Azucar Dance Company
Established in the year 2000, ¡Azúcar! Dance Company is Tallahassee’s oldest Latin dance organization and is dedicated to teaching the Cuban dance of casino to the Tallahassee community. ¡Azúcar!, whose literal meaning in English is “sugar,” offers free lessons throughout the year and encourages our students to not only advance as dancers, but to integrate as part of the ¡Azúcar! Team. We strive to be active members of the Florida State University and Tallahassee communities through the hosting of Cuban casino dance lessons, performing at events, and participating in community service endeavors, which are all open and available to the public regardless of age, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, student status (you don’t need to be a FSU student), or school affiliation.
Afro-Latinx Student Association (ALSA)
As an Afro-Latino organization, we spread information about our rich Afro-Latinx culture that runs deep in our roots. We strive to teach those to learn to embrace their culture and spread awareness to our community in order to give Afro-Latinos a sense of identity.
BRASA (Brazilian Student Association)
The Brazilian Student Association at FSU (formerly known as the Portuguese Language Club at FSU) is for anyone interested in the Portuguese language and Brazilian culture. Everyone is welcome to join the meetings and participate in the events throughout the academic year, there is no need to speak Portuguese or be of Brazilian heritage! We sponsor a bi-weekly conversation hour known as "Bate-Papo", where members can develop their Portuguese-language skills with other students and native speakers in the community. We also hold general body meetings and other events to promote Brazilian culture and Portuguese Language.
CAUSA (Central American United Student Association)
The Central American United Student Association at Florida State University shall serve to promote the awareness of Central American Culture and History at FSU. CAUSA will function as an outlet for Central American and non Central American students to network, to express and represent their culture, and to educate those in the community who want to know more about Central America. Through educational, social, and professional events and activities, CAUSA will provide a home for Central American and non-Central American students to grow into better members of the college community as well as raise cultural awareness in the community. All activities and functions of the Central American United Student Association shall be legal under University, local, state, and federal laws.
We are a culturally diverse group of students who share latin dance as a common interest if not passion. We teach latin dances on campus as well as throughout Tallahassee. We are also involved with community service opportunities around the city. We host workshops as well as perform at various events throughout Florida. We focus on becoming well rounded Salsa dancers through performance, social dancing, and teaching. To promote a continual love and appreciation for Latin dance.
CASA (Cuban American Student Association)
The Cuban-American Student Association, also known as C.A.S.A., is committed towards enhancing the Cuban-American culture through social and service activities; to serve the needs of Cuban-American students; to unite and educate the student body and the Tallahassee community; to promote cultural exchange through the sharing of our Cuban heritage; to contribute to the well-being of the Hispanic community as a whole.
Dominican Student Association (DSA)
Established in the 2004-2005 academic year, the Dominican Student Association at the Florida State University has made it its objective to share the powerful culture so beloved to its members. By implementing the Dominican culture both on and off campus, the FSU community will be able to experience an ethnically diverse campus by working with and conducting events in the cultural, social, and educational spectrums.
EspaNoles (Spanish American Student Association)
EspaNoles is a student organization at Florida State University that welcomes students from all nationalities who are interested in Spain’s rich culture as well as the country’s diverse society. By embracing the values of integration and respect, EspaNoles encourages all to participate in our events in order to meet new people, learn, try new foods, and discover the many great things that Spain has to offer.
Lambda Theta Alpha
Lambda Theta Alpha was recognized at Kean University as the First Latina Sorority founded in the United States. This organization was the first to recognize the need for a support system, thus creating one. The desire to progress, dedication to their community, and the aspiration for the advancement of the Latina women marked the beginning of Lambda Theta Alpha. It allowed the independent Latina woman of a new era to have a sense of belonging and with that, achieve her highest potential. It would define a new role for the Latina woman, one with education, goals and vision in hopes of great success.
Mexican-American Student Association (MASA)
The name of this organization shall be Mexican American Student Association at the Florida State University. The organization may also refer to itself as “MASA.” MASA shall serve to promote and provide the welfare of the Mexican American student body at Florida State University. It shall function as an educational and cultural learning instrument for the FSU community, promoting Mexico’s positive attributes and rich cultural heritage. MASA shall foster unity by developing a network among Mexican and Mexican American students and encouraging student participation in the promotion of Latin America’s cultural expression. All activities and functions of the Mexican American Student Association shall be legal under University, local, state, and federal laws.
