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Fall 2013 | Volume 1 | Issue 9


The Member Leadership Program would like to invite you all to our first event of the year! Come experience a taste of many cultures, without all the heavy costs of study abroad. Join us for a night full of fun activities, trivia, prizes, and best of all: FREE FOOD! The event will be hosted at the Institute of Hispanic-Latino Culture (La Casita) -located on University Avenue next to Chipotle - on November 20, 2013 from 6-9pm. Hope to see you all! The Membership Leadership Program is hosted by the Hispanic Student Association every year. Our mission is to foster growth, development and success in order to created principled leaders that will empower our community.

UPCOMING EVENTS Fiesta VENSA de Fin de Año Thursday Nov 21 10PM 101 Downtown (201 SE 2nd Ave)

It’s time for one of our famous parties to celebrate the end of another semester! You are all invited to this celebration, which will be held at 101 Downtown on November 21st! We will have the best music and drinks!! Come with all your friends and join us for what will be an unforgettable night. You do not want to miss it!!

Salsa Concert Friday Nov 22 6PM

Hispanic Heritage Month

Executive Board Applications Are you ready to be part of the largest studentrun celebration of Hispanic heritage in the nation? This is your chance! Applications for the 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Executive board are out now. Applications can be found at this link: and are due on Thursday, November 21st at 11:59pm. For questions about the application, contact Positions available: External Programming Director Internal Programming Director Treasurer Director of Marketing Director of Advertising Philanthropy Director Corporate Director Technical Director

Reitz UnionBreezeway

(Located outside of Wells Fargo near the roundabout) This is the event that everyone has been waiting for! Please join the Hispanic Student Association, Union de Estudiantes Puertorriquenos Activos, Cuban American Student Association, Gator Salsa Club and Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc. for our SALSA CONCERT.

Congratulations to the 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Executive Director!

It is our biggest collaboration and greatest event yet and we want you ALL to take part in our festivities and enjoy this incredible concert featuring EL INDIO Y SU ORQUESTA “LA UNICA” from Orlando, FL! FREE event, so make sure to bring your friends and family!

For all things HSA follow us via social media! /HSAatUF



Giselle Bermudez

get involved! HSA Marketing Team Be part of an exciting team where you are the liaison between HSA and the UF campus. There are opportunities to design flyers, handle social media, etc. For more information, contact or sign up at:

Special Events Committee Be part of a team that calls for some creative flare and hands-on fun! Work on event decorations and our Homecoming floats among othet things. For more information, contact or sign up at:

HSA Athletics Be part of our many athletic teams! For more information, contact us at or sign up at:

Career Development Committee Be part of a team that aims to promote professionalism by bringing guest speakers, workshops and networking events to HSA and their members. Sign up at:

Community Service If you are interested in doing community service and giving back to the community, please sign up at:

Mentorship Opportunity Are you passionate about diversity and want to share your passion with others? Are you interested in being a mentor and inspiring others to better understand other identities? Then Intercultural Engagement wants YOU as an Intercultural Certificate Program Mentor! The Intercultural Certificate Program (ICP) is sponsored by Intercultural Engagement and provides students and student leaders with an opportunity to learn cross-cultural skills towards creating a more inclusive community and effective student organization while also developing their cultural competency. All certificate participants must attend the five required workshops pertaining for our five areas (Intercultural Understanding, Leadership, Education, Advocacy, and Development) as well as three “electives� (other approved on campus events) over the course of the semester. ICP mentors are a core part of the Intercultural Certificate Program as they help to engage the ICP participants and open them up to new experiences they would not necessarily participate in otherwise. They serve as more of a support system to reflect upon past and future experiences as well as being the participant’s point of contact. Every mentor gets only one student they work with throughout the entire semester. Each mentor will be required to meet with their participant at least once a month to help students in realizing their individual goals for the program as well as being present for the 5 mandatory workshops alongside their mentee. Each mentor must also provide their information and office hours to the students they consult as to address any further questions. Mentors will also be meeting with the ICP director once a month to discuss progress and address any other issues. The application is on the link below and they are due November 22nd at 5pm! services/education/intercultural_certificate_program/ icp_mentors/

Miss University of Florida Pageant Do you love dressing up and making a presence? Are you interested in participating in a pageant and represent your school? The Miss University of Florida Pageant will be held on February 24, 2014. The first informational for interested ladies will be held on Tuesday November 19th at 7:00pm at the Reitz Room 366. Topics covered during the meeting will be the requirement for the pageant, paperwork, and any other questions that ladies may have. This is a great opportunity not only to get involved but also to represent the University of Florida statewide.

Miss UF 2013 Rachel Hart at Soulfesr 2013

UF Housing Fair State of Campus Address Join Student Government on November 19th and 7pm as the Student Body President Christina Bonarrigo runs through the great accomplishments of this year so far and dives into her views, hopes, and plans for the remainder of the 2013-14 school year. Below you will find a link where you can RSVP for the event and find out more information. There will be many organizations and campus leaders present.

The UF Fall Housing Fair is almost here! This is the largest housing event at the University of Florida. For three hours, apartments from all over Gainesville will answer questions and explain the benefits of choosing their communities. This is the easiest way to explore your off-campus living options, not to mention all the FREE FOOD and PROMOTIONAL GIVEAWAYS! Don’t miss KISS 105.3 who will be BROADCASTING LIVE from the event! Learn more at: Follow us on Instagram: ufhousingfair

HSA is the umbrella organization to 14 suborganizations. Cuban American Student Association (CASA) | PorColombia | Mexican American Student Association (MASA) | Argentine Student Association (ARSA) | Venezuelan Student Association (VENSA) | Central American Latin Organization (CALOR) | Dominican Student Association (DSA) | Peruvian American Student Society (PASS) | Union de Estudiantes Puertorriquenos Activos (UEPA) | Sabor Latino | Gator Salsa Club | Argentine Tango Club | Hispanic Communicators Association (HCA) | Hispanic Graduate Student Association (HGSA) | Seeking leadership contact us for more info.

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