ALANA Services supports the initiatives of ethnic clubs at Loyola. ALANA clubs sponsor numerous social events, lectures and off-campus trips that promote cultural awareness, community outreach, leadership and unity among Loyola students.
Here are current ALANA organizations and their goals:
African Student Association
The ASA serves to integrate and foster the unity of students from different African cultures. It sees itself as the support and resource group for any African student at Loyola. It presents students with prominent issues in Africa and encourages them to partake in events/activities that occur in the African communities at Loyola and in neighboring areas. The ASA outreaches to the larger campus community and strives to educate those interested in joining the club about African culture, history, and experience at Loyola.
ASA 2017-2018 Executive Board
President – Adefunke Atitebi
Vice President – Abena Baffoe-Bonnie
Association of Latin American & Spanish students (ALAS)
ALAS's mission is to aid in the effort of promoting multi-cultural awareness, especially of Latin American and Hispanic cultures, within the Loyola community.
ALAS 2017-2018 Executive Board
President – Paula Matsunaga & Kamilia Arroyo
Vice President – Kelly Casella
Secretary – Oluwaferanmi Ayandele
Treasurer – Andrea Quinche
Public Relations – Frankie Rios
Event Coordinator – Tania Martinez
Moderator: Dr. David Carey
Asian Cultural Alliance
The Asian Cultural Alliance strives to connect with the campus based on an interest in the many forms of Asian culture. In pursuing this mission, we will deliver valuable experiences based upon traditions, culture, food and other aspects of Asian culture; educating and making known the intricate aspects of Asian life; dismissing stereotypes that people may have about Asian people; spreading diversity; and gathering those who are interested to learn and discuss current issues and attitudes either related or unrelated to Asia.
ACA 2017-2018 Executive Board
President – Jeni Rosales
Vice President – Joey Patron
Secretary – Michelle Mencia
Treasurer – Udval Yun
Public Relations – Kelsey Keeling
Moderator: Prof. Kerry Tan
Black Student Association
The Black Student Association's (BSA) mission is to promote awareness and celebrate Black culture through service projects, educational programs, social inclusiveness, and self exploration while upholding the spirit of the Jesuit ideals.
BSA 2016-2017 Executive Board
President – Joy Holland
Vice President – Taraja Arnold
Chief of Staff – Jordyn Taylor
Treasurer – Alexandria Best
Event Coordinator – Cierra Thurmond
Moderator: Nicholaus Bates
Caribbean Students Union
The Caribbean Students Union's mission is to facilitate awareness of the Caribbean culture among Loyola's student community. It strives to provide an environment conducive to discussion and exploration of the Caribbean and its impact on our society.
CSU 2016-2017 Executive Board
President – Alicia Espinal-Mesa & Joe Aguilera
Vice President – Lemuel Bourne & Chris Roque Mateo
Treasurer – Camilla Riley & Krystele Antoine
Secretary – Breyanna Mucius
Public Relations – Maci Torres
Events Coordinator – Mailyse DeJesus
Moderator: Dr. Camika Royal
Diversity Peer Educators
Diversity Peer Educators is one of five peer educator programs sponsored by Loyola. ALANA Services moderates the Diversity Peer Educators, which addresses issues related to diversity and multiculturalism such as race, gender, sexual preference, and physical and mental disabilities. The program promotes diversity education and awareness through discussion, film presentations and programs.
Native American Student Association (NASA)
The Native American Students Association (NASA) aims to create a supportive space for the unique challenges faced by Native American, American Indian, Hawaiian Pacific Islander and Alaskan Native students at the college level. The goal is to help improve academic success and individual growth among students who identify in these ethnic groups as well as informing the student body of this influential ethnic group. NASA ultimately intends to promote unity, diversity and cooperation among the Loyola University Maryland community while upholding its strong Jesuit tradition and values.