Latino Student Organization (LSO)

Latino Student Organization



The Latino Student Organization, founded in 1980, was developed to provide a support system important for the Latino student population at Shippensburg University. Their community is built through social functions, annual conferences, and just being able to talk to other members about anything from books to relationships. Biweekly meetings allow for students to know they have a place to feel comfortable and a sense of belonging. The organization is open to new faces of all colors and new ideas. The commitment is to the student and however they can help make Shippensburg Univeristy the place for you.


How do I join?

LSO is always looking for new members!

 To join LSO, contact the office at 717-477-1616 or e-mail the President. You can also stop by the office at Gilbert Hall! You are always welcome at the MSA! 


Executive Board


Joel    Sanjay Carina Erica


       Joel Rolon

   Vice President

         Sanjay Green


         Carina Paulino

   Public Relations

               Erica Burgos


Latino Education Assistance Program

The Latino Education Assistance Program (L.E.A.P.) is a program designed to assist young Latino children in the Chambersburg, Pennsylvania area by tutoring them in various subjects. Similar to the S.T.E.P. Program (Striving to Educate People), students from Shippensburg University go into the Chambersburg Community and help students with homework, as well as act as role models for the younger students.







9/17/2010 Splash Party
Heighes Field House Pool
  9/26/2010 Puerto Rican Day Parade Trip
Gilbert Hall
  9/27/2010 Membership KickOff
Gilbert Hall


Youth Summit & Explosion    
Dauphin Humanities Center & Tuscarora Room
  3/26/2011 Pa'lante Summit
Dauphin Humanities Center
  5/1/2011 Pa'lante March
Gilbert Hall


Photo Gallery

L.S.O Gallery

Latino Student Organization


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Involvement Services (SIS) Fair
Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 11 a.m..

Cumberland Drive
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Upcoming Events


mlk hate won't win

SU March for Humanity to honor Charleston Nine, MLK legacy 

The 29th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March for Humanity is Jan. 28 at Shippensburg University. The event, open to the public, will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Ceddia Union Building. 

The Reverend Dr. Mark Tyler, pastor of Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, is the guest speaker. Tyler is an activist, advocate, teacher and historian who works within the Hate Won’t Win movement. he is also curator of the African Methodist Episcopal Church Museum housed at the Mother Bethel church. 

This year’s events, with the theme of “hate won’t win,” will include a tribute to the Charleston Nine, who were killed in a mass shooting at Mother Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., last June.  

The march is intended as a way for students, faculty and staff to stand together in solidarity against the injustices that continue to pervade our society. Diane Jefferson, director of the multicultural student affairs office, described the Charleston Nine as “a group of people who did not answer hate with hate. They answered hate with love and I think that speaks to MLK’s legacy. Whatever the hate crime, whatever the motivation, it’s going to take a multiracial coalition of folks to address the issue.” 

The March for Humanity is an annual event sponsored by the university’s African American Organization in conjunction with the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.  

For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at (717) 477-1616, or send e-mail to

Venue: Ceddia Union Building

 Date: January 28, 2016

Time: 3.30 pm




Mon. thru Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Call to Reserve Center  - 717-477-1616


Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
Gilbert Hall 100,
Shippensburg University
Shippensburg PA 17257

 Director: Diane L. Jefferson
Phone: 717-477-1616
Fax: 717-477-4074 

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