Academic Organizations

Latin Business Student Association (LBSA)

Established in 1994, LBSA has a longstanding tradition of working towards the professional empowerment of Latino students at UCLA. Our mission is to elevate the Latino community in the business and corporate world. Our resources include professional support, a network of motivated students, and a corporate & alumni connection. ] General members at meetings cover professional development topics with different corporate partners and leadership members engage in the operation of the organization.

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Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)

ALPFA is a nationally recognized organization that aims to empower and develop Latinx students as business leaders in every sector of the global economy. As a chapter, we work to open the barriers that impede worthy individuals from impactful opportunities. We provide insight and guidance on topics such as resumes, interview preparation, networking tips,

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Latinx Pre-Law Association (LPLA)

The Latinx Pre-Law Association is an organization dedicated to the advancement of Latinx self-identified undergraduates at UCLA with an interest in a career in the legal field. Through holistic support in the form of weekly workshops and meetings, we aim to demystify law school and increase the number of Latinx individuals who pursue law school. Our organization is completely free and inclusive.  Members of our organization attend our events for free, receive LSAT course discount codes, access to free LSAT prep resources, and are welcomed into a tight-knit community of Latinx students, law students, and alumni in the legal field.

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Aspire Learn Mentor Achieve (ALMA) Science Academy

We are a service organization dedicated to increasing diversity in the STEM field. We do this primarily by doing hands-on STEM activities with elementary school students in the Santa Ana community, a predominantly Latinx community. These activities include extracting DNA from strawberries to teaching students to code and design 3-D objects. We also do field trips to science related places such as the UCI Medical Center and California Science Center.

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Latinxs/Chicanxs for Community Medicine (LCCM)

LCCM is a student-run organization that aims to promote academic success for students at UCLA. Most general members are pre-health/pre-med students, and others are interested in research or other fields which we try to cater to as well! It is a safe space and community for everyone! As a general member, you will have access to our test bank, academic counseling with our academic coordinator, study hall, networking opportunities, alumni network, and a community that is there to support you! LCCM also organizes and executes a pre-health conference every year, so you will also have the opportunity to attend and/or volunteer!

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First Year Scholars Program (FYSP)

The First Year Scholars Program (FYSP) provides opportunities for sustained learning and practice that will enhance students’ learning and college experience. Students will create their own communities and networks and learn to interact and communicate effectively in a space designed to cultivate their personal growth and development. Space is limited and participation is by invitation only. As part of a learning community, you’ll join other freshmen in the Humanities and Social Sciences taking some of the same classes together for the full year. You’ll enjoy lasting friendships from your first quarter at UCLA and connect with staff and faculty. In addition, you will be enrolled in a course designed to enhance your success as a college student and will have an academic advisor specifically assigned to you. 

Black Latinx AIDS (BLAIDS) Project

BLAIDS is a student ran organization on campus focused on addressing the high and rising HIV transmission and AIDS in the Latinx, Black, and Afro-Latinx communities. We do so by holding a wide range of events and activities throughout the school year, both on and off campus. An example of one of these activities is going to high schools and speaking on topics ranging from Basics on HIV and AIDS to Safer Sexual Practices. Anybody is able to join the organization. We welcome people with a wide range of interests and academic paths, you do not need to only be pre-health to gain something from BLAIDS.

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Leadership and Education for All Foundation (LEAF)

LEAF was founded on the principles of serving those who seek to change the world through their college education. The program supports those who seek help, no matter where they are on the academic success and professional development spectrum. It is through this that LEAF seeks to level the playing field and provide college students from underprivileged communities with the chance to compete with their peers – effectively “bridging the leadership, education, and resource gap.

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Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

SACNAS is dedicated to increasing the number of underrepresented students in higher education and in science. We are open to undergraduates who share a common concern about equal access to education, who has an interest in outreach, and/or are in need of opportunities in academic leadership and participation. All majors and backgrounds welcome!

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