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ALANA Services

Student Organizations

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 (ASA)

The African Student Association serves to integrate and foster the unity of students from different African cultures, and exists as a support system and resource for any student at Loyola. The organization presents students with prominent issues relating to Africa and encourages them to partake in inclusive events/activities that expose the university to the different cultures of the continent. The ASA also strives to serve the community by collaborating with different organizations.

African Student Association (ASA) logo featuring red, green, and yellow rings and various African flags in the shape of the continent

ASA 2022-23 Executive Board

  • President: Justine Amedson
  • Vice President: Abena Ansah
  • Secretary: Toyosi Dosumu
  • Treasurer: Ayoboni Odukoya
  • Public Relations Coordinator: Angela Kalissa
  • Event Coordinators: Derin Fatungase & Letitia Fianko
  • Outreach Directors: Malcolm Kiiza & Chin Ogbodo

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Asian Cultural Alliance (ACA)

The Asian Cultural Alliance strives to connect with the greater Loyola campus based on an interest in the many forms of Asian culture. We strive to deliver valuable experiences based upon Asian traditions and culture, as well as educate and expose varying aspects of Asian life, dismiss stereotypes, explore diversity, and gather those who are interested to learn and discuss current issues and attitudes both related and unrelated to Asia.

Asian Cultural Alliance (ACA) logo featuring three red circles

ACA 2022-23 Executive Board

  • Co-Presidents: Carly Dacanay 
  • Vice President: Heidi Chow
  • Secretary: Vera Pavlovich
  • Treasurer: Marlo Lacson
  • Public Relations Director: Ameila Arabe
  • Event Coordinator: Kasey Choe

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Association of Latinx American Students (ALAS)

The Association for Latin American and Spanish Student's mission is to foster awareness of Latino culture through educational programming and outreach to the Loyola community. With the infusion of Jesuit values and Latino perspectives, ALAS aims to immerse Loyola students into a community open to cultural awareness and proactive involvement in current issues.

Association of Latinx American Students (ALAS) logo featuring letters filled in with various Latin American flags

ALAS 2022-23 Executive Board

  • President: Natalia Medina Lozada
  • Vice President: Alexys Mendez
  • Secretary: Carolina Barros
  • Treasurer: Rodrigo Jimenez 
  • Public Relations/Social Media Director: Alondra Vargas Posada
  • Event Coordinators: Lupe Labra Valencia & Michelle Dominguez Cabrera

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Black Student Association (BSA)

The purpose of the Black Student Association is to provide measures of social and academic relations within the Black community. The mission of the Black Student Association is to promote awareness and celebrate all facets of Black culture through service projects, educational programs, social inclusiveness, and self-explanation while upholding the spirit of the Jesuit ideals.  

Black Student Association (BSA) logo featuring a solid black profile of a man and a woman back to backBSA 2022-23 Executive Board

  • President: Grace Murry
  • Vice President: Sydney Mann
  • Secretary: Destiny Williams
  • Treasurer: Ennis Hobdy
  • Public Relations Director: Daelin Cook 
  • Event Coordinators: Chloe Fequiere & Alyssa Williams

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Caribbean Students' Union (CSU)

The mission of the Caribbean Students' Union is to provide a place for students from the Caribbean and those interested in the Caribbean culture to share in the celebration of diversity in the Loyola community. We aim to accomplish this by sharing experiences, and exploring traditions through effective planning and programming. We seek to introduce the Loyola community to the many wonderful aspects of Caribbean life. 

Caribbean Students' Union (CSU) logo featuring a palm tree and ocean waves graphicCSU 2022-23 Executive Board

  • Co-Presidents: Jada Brown-Guerra & Ahsan Huland El
  • Co-Vice Presidents: Greer Soles & Niya Cyrus
  • Secretary: Alyssa Eddy
  • Treasurer: Ennis Hobdy
  • Events Coordinators: Ariana Butler & Deidra Jackson
  • Public Relations Director: Ahsan Huland El

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Middle Eastern South Asian Student Alliance (MESA)

The Middle Eastern and South Asian Student Alliance 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.

Middle Eastern South Asian Student Alliance (MESA) logo featuring silhouettes of notable middle eastern landmarks and symbolsMESA 2022-23 Executive Board

  • President: Hajrah Jalil
  • Vice President: Japna Singh
  • Secretary: Jessica Kingsley
  • Treasurer: Sneha KC
  • Public Relations Coordinator: Kammalijt Basara
  • Event Coordinator: Toyosi Dosumu

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Mosaic: Womxn of Color Initiative

Womxn of Color strives to provide resources, support, and encouragement for Womxn of Color on Loyola's campus and aboard. Through our development of an inclusive environment that fosters sisterhood and lifelong friends. We aim to involve, inform and inspire Womxn who embody the excellence of the collective presence and hold intersectionality at the forefront of their minds.

Mosaic: Womxn of Color Initiative logo featuring an animated hand holding a flower

Mosaic 2022-23 Executive Board

  • President: Alison Diaz
  • Vice President: Bethany Richardson
  • Advocacy & Inclusion Coordinators: Ella Yohannes & Nabeeha Abbas
  • Social Media Coordinator: Aamaya Guzman

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Native American Student Association (NASA)

The Native American Students Association 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.

Native American Student Association (NASA) logo featuring the intense blue eyes of a white tigerNASA Executive Board (currently inactive)

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