Chicago State University
The Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS)

The Organization of Latin American Students

OLAS was founded in 1985 by four Latino CSU students and since then it has been recognized several times as the most active organization of the year. The purpose of OLAS is to promote Latino cultural awareness throughout the community and increase the Latino population on campus. Along with organizing Cinco de Mayo every year, OLAS assists the LRC in the implementation of all cultural events and lead all fundraising efforts to award the Jose Carrillo Scholarship every year in the spring semester. More importantly, OLAS is an advocate for Latino students on campus.


2019-2020 Executive Board Members

President: Karina Lopez

Vice President: Ayline Jimenez

Secretary: Angelica Rosales

Treasurer: Andrea Perez


Signature Events

Salsa Night

Dia de Los Muertos

Annual Thanksgiving Potluck

Food/Toy Drive

National Cesar E. Chavez Blood and Marrow Drive Challenge

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta


Contact Information

OLAS is an organization that welcomes all students. If you are interested in becoming a student leader on campus, learn more about the organization and/or want to become a member, please contact the organization directly.

Location: Cordell Reed Student Union Building

Room: 230-A

Phone: 775-995-2526



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