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 2018-2019 Executive Board
President – Beza Mamo
Vice President - Ethel Atanga
Secretary - Adedolapo Adegbuyi
Event Coordinator – Orlyne Megouang Fah
Public Relation Officer – Antonio Banks & Jeffrey Wooten
Moderator – Leota Wilson
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 2018-2019 Executive Board
Co-Presidents – Genesis Romero and Anthony Muentes
Vice President – Leslie Mayeregger
Secretary – Haleema Hafeez
Treasurer – Alexandra Rasch
Public Relations –
Event Coordinator – Maria Fraga
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 2018-2019 Executive Board
President – Reynante “Arby” Alimon & Jan Manzanero
Vice President – Rochell Ann Yacat
Secretary – Sarah Ng
Treasurer – Udval Yun
Event Coordinator: Nicole Arro
Public Relations – Charles Lewin-Smith
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 2018-2019 Executive Board
President – Ahmed Jackson
Vice President – Sterling Franklin
Secretary – Jayda Lawlah
Treasurer – Matthew Dorsey
Public Relations – Makayla McDonald
Event Coordinator – Chris Goodson
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 2018-2019 Executive Board
President – Krystele Antoine
Vice President – Joseph Aguilera & Chris Roque Mateo
Secretary – Kristen Richards
Treasurer – Franklin Parks
Public Relations – Natalie Rosado
Events Coordinator – Alexandria Best & Patrice Lauture
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.