Organization Name: Hispanic and Latinx Caucus
The mission of the Hispanic and Latinx Caucus at Virginia Tech shall be to create community, advance equality, and promote the recruitment and retention of students, faculty, and staff who identify as Hispanic or Latinx.
Foster a sense of community and well-being by cultivating a welcoming campus culture where Hispanic or Latinx students, faculty, staff, and their families feel connected to Virginia Tech and the surrounding area.
Support the advancement, equity, and excellence of Hispanic or Latinx students, faculty, and staff by addressing systemic barriers and challenges.
Promote the recruitment and retention of students, faculty, and staff who identify as Hispanic or Latinx by engaging in strategic experiences.
a) The Hispanic and Latinx Caucus shall plan, develop, and provide programs, events, and/or services that foster a welcoming environment for students, faculty, staff, and their families.
b) The Hispanic and Latinx Caucus shall intentionally create and promote connections and networking opportunities between students and faculty/staff.
c) Through our slogan Somos Hokies, the Hispanic and Latinx Caucus shall support holistic well-being endeavors for students, faculty, staff, and their families
a) The Hispanic and Latinx Caucus shall advocate for advancement and/or promotions for students, faculty, and staff.
b) Through data collection, the Hispanic and Latinx Caucus shall increase general understanding of systemic causes of educational challenges faced by many Hispanic or Latinx students, faculty, and staff and work diligently to create equitable practices.
c) Promote excellence among the Hispanic and Latinx university community by celebrating accomplishments, awards, and advancement.
a) Actively engage and participate in campus-wide efforts, events, and programs geared towards the recruitment and retention of Hispanic and Latinx students, faculty, and staff.
b) Develop content materials that aim to recruit and retain Hispanic and Latinx students, faculty, and staff.
c) Creatively design outreach efforts attract Hispanic and Latinx students, faculty, and staff to Virginia Tech.
The Chair's primary role is to ensure the advancement and support of the organization's mission, goals, and outcomes. Leadership efforts are centered on setting, developing, and implementing a strategic vision for the members of the organization.
Create organization documents such as meeting agendas, reports, and other pertinent documents to the organization.
Represent the organization on the Commission on Equal Opportunity and Diversity (CEOD).
The primary role of the Vice-Chair is to stand in for the chair, when needed, and provide leadership efforts centered on organizational structure and documentation.
Provides financial accountability.
Keeps organized notes and documents.
Maintains the organization's website.
The primary role of the Membership Coordinator is to provide leadership over recruitment and retention efforts of members for the organization.
Provide personalized welcome emails/correspondence for new members
Foster a working relationship with the Office of Inclusion and Diversity to advocate for members
Annual reconciliation membership lists and recruit new members
The primary role of the Event Coordinator is to plan, promote, and engage members in events, programs and services that will promote connections and sense of community.
Plan, promote, and execute signature events/programs such as: Gesta Latina, social gatherings, fundraisers, and community meals.
Partner with the Hispanic and Latinx Cultural and Community Center, El Centro, for events and programming.