Academic and Cultural Groups
Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting
ALPFA is a not-for-profit entity registered with the Internal Revenue Service and is the proud successor of the American Association of Hispanic Certified Public Accountants (AAHCPA), the first national Latino professional association in the United States. Established in 1972, this Association continues to build upon our proud legacy of shared values and guiding principles. ALPFA advances into the 21st century as an experienced professional association dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos in the accounting, finance and related professions. As a student chapter of this professional business association, we shall strive to participate in the professional chapter’s events, build professional relationships and network with other business students and corporate professionals. We welcome everyone with an interest in finance, accounting, economics, marketing, and related fields of business. Come join us and maximize your chances of landing that dream corporate job after life at Rutgers. If you’re serious in business, ALPFA is right for you! ALPFA creates opportunities, adds value, builds relationships for its members, the community and its business partners while expanding leadership in the global workforce. Similarly, our shared values with the professional ALPFA chapter include professional growth, relationship building, inclusiveness, service, integrity and culture.
The Latin American Student Organization is a non-profit organization at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Our objectives are to:
- Unify and organize the Latino community.
- Educate about the Latino cultures in the Caribbean, Central, and South America.
- Oppose any injustices directed against the Latino community as a whole or to its individual members.
- Increase the recruitment and retention of Latinos at Rutgers.
LLEGO was founded in 1997. The organization examines social, economic, political and educational issues based on ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity which affect the lives and well being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and ally students of color. Additionally, LLEGO offers LGBTQQIA students of all colors a forum to advocate for themselves and others through positive and provocative programming. Above all, LLEGO prides itself in being a small, close-knit community that serves as a family for any and all people of the LGBTQQIA community.
The mission of this organization shall be to develop and strengthen the social, cultural, and political consciousness of Puerto Rican issues throughout the Rutgers University community and the community at large. Through our events, we shall educate the community about the Puerto Rican culture and identity. We also collaborate with other Latino-based organizations on programs that educate the community about the larger Latino community.
The Society of Hispanic Engineers (SHE) at Rutgers University was founded in 1984 by a group of Hispanic engineers who saw the need for an organization where Hispanic Engineering students could meet to address their cultural concerns. The Rutgers chapter was recognized as the first Society of Hispanic Professional Engineer (SHPE) chapter to be founded in the East Coast. The society was founded with the motto “recruit, retain, and graduate minority students majoring in engineering, math, or science.” In 1988 SHE became a recognized chapter of SHPE. The society is run according to the constitution established by our founding members and according to Rutgers and SHPE guidelines. We also have an advisor, Dr. Ilene Rosen, Ed. D., who ensure the society succeeds and follows all rules and regulations. An Executive Board composed of the President, External Vice President, Internal Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Chair Members run the society The purpose of this student organization is to unite and organize Hispanic and other minority students based on their needs, issues and concerns, and to promote professional as well as cultural awareness by means of social and intellectual interaction. More specifically, the society promotes the advancement of Hispanics and other minorities in engineering and other science-related fields.