Undergraduate Student Groups

Group Description 
BF: Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Yale
Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Yale College was founded during the 1998- 
1999 school year in an effort to bring a greater awareness of Mexican 
culture to the Yale and greater Connecticut communities. Because all of 
our dances are historical in nature, we take interest in preserving the 
authenticity of each region’s distinctive traditions. Whenever possible, we 
strive to incorporate a substantial educational component, which is often 
lost to the beautiful nature of such dancing. As a university student group, 
and especially as a Yale organization, we also feel an obligation to teach our 
audiences some of the history of Mexican folk culture. The goals of our 
organization are diverse and ambitious: while we seek to foster a spirited 
Mexican dance group for Yale students and community members of all 
backgrounds, we strive to become a cultural resource for the city of New 
Haven, as well as the greater state of Connecticut.
 
Brazil Club at Yale Brazil Club of Yale, or BCY, is the undergraduate organization at Yale University with the purpose of promoting the Brazilian culture on campus.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brazilclubatyale/
Site: brazilclubatyale.wixsite.com/brazilclub
 
CAUSA: Cuban-American Undergraduate Student Association The Cuban-American Undergraduate Student Association, better known as CAUSA, was established in 2005 to serve the needs of both Cuban and Cuban-American students by providing an open forum wherein to share and promote our common heritage. CAUSA also seeks to foster dialogue and raise public awareness pertaining to the social, political, and cultural issues affecting both the Cuban and the Cuban-American communities in the States and abroad.Gab  
CASY: Club of Argentine Students at Yale

The Club of Argentine Students at Yale will advance Argentine culture within the Yale Community. We will provide an institutional framework to allow for regular gatherings of individuals from Argentina, as well as those interested in its culture. The cultural advocacy will provide a space for discussion about Argentine culture amid the whole of Yale community. The club will provide orientation and support for incoming or prospective Argentine students, in order to secure their inclusion.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/yaleargentineclub/
Wix Page: http://argentineclubyale.wixsite.com/casy

 
Club Colombia Club Colombia is Yale’s undergraduate organization for Colombian and Colombian-heritage students, providing weekly opportunities for discussion about Colombia, its culture and current events while connecting them to Colombian graduate students and professors.

http://yaleclubcolombia.wix.com/porcolombia

 
De Colores De Colores seeks to be a safe space and affinity group for those who are interested in the queer Latinx community. It primarily serves as a discussion and social group, through which students can both discuss issues of importance regarding queer Latinx people while bonding and forming a community linked through common interests and experiences. Secondarily, we serve as a group that advocates for the LGBTQ+ community, Latinx community, and their intersections.  
DB: Despierta Boricua, the Puerto Rican Student Organization at Yale We are the Puerto Rican student organization on campus centered around uniting the Puerto Rican undergraduate population at Yale through food, music, culture, and activism.  
DSA: Yale Dominican Student Association 
The Dominican Student Association – QuisqueYalies (DSA) at Yale University was founded in 2005 by a small contingent of Dominican students that found themselves without a place to remind them of home. Their solution was the creation of the Dominican Student Association – QuisqueYalies, now an organization boasting both high levels of energetic membership and the active participation of non-Dominican students. One year after the organization’s inception, the idea of a National Dominican Student Conference was birthed on our very own campus, a tradition that has not lost its fervor as it continues to be an annual national event. 
 
DSA has sought to fulfill its mission of brining Dominican cultural awareness to Yale’s campus. This mission manifests itself in the form of movie screenings and discussions, game nights featuring dominos, introduction of bailes típicos and folkloric Dominican dances such as palos, cooking lessons of traditional Dominican cuisine, Dominican “Word of the Week,” along with bringing prominent Dominicans back to campus–and still we aspire for more!
 
LUL: La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc. La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated primarily seeks to take a leadership role in meeting the needs of the Latino community through academic achievement, cultural awareness, community service and promotion of the Latino culture and people.

We strive to become the premier Latino Fraternity in the country. More specifically, we strive to become a nationally recognized Latino fraternal organization comprised of the best and brightest leaders committed to excellence in service and education.

Since its inception in 1982, La Unidad Latina has remained on the vanguard of political and community empowerment by developing influential leaders that strive to exert knowledge and power into its peers in order to attain mutual success. We commit ourselves to academic excellence, leadership development and cultural enlightenment, enhanced by a diverse cognizant membership. La Hermandad strives to preserve and promote an inclusive intellectual environment for its members, in addition to the general community.

 
LWAY: Latina Women at Yale

LWAY: Latina Women at Yale is an organization of Yale students that empowers Latina women interested in connecting with each other through academic, social, professional, and community activities. LWAY: Latina Women at Yale strives to provide a community for those passionate about promoting the careers and leadership of Latinas on and beyond campus.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yalelatinas/

 
MEChA: Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan de Yale Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YaleMEChA/
Website: http://campuspress.yale.edu/mecha/
 
¡Oye! Spoken Word Oye! Spoken Word is a non-audition spoken word poetry group that focuses on uplifting the creative voices of artists from underprivileged, underserved, and/or underrepresented backgrounds. The group has been affiliated with La Casa since its inception, and was originally an all Latinx group, but has since evolved to its current identity as a multicultural group open to any artist of color. The group is still conscientious about honoring its roots in Latinidad and engaging with the La Casa community through our art and performances.  
REO: Organization for Racial and Ethnic Openness REO is a multicultural, multiracial organization at Yale, one that is united by the fact that we are all different. We invite people of all races and ethnic backgrounds to come together and discuss racial issues on campus, in the United States, and in the world.  
Sabrosura: Yale’s Undergraduate Premiere Latin Dance Team Sabrosura, Yale’s Undergarduate Premiere Latin Dance Performance Team, was founded in 2007 as a means of cultural expression and celebration. Today, we continue to bring students interested in Latino/Latin American dance together, creating a space in which students can use the medium of dance to teach and learn about one another’s culture with both Yale and New Haven communities.  
SMH: Shared Mixed Heritage (REO: Organization for Racial and Ethnic Openness)    
Sube: Yale Latinx Business and Leadership Student Association Sube is a Yale Hispanic/Latinx student-run organization that is focused on empowering the Yale Hispanic and Latinx community to enter business and take on leadership roles both on campus and in society. We provide Hispanic/Latinx students at Yale with a professional resource to cultivate interest in various fields of business and develop the skills needed to thrive in these fields. Sube provides members with opportunities to interact with professionals in industries, to participate in professional development workshops, to learn about professional opportunities, and to develop mentorship relations with alumni and other Sube members.  
YMSO: Yale Mexican Student Organization The Yale Mexican Student Organization has the mission of facilitating and encouraging social networking among Mexican students at Yale to help with their adaptation to the University. YMSO also seeks to share the Mexican culture with any and all Yale students/affiliates who wish to partake in the beautiful aspects of Mexican culture. ¡Bienvenidos!