Georgetown University Latin American Student Groups
Georgetown University has a vibrant Latin American community and the Latin America-related organizations active on campus reflect that.
Many of the particularities and complexities of the lively Latin American region are represented on the Georgetown campus including its politics, language, culture, dance, history, advocacy, social justice, diplomacy, social issues, and more. Whether they are led by undergraduate students or graduate Hoyas, these groups draw students, faculty, and members of the wider Georgetown community who are interested in Latin America into a network of active engagement and cooperation. Members of these student groups also help organize the annual student conference.
Latin American Student Groups
- Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Georgetown
Ballet Folklórico Mexicano of Georgetown is a student-run and managed organization that seeks to spread a love and understanding of traditional Mexican dance and culture through energetic performances from the various states of Mexico.
- Caribbean Culture Circle (CCC)
The Caribbean Culture Circle (CCC) seeks to promote and provide Caribbean events for the Georgetown community.
- Georgetown Por Colombia (GU Por Colombia)
GU Por Colombia is a national philanthropic, academic, and social organization that links people of diverse backgrounds to provide a networking platform and enable the development of social service projects focused on Colombia.
- Georgetown University Graduate Association of Mexican Students (GUGAMS)
GUGAMS fosters communication and collaboration among Mexican students at Georgetown University by engaging in activities that promote professional and academic development, Mexican culture, social enjoyment, relationships with alumni in Mexico, and other student associations.
- Georgetown University Graduate Spanish and Portuguese Student Organization (GSPSO)
The GSPSO is an organization open to all graduate students in the department of Spanish and Portuguese at Georgetown University. It was founded in 2000 with the aim of creating a forum for discussion of issues of common interest among graduate students.
- Georgetown University Mexican Student Association (GUMSA)
Via cultural immersion, social responsibility, and political awareness, GUMSA aims at providing a venue for students to learn about Mexico through education, culture, tradition, food, and discussion with hopes of a stronger Mexican presence in Georgetown.
- Georgetown University Riqueza Dominicana
Georgetown University's Riqueza Dominicana is a home to Dominicans and their culture, and it also welcomes those who wish to experience and learn more about what makes Dominican culture memorable and rich.
- GU Brazilian Club (O Clube Brasileiro de Georgetown)
GU Brazilian Club is dedicated to promoting Brazilian culture in all of its forms within the Georgetown community and the greater Washington, D.C. area. It promotes events and other opportunities to meet other people from Brazil or interested in Brazilian culture.
- LatAm Council
The LatAm Council is a graduate student organization in the School of Foreign Service dedicated to the Americas. It seeks to promote the discussion and better understanding of political, economic, and social issues in Latin America and the Caribbean through a foreign affairs perspective.
- Latin American Business Association (LABA)
The Latin American Business Association is committed to creating a bond between Latin American students and the Georgetown community. The organization seeks to build awareness of the region’s business environment and cultural richness.
- Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA)
LALSA’s main purpose is to address the needs and well-being of Latino students at the Georgetown Law Center by providing a welcoming environment in which students feel comfortable and can thrive.
- Latin American Policy Association (LAPA)
The Latin American Policy Association promotes the discussion, debate, and analysis of policies and political issues relevant for the Latin American region.
- Latin American Student Association (LASA)
The Latin American Student Association is a student organization at Georgetown University that promotes Latin America through a variety of academic, cultural, social, and service initiatives.
- Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Atzlán
Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Atzlán is a Chicanx student organization that provides a forum for the Georgetown community to explore Latinx culture, community, and politics. It is an open organization that welcomes all members, regardless of ethnic identification and political ideology.
- Ritmo y Sabor
Ritmo y Sabor is Georgetown's premiere Latin dance group. It performs at various events on campus, from Reventón Latino to Relay for Life. Its repertoire features a spicy blend of genres including salsa, merengue, bachata, and more.
For more information about student clubs and activities in Georgetown, please visit campus life.