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Governors State University (GSU) offers many Latinx Student Resources; from our bilingual recruitment and advising staff to our clubs and organizations such as the Association of Latin American Students (ALAS), we are here to make sure that you are supported and feel welcomed throughout your entire time at GSU. Check out the information below to learn more about Latinx Student Resources at GSU and be sure to check this webpage regularly for new and exciting opportunities.


Association of Latin American Students (ALAS)

The Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) is a student club dedicated to creating a welcoming and nurturing environment for Latinx students and allies interested in learning more about Latin cultures, as well as providing and informing Latinx students about all Latinx Student Resources available at GSU.

Our club's pillars are the following:

1. Community Building

2. Leadership Development

3. Mentorship

4. Learning more about Latin cultures and becoming an ally

If you have any questions on how to join ALAS or the Latinx Student Resources we provide, please feel free to reach out to us at to learn more.

Connect with ALAS on Social Media!

Connect with ALAS on social media to stay up-to-date with all Latinx Student Resources GSU has to offer.

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ALAS Co-Advisors

To learn more about ALAS, how to join ALAS, or more information on all Latinx Student Resources that are available at GSU, please contact one of our ALAS co-advisors:

Melinda Arce-Gudino

Melinda Arce-Gudino
Admissions Counselor

Emmanuel Lopez

Emmanuel Lopez
Recruitment Specialist

Testimonials from ALAS Members

Read what ALAS members have to say about the Latinx Student Resources available at GSU.

"Being in ALAS is extremely validating. As a Latinx student, I am aware that I am less likely to both enroll in and complete college. Yet with the help of clubs like ALAS, other students and I are breaking stereotypes and exceeding educational expectations. ALAS also has very informative cultural programming that takes into account student interests."

MaryKate Godinez, Psychology, Class of 2022

"I really enjoy ALAS for all the connections I have made. I have met so many friendly people! The energy is always awesome. I have also learned so much about Latinx culture! They always keep up us up to date on scholarship opportunities. Additionally, we get so many unique networking opportunities! I am really grateful for this club!"

Tricia Romero, Elementary Education, Class of 2023

"The ALAS club is a center of resources for professional development and academic achievement, which is often hard to find as a first generation university student like myself. The sense of unity on campus is tremendous–the club welcomed me in with open arms and a contagiously positive attitude!"

Rocio Arias, Health Administration, Class of 2022

"Having a Latinx club like ALAS has provided me with significant guidance building friendships that has helped me begin my professional development. Whilst being in ALAS, club members were provided with scholarships and job opportunities we could apply to. When they informed us about these student worker jobs on campus, I was able to apply for a job in my field of study, allowing me to begin getting experience in my desired work field. Not only did ALAS inform us members about different opportunities and scholarships that could benefit any of us, ALAS also creates events where you can meet other Latinx students who are interested in being successful."

Francisco Flores, Information Technology, Class of 2022

Support from Faculty and Staff

At GSU, our faculty and staff are dedicated to creating a learning environment where Latinx students can feel safe, succeed academically, and grow professionally. If you ever have any questions, feel free to reach out to one of our faculty and staff members for support and guidance on the Latinx student resources GSU has to offer.

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More Latinx Student Resources

In addition to ALAS, check out the other Latinx Student Resources GSU provides.