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Welcome to the Organization of Latin American Affairs' OrgSync page! 

Better known as OLAA, the Organization of Latin American Affairs was first established in 1977 out of a need to voice the issues and concerns that many Latino students faced and had (and still do) at Boston College. Today, the Organization is formed by and serves Latino and non-Latino students committed to the advancement of Latinos not only at Boston College, but in Boston and beyond. Through a variety of events and outings, be it dance workshops, facilitated discussions or volunteer work, OLAA explores and promotes the different sides of Latino culture and identity. 

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Portal Information

Description

The Organization of Latin American Affairs, referred to as O.L.A.A., is a cultural organization of Boston College. Its purpose is to articulate and promote the needs and goals of the Latinos at Boston College and to foster and encourage an attitude of academics, religious beliefs, and social awareness. It is to aid, support and assist in the recruitment of prospective Latino/a students, and to assist in their admission to Boston College. It intends to further the interest of the Latino/a community in greater Boston and the United States. It incorporates the use of bilingual and bi-cultural knowledge in providing exposure of the college experience to Latino communities, through community service, political action, social justice, and social awareness. It strives for the unification of Latinos, not only in the Boston College community, but also in other academic institutions and throughout the world.

Category

Intercultural

Primary Contact Name

The primary contact should be the organization leader (president, director, chair, ect.)

Francisco U Bernard

Primary Contact Title

President

Additional Contact Name

Carlos A Garcia

Faculty/Staff Advisor Name

Your faculty/staff advisor is NOT your Student Programs Office contact.

Joana Maynard

Faculty/Staff Advisor School/Department

Office of AHANA Student Programs

Organization Mission Statement

The Organization of Latin American Affairs, referred to as O.L.A.A., is a cultural organization of Boston College. Its purpose is to articulate and promote the needs and goals of the Latinos at Boston College and to foster and encourage an attitude of academics, religious beliefs, and social awareness.
It is to aid, support and assist in the recruitment of prospective Latino/a students, and to assist in their admission to Boston College. It intends to further the interest of the Latino/a community in greater Boston and the United States. It incorporates the use of bilingual and bi-cultural knowledge in providing exposure of the college experience to Latino communities, through community service, political action, social justice, and social awareness. It strives for the unification of Latinos, not only in the Boston College community, but also in other academic institutions and throughout the world.