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 African Student's Association (ASA) 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.
ASA 2020-2021 Executive Board
President – Eniola Sokera
Vice President – Hodavia Kalombo
Secretary - Jazzy Nkala
Public Relations Director – Rebekah Abraham
Event Coordinator – Mhret Alemu & Emonike Ekpeso
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.
ALAS 2020-2021 Executive Board
President – Haleema Hafeez
Vice President – Mariana Carillo-Obregon
Secretary – Karina Ortega
Treasurer – Natalia Medina-Lozada
Public Relations Director - Nathalie Mino
Event Coordinator –Kayla Pomales & Alondra Vargas-Posada
Asian Cultural Alliance
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.
ACA 2020-2021 Executive Board
President – Kayte Rooney
Vice President – Kelley Chan & Brian Chan
Public Relations Director- Johanna Husena
Event Coordinator - Carla Dacanay & Emily Choi-Slattery
Black Student Association
The purpose of the Black Student Association (BSA) 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.
BSA 2020-2021 Executive Board
President – Amber Davis
Vice President – Jayda Lawlah
Secretary – Anaya Adams
Treasurer – Kayla Williams
Public Relations Director: Grace Murray
Event Coordinators – Paige Ridgeway & Chloe Fequiere
Caribbean Students Union
The mission of the Caribbean Student's Union (CSU) 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.
CSU 2020-2021 Executive Board
President – Matthew Franco
Vice President – Gavriella Hardoon Hodge & Jada Brown-Guerra
Secretary – Sydney Mann
Treasurer – Niya Cyrus
Events Coordinator – Greer Soles
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 2020-2021 Executive Board
President – Seemab Kazmi
Secretary – Hajrah Jalil
Treasurer – Japna Singh
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.
NASA 2020-2021 Executive Board
President – Joy Walker
Vice President – Dahlia Nogales
Public Relations – Cayla Wike
Events Coordinator – Erin Duffy