LatinX Student Union is an affinity group on campus that is open to students who identify as Latino/a, Chicano/a, Hispanic and their allies. It is both a club and a safe space not only for students on Pitzer’s campus, but for students from any of the 5Cs. Below are just a few reasons why Pitzer’s LatinX Student Union is absolutely amazing!
1. We have our own room- If you ever find yourself in need of a nap, stop on by the LSU room. We’ve got beanbags and pillows for students who want to take a nap in between their classes!
2. Preview Pitzer Program Hosting- Interested in spending the night at Pitzer? Want to check out one of our club meetings? Then sign up for the Preview Pitzer Program! Students from our club host prospective students for an entire weekend, and they get to see firsthand what life is like as a Pitzer student.
3. The Annual Rockabilly Festival- Do you like music? How about food trucks? Well boy do we have a treat for you. Every April, the LatinX Student Union puts on our annual Rockabilly Music Festival, where bands, vendors and car shows all come out for a day on the mounds. Come celebrate our 10th Anniversary with us in April 2017!
4. LSU’s Quinceñera- Did you have a quince? Well, we did! LatinX Student Union celebrated its 15th anniversary this past spring with a huge cultural celebration in honor of our growth throughout the years.
5. Bike Share Program- One great perk of being a member is that we have reserved bicycles through our college’s shared bike program. If you ever need to get somewhere quickly, then just grab one of our bike share bicycles and zip on to where you need to go!
6. Fun Retreat- Every year LatinX Student Union goes on a retreat to promote team bonding and expanding relationships. This year we traveled up to Barton Flats for two days of camping and fun!
7. Winner of the Leadership Award- This year, Pitzer College gave out awards to students and groups who embody our campus community core values, and guess who won the social responsibility award? Representatives from our club were so happy to be recognized for all the hard work our club does around Pitzer’s campus!
Posted by Natalia Duran ’19, Environmental Analysis