Latinx @ UVA

Latinx @ UVA


Welcome to Latinx History at UVA, a website that seeks to celebrate and empower the Hispanic/Latinx community by recognizing the many contributions of different Hispanic/Latinx organizations throughout the University of Virginia’s history!

The Hispanic/Latinx community has unquestionably contributed to the development and success of the University of Virginia, yet this history has been largely unexplored and often lost. This is due in great part to the lack of an organized and consolidated gathering of Hispanic/Latinx history at UVA. This website will serve the purpose of recording, acknowledging, and inspiring the Hispanic/Latinx student body at UVA, and it will serve as a tool and guide for future initiatives within the community. 

This archival site is comprised of interviews, images, documents, articles, and promotional material that offer viewers a glance into the rich history and value of the Hispanic/Latinx community at UVA. By clicking on the names displayed on the timeline below, you will find the stories of  organizations - new and old - that have shaped the experiences of Hispanic/Latinx students at the University of Virginia! 

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A Message


This website, as well as the organizations recognized, are an example of solidaridad, liderazgo, y apoyo, which are at the core of the mission of La Gente. This website brings to light the rich history of Hispanic/Latinx organizations and recognizes the individual and collective efforts of community members to shape their University. It is because of this that La Sociedad de La Gente fully believes in this website and supports the efforts of its contributors. 

The beauty of this tool is in the demonstration of students acting in their fullest capacity to make an impact in all facets of the University, embodying the fundamental principle of student citizenship. Initiatives toward a better community can vary in size and visibility, but this curation will serve as a constant pursuit to ensure no act of commitment or sacrifice will go forgotten. La Sociedad de la Gente recognizes the power of reflecting on our past for fostering hope and determinism in the Hispanic/Latinx community’s future.