As the newly elected LAACU Board, we are looking forward to planning a
few exciting initiatives this year. Starting this fall, we will be
launching a newsletter as well as organizing a series of new academic
and social events. We are also hosting our yearly El Regreso in the
The LAACU scholarship fund makes it possible for more of today's young minds and future leaders to receive one of the world's best undergraduate educations available. Over the next five years, we are committed to raising $150,000 - just $30,000 per year - to be eligible for the Columbia College Scholars Match. We hope we can count on you to help us reach this important goal.
To make your gift using Columbia's safe and convenient giving site, please follow the steps listed on this page.
Thank you for your support!
LAACU Scholarship Drive
Help support Columbia undergraduates by making a gift to the LAACU scholarship fund to support students on financial aid.
Step 2:Select Columbia College (CC) as the School or Division.
Step 3: Select Designation - "Financial Aid."
Step 4: Type "LAACU Scholarship Fund #19110" in "Special Instructions" box.
The Latino Alumni Association of Columbia University (LAACU) is dedicated to serving the needs of the Latino community. LAACU exists to support, promote and channel the academic, social, professional and developmental interests of Columbia's Latino community, both past and present.
To achieve our mission, LAACU will focus on, but not limit itself to the following:
Promote and facilitate the interest and activities of Latino Alumni while unifying different classes;
Foster a sentiment of regard and support among Latino Alumni;
Facilitate communication between the University, LAACU, and other Columbia University alumni associations;
Identify Latino alumni leaders to serve as mentors to foster the professional development of students;
Assist Columbia in the recruitment, promotion and retention of Latino faculty administration and students;
Promote Latino alumni service to Columbia University and local communities;
Assist Columbia in the academic and personal development of Latino students;
Participate in the formulation of Columbia policies as related to the Latino community;
for the LAACU Scholarship Fund—current-use financial aid money to be
awarded yearly to students at Columbia College who, among other things,
demonstrate leadership in and support for the Latino community