Hispanic Honor Society
Establishing The Hispanic Honor Society at the collegiate level to recognize and encourage outstanding scholastic achievement while promoting cultural growth in a service oriented society. We are a group of gifted students who love to serve the community while learning about the Hispanic culture. The cultural events are geared to get students to acknowledge and become familiar with the different cultures in the hispanic world. All of this would not be possible without the social events which bring the members closer together.
Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
The purpose of OPBSI is to Serve and Educate people of diverse backgrounds through sisterhood, leadership, and guidance. As positive role models, we promote unity of all cultures, focus on the empowerment of our gender and raise the standards of excellence in our academic, social, and personal endeavors. OPBSI envisions a world without oppression, where empowered women celebrate the essence of womanhood and act as resources in the advancement of their communities. We celebrate the success of the women of our past, recognize the accomplishments of women today, and promote to uplift future generations.
Peruvian Student Association (PerSA)
The purpose of The Peruvian Student Association shall be to provide insight and promote the Peruvian culture to its members and non-members alike. Also, the organization will provide an opportunity for students in all undergraduate/graduate fields of study who already obtain knowledge about the Peruvian Culture to further enhance it through leadership positions and events geared towards Peru. With the commitment of voluntary service to help encourage and maintain academic growth among the students.
Phi Iota Alpha
Since 1931 Phi Iota Alpha has set precedents for Latino Greek leadership in the global community. Through the past 81 years, Phi Iota Alpha has cultivated and inspired Latino men nationwide to become leaders of their communities across Latin America and the United States. Open to all men, this distinguished brotherhood includes many professionals and former presidents of Latin American countries. Today, Phi Iota Alpha, the oldest Latino fraternity in existence, continues to lead as the preeminent Latino fraternal organization with chapters throughout the United States. Our goal is to provide intensive educational, cultural and social activities geared towards the promotion of Latin American culture and empowerment to the Latino community. Our purpose is to unify Latinos and other ethnic groups, and we are also dedicated to the abolishing of ignorance, prejudice, and racism against and between different ethnic groups.
Por Colombia is a nationally recognized student organization created to promote and provide for the social welfare of the Colombian-American student body at the Florida State University. It will function as an educational and cultural instrument for the FSU community, promoting Colombia's positive attributes and rich cultural heritage. Our goal is to foster unity by developing a network among Colombian students and encourage student participation in the promotion of Latin America's cultural expression. Por Colombia helps bring together the Colombian community in FSU and promotes cultural awareness.
Puerto Rican Student Association (PRSA)
Puerto Rican Student Association at The Florida State University was founded with the purpose of improving the quality of life for all Puerto Rican and other students at FSU as well as to promote the Puerto Rican culture through social, political, educational, and service activities. The Puerto Rican Student Association will be having many social, cultural, and educational events to enlighten students of our proud Latino culture and unite the Hispanic community.
SHPE is the leading social-technical organization whose primary function is to enhance and achieve the fullest potential of Hispanics and under served minorities in engineering, math, technology and science. We fulfill our mission by increasing educational opportunities; promoting professional and personal growth; carry out our social responsibility to be involved in education, business and government issues; enhancing pride within our organization; and reinforcing our reputation as a vital Hispanic organization.
Sigma Lambda Beta
The Rho Alpha Chapter of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity strives for academic excellence, diversity, and service to The Florida State University and Leon County communities. We are the largest and fastest growing multi-cultural fraternity in the nation. Our pillars of Brotherhood, Scholarship, Community Service, and Cultural Awareness drive us to better ourselves, maintain self-respect and encourage tolerance for the views of others.
Venezuelan Student Association (VenSA)
The purpose of the Venezuelan Student Association at the Florida State University is to promote unity among all Venezuelans, to share our culture with everyone in Tallahassee, to guide newly-arrived Venezuelan students in their process of cultural and social adaptation and to increase the general awareness of current events in Venezuela. All activities and functions of the Venezuelan Student Association shall be legal under University, local, state, and federal laws.