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Latinx Student Union records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA-046

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials created or collected by the Latinx Student Union between the 1980s and 2013. Records include constitutions, meeting minutes, proclamations, event planning and promotional materials.


  • Majority of material found within 1998 - 2013

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Ball State University Libraries make every reasonable effort to provide accurate information regarding the copyright status of materials held by Archives and Special Collections. Patrons may scan items or request a reproduction of one or more items in the collection; however, it is the responsibility of the patron to evaluate whether or not the intended use complies with copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Before the Latinx Student Union (LSU) became a recognized student organization, a group of students came together to form the Hispanic Student Association whose goal was to create the Notre American Hispano Association (North American Hispanic Association). On May 1, 1987, the North American Hispanic Association became a recognized student organization and changed its name to La Allianza De Estudiantes Lationos (The Alliance of Latino Students, LADEL). In 1999, La Alianza De Estudiantes was renamed the Latino Student Union (LSU). The LSU was originally located in the Multicultural Center. The reorganization of the Multicultural Center in 2000 relocated the group to the Office of Student Life, the clearing house for all recognized student organizations. In an effort to be more inclusive, LSU changed its name to the more gender-neutral name Latinx Student Union in 2016.

The goal of LSU is to promote the identity and unity of Latinx students at Ball State University through intellectual, cultural, and social growth. LSU membership is open to all students, regardless of racial or ethnic backgrounds. LSU-sponsored programs include: Fiesta on the Green, Latinxpalooza, Bailando con Familia, LSU Month, and much more.


1.1 Cubic Feet (2 letter archival boxes, 1 oversize box)

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian


This collection is arranged into the following series:

Series 1: Administrative records, 1998-2010 Series 2: Meeting Minutes and agendas, 1999-2013 Series 3: Event planning records, 1980-2009 Series 4: Printed ephemera, 2000-2013 Series 5: Proclamations and certificates, 1999-2012 Series 6: Scrapbooks and photographs, 2007-2010 Series 7: External organizations records, 1999-2007

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a records transfer from the Ball State University Latino Student Union on 2013-04-10.

Related Materials

Related materials can be found in the following collection: Multicultural Center records, UA.042.

UA Restructuring

UA.046 was formerly RG.00.07.04.

Latinx Student Union records
Mindy Shull
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Repository Details

Part of the Ball State University Archives Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA