LatinX Affairs | LSU Office of Multicultural Affairs

Latinx Student Affairs

All students who identify in some way with Hispanic/Latino/a/x are welcome and encouraged to meet other Latinx individuals on campus. Our goal is to encourage, guide, and enable the academic, professional, and social achievements for all students on campus. Through engaging in cultural events we will develop strong relationships that will empower us to greater success.

As the student demographics continue to shift, the Office of Multicultural Affairs will continue to meet the students’ needs in order to help students persist and graduate.
Each academic year, our office will focus and explore our Hispanic/Latin community to better serve our students and the Baton Rouge community. With this initiative in mind, our goal is to create and plan events accessible to every student in the LSU community.

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Latinx les da la bienvenido a todos los estudiantes que de alguna manera se identifiquen con y/o encuentren en el mundo latinoamericano y/o hispánico sus raíces culturales ¡A todos les animamos a encontrarse y reunirse en el campus con otros estudiantes latinx! Nuestro objetivo es motivar, guiar y apoyar los logros académicos, profesionales y sociales del grupo. A través de la participación en los eventos culturales, esperamos que todos y cada uno de los integrantes de latinx puedan establecer relaciones de amistad y compañerismo así como desarrollar vínculos profesionales que fortalezcan sus metas y los dirijan hacia el éxito.

La Oficina de Asuntos Multiculturales sigue atentamente los cambios y variaciones dentro de las necesidades de la población estudiantil latinx con el fin de saber cómo apoyar mejor sus estudios y encaminarlos de manera directa hacia la graduación. Cada año académico, nuestra oficina centra sus esfuerzos en saber más de nuestra comunidad latinx para así servir mejor a nuestros estudiantes y la comunidad de Baton Rouge. Con dicha iniciativa, nuestro objetivo es crear y planear eventos accesibles a todos estudiantes de LSU.


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 Latin American & Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 (LAHHM)

Contact: or 225-578-8497 if you want more information on these events and how to particiapte.

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Latinx Block Party 

Date: Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Location: Atchafalaya Room 339 - Student Union
Contact: or 225-578-8497

Join us as we kick-off LAHHM with music, food, and resource information!  



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What Does It Mean to be Latinx?: Community Conversation

Thursday, September 23 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Location: Atchafalaya Room Student Union 

In this dialogue, Latinx participants will discuss topics ranging from what countries have the best dishes, family dynamics, what's the best music to listen to, and how they feel about the term "Latinx." Allies are welcome to come listen and participate in a closing reflection. Light refreshments will be served. 


Power and Problems of Latinx Identity: Interactive Lecture

Wednesday, September 29 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - HYBRID

Location: HYBRID / Human Ecology Building Room 115 

Dr. Melinda Gonzalez will unpack the complexities of Latinx identity in the U.S, discussing the political, financial, and social power of the pan-Latinx movement, and addressing the problems of ascribing to an ethnic identity rooted in Spanish conquest.


Music & Dreams: Latinx Immigrant Student Panel

Wednesday, October 13. 4:00-5:00 PM

Location: HYBRID / Sternberg Salon French House

Come listen to students from Latin American countries play music and share their experiences as immigrants. Light refreshments will be served. 




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Latinx Dance Night

Date: Tuesday, September 28th
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Location: Union Royal Cotillion Ballroom
Contact: or 225-578-8497

Join us as we celebrate LAHHM through an evening of food, music, and dance lessons! 




Other Offerings

UREC Salsa with Salsa Celebration on Thursday, September 23 from 5:00-6:30PM. Click here for more information and to register for the event. 

The LSU Textile & Costume Museum has an exhibition on Maya textile artistry. The museum is located on Tower Drive in the Human Ecology Building. It is open Monday through Friday 8:00AM - 4:30PM and on the first Sunday of the month from 2:00 - 4:00PM. Click here for more information. 

The Office of Multicultural Affairs will offer Latinx Dance Lessons on merengue, bachata, and salsa from 6:00 - 7:00PM at the African American Center on the following dates: Sept 29; October 12, 13, 26, and 27. RSVP HERE

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Your Cozy Latin American Hispanic Community Space Students Reading

Location: 302G in the Union

Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday through Friday

Contact: or 225-578-8497

Drop by to study, relax, and spend time here between classes. Use the conference rooms for meetings. Make use of free printing and other resources from the friendly Office of Multicultural Affairs staff.