LASA’s Mission

We aim to support the teaching, research, and public service functions of the University of California, Los Angeles. By providing programs, services, and educational experiences that promote the academic success of students, LASA strengthens and enhances the quality of the Latino/a cultural identity on campus. These services are geared toward supporting a healthy, safe, and intellectual development of our students in a challenging environment. LASA is concerned with the retention of our students and with being a representative voice for the Latino/a community at UCLA.

LASA is an open organization that welcomes all UCLA students and does not discriminate membership based on race, class, origin, religion, gender, sexual or political orientation. Instead, it explicitly strives to eliminate such discrimination by promoting active participation to all students by all students. Furthermore, all members are strongly encouraged to become active within the organization.