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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 2023-24 Executive Board

  • President: Justine Amedson
  • Vice President:Toyosi Dosumu
  • Secretary:Jennifer Owoeye
  • Treasurer:Boni Odukoya
  • Public Relations Coordinator:Derin Fatunagase
  • Event Coordinators:Chelsey Nkamshire-Adjei & Dalu Ezekwesili
  • Outreach Directors: Malcolm Kiiza &Hayat Yussuf

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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 2023-24 Executive Board

  • Co-Presidents:Vera Pavlovich & Marlo Lacson
  • Vice President: Kasey Choe
  • Secretary: Amelia Arabe
  • Treasurer: Emma Sabino
  • Public Relations Director:Jay Vidal
  • Event Coordinator: Aubrey Rosario & Alyssa Solis

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Association of Latinx 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 2023-24 Executive Board

  • President:Lupe Labra Valencia
  • Vice President: Carolina Barros
  • Secretary: Diana Muniz
  • Treasurer:Miguel Maldonado Briones
  • Public Relations/Social Media Director: Michelle Dominguez Cabrera
  • Event Coordinators:Keily Serrano Lopez & Gabriel Gomez

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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 2023-24 Executive Board

  • President:Alyssa Williams
  • Vice President:Leyla Hecht
  • Secretary:Jaylynn Lawlah
  • Treasurer: Maddi Rolle
  • Public Relations Director: Jalen Taylor
  • Event Coordinators: Lyric Boyd & Samya Tanner

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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 2023-24 Executive Board

  • Co-Presidents: Taylor Pickering
  • Co-Vice Presidents:Renee Jones
  • Secretary:Reece Watkins
  • Treasurer: Makayla Charlouis
  • Events Coordinators: Lauryn Clarke
  • Public Relations Director: Silas Green

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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 2023-24 Executive Board

  • President:Sajiv Gnanasekaran
  • Vice President:Raneem Odeh & Toyosi Dosumu
  • Secretary:Raminder Ghotra
  • Treasurer:Anwaar Ahmed
  • Public Relations Coordinator:Chahat Kumari
  • Event Coordinator:Safia Shariff & Kammaljit Basara

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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 2023-24 Executive Board

  • President:Nabeeha Abbas
  • Vice President:Amaya Jones-Core
  • Secretary: Bryanna Vidal
  • Public Relations Coordinator: Kacy Espitia
  • Outreach Director: Kayla Hayden & Lupe Labra Valencia

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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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