowering students’ sense of identity while advocating respect, professionalism, and social justice values. The Hispanic Student Association is the voice of the Hispanic and Latino community at the University of Florida.

How to get involved?

Our Programming Events 

  • General Body Meetings: Our next GBM is September 10th, 2020 

  • HLSA: August 24-September 16; follow @ufhlsa for constant updates on the events

  • Other Events: 

  • HSA Diversity Meet-up Panel (September 8, 5-7 PM)

  • Information Session with Accenture (September 9th, 7PM)

  • HSA’s Fall Speaker Series Part 1 (September 14th, 5-7 PM)

  • The Hispanic Student Association’s Member Leadership Program (MLP) is a two-semester mentorship and leadership program for freshmen, sophomores, and first-year transfer students. Our mission is to foster growth, development, and success in order to create principled leaders that will empower our community. Through MLP, our students are able to network with fellow students and alumni, create everlasting friendships, shadow student leaders on campus, receive advice and guidance from their very own MLP Mentor, and professionally develop themselves into the future leaders of our community. MLP Class will consist of 40 diverse, incoming freshman, sophomore, and transfer students that have a passion and desire to impact the communities that surround them here at the University of Florida. If you want to take the next step into getting involved at the University of Florida, the Member Leadership Program is a great way to do it! Stay tuned for applications at the beginning of September!


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The Hispanic Student Association’s Member Leadership Program (MLP) is a two-semester mentorship and leadership program for freshmen, sophomores, and first-year transfer students. Our mission is to foster growth, development, and success in order to create principled leaders that will empower our community. Through MLP, our students are able to network with fellow students and alumni, create everlasting friendships, shadow student leaders on campus, receive advice and guidance from their very own MLP Mentor, and professionally develop themselves into the future leaders of our community. MLP Class will consist of 40 diverse, incoming freshman, sophomore, and transfer students that have a passion and desire to impact the communities that surround them here at the University of Florida. If you want to take the next step into getting involved at the University of Florida, the Member Leadership Program is a great way to do it! Stay tuned for applications at the beginning of September!


If you have any questions you can reach out to the MLP Fall Director: Brian Nunez (briannunez@ufl.edu) or the MLP Spring Director: Julia Echemendia (jechemendia@ufl.edu).


Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month was founded in 1993 at the University of Florida is a student-run celebration that aims to engage, empower, and entertain the UF student population with an emphasis on the Hispanic/Latinx community. We strive to showcase the differences and similarities within our numerous nationalities. In doing so, we give the Hispanic/Latinx community a space to demonstrate their pride. We wish to serve as a source of information to the Hispanic-Latinx and immigrant communities. The largest student-run Hispanic Heritage celebration in the nation!


Applications/Submissions for ArtFest and Talent and Pageant are open now! Check out our social media for information! 


Hispanic Heritage Events 

  • Opening Ceremony

  • Artfest

  • 5K/Fiesta

  • Talent/Pageant 

  • Forum

  • Service Day

  • Closing Ceremony


For more information visit: https://www.ufhsa.com/hispanic-hertiage-month or contact Francesca Bagala at hispanicheritagemonth@gmail.com


Hispanic Latinx Student Assembly

The Hispanic Student Association and Hispanic Latinx Student Assembly 2020 team are proud to present this year's Hispanic-Latinx Student Assembly. Expect a night of celebrating Hispanic/Latinx pride or "Sonando" and learning about the past, present, and future of Latinx Gators! We want to showcase all that the Hispanic Latinx community has achieved in the University of Florida and our nation! Let’s redefine el Sueño Americano juntos! 


For more information visit: https://www.ufhsa.com/hispanic-latinx-student-assembly or contact Derlis Leyva at hlsa.ufhsa@gmail.com


Thank you so much for showing your interest in HSA! Make sure to check us out! Feel free to email me if you have any questions!

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Developed by Mauricio Perez & Elle Chumlongluk 

Funded by Student Government.

Hispanic Student Association

300 Reitz Union
PO Box 118505
Gainesville, FL 32611-8505