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Grupo Candela

Grupo Candela has brought our love for Latin Dance and performance to the James Madison University and Harrisonburg communities. We bring our passion for and excellence in salsa, merengue, bachata, and reggaeton to each stage we perform on. As a team, we've travelled to UVA ODU, GMU and other cities for performances for various events promoting the Latino culture. We periodically host Latin Dance workshops, where we teach some basic fundamentals, as well as a short choreography. Be sure to check our page regularly for dates and times of workshops. We hold our tryouts at the end of fall semester. Please e-mail any questions you have to

Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, inc.

Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, inc. is a Latin-interest/multicultural Greek letter intercollegiate sorority comprised of undergraduate, graduate, and professional members. Our members are leaders dedicated to the advancement of women, academic excellence, service, and the promotion of our diverse cultures within SIA and the community at large. Our mission is to work towards common goals while valuing individualism. Our organization has 52 undergraduate chapters, 12 graduate chapters, and 19 colonies. Our sorority emphasizes culture and diversity and as a result, our sorority has over 81 nationalities. As such, we welcome women of all backgrounds to explore and learn more about what our Hermandad has to offer! Learn more about our organization on our national website

The JMU Spanish Club

The JMU Spanish Club is a student-run organization passionate about Hispanic culture and the Spanish language.

Mozaic Dance Team

Mozaic Dance Team was founded in 2003 by four dancers who wanted to bring cultural diversity through dance to James Madison University. Today, we are a competitive dance team that provides the opportunity to all JMU students from all cultural backgrounds to perform in a team atmosphere. Mozaic Dance Team continues to keep the hip hop culture alive through music and dance, providing a gateway to the hip hop dance and culture.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

SHPE’s current 2018-2020 Strategic Plan is aimed at preparing Hispanics for success in STEM as they progress into higher levels of responsibility and influence, as well as supporting companies to recruit, develop and retain top Hispanic talent in STEM. SHPE believes that the realization of these two overarching goals will not only foster a strong, diverse workforce, but will also drive business growth and create a sustainable competitive advantage for our corporate partners.

Scholars Latino Initiative

With programs in Harrisonburg and Winchester, Virginia, the mission of Scholars Latino Initiative (SLI) is to support Latino/a/x high school students with college access through rigorous academic challenge, leadership development, scholarships, and supportive mentorships. For updates, check out their Instagram for the SLI chapter here at JMU.

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