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 2019-2020 Executive Board
President – Camryn Williams
Vice President – Beza Mamo & Ethel Atanga
Secretary – Kyra Atkinson
Treasurer – Mhret Alemu
Public Relations – Arden Norwood
Event Coordinator – Hodavia Kalombo & Eniola Sokera
Outreach Coordinator-Temitope Ijiwoye
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 2019-2020 Executive Board
Co-Presidents – Genesis Romero
Vice President – Anthony Muentes
Secretary – Haleema Hafeez
Treasurer – Isaiah Diaz
Public Relations – Leslie Mayeregger
Event Coordinator – Mariana Carrillo & Frida Barrerra
Moderator: Dr. Joseph Farrell
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 2019-2020 Executive Board
President – Charles Lewin-Smith & Vivian Nguyen
Vice President – Nicole Arro
Secretary – Brian Chan
Treasurer – Poovanut Ben Khamhaeng & Kelley Chan
Event Coordinator - Kayte Rooney & Jada Ito
Public Relations – Reynante "Arby" Alimon
Moderator: Prof. Kerry Tan
Black Student Association
The mission of the Black Student Association is to foster a sense of community through cultural programming, community outreach, and celebrating Black culture, at large. We are committed to being a voice for Black students on campus.
BSA 2019-2020 Executive Board
President – Matthew Dorsey
Vice President – Sydnie Edwards
Secretary – Amber Davis
Treasurer – Brynn Jones
Public Relations – Gillian Blackwood
Event Coordinator – Anaya Adams
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 2019-2020 Executive Board
President – Natalie Rosado
Vice President – Franklin Parks & Kristen Richards
Secretary – Joy Walker
Treasurer – Corey McPherson
Public Relations – Matthew Franco
Events Coordinator – Jovial Njinyi & Kierrah Harris
Moderator: Dr. Camika Royal
Middle Eastern South Asian Student Alliance
The Middle Eastern and South Asian Student Alliance (MESA) promotes the awareness, understanding, and appreciation of Middle Eastern and South Asian cultures among Loyola students. Our goal is to foster a sense of community within the student body and increase Middle Eastern and South Asian cultural awareness throughout the Loyola campus, as well as the surrounding Baltimore area. We welcome students of all ethnic backgrounds to participate in our events.
MESA 2019-2020 Executive Board
President – Syed Kazmi & Erica Bagheri
Vice President – Chloe Chin & Jenn Jafari
Secretary – Michelle Boca
Treasurer – Khin Zin
Public Relations – Deanna Bottomley
Events Coordinator – Ahmed Akkad
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.