Spotlight on Clubs: OLAS
In this Q&A, learn more about Pace PLV’s Organization of Latin American Students, which aims to strengthen and support the Latino culture, and unite Latinos and non-Latinos on campus.
OLAS has lots of love for their Pace Community, as they aim to represent the Latino community and unite Latinos and non-Latinos on the PLV campus. Through fun and informative events such as galas, discussions, and more, they increase awareness on issues that affect Latinos in the U.S. and Latin America, and they aim to strengthen and support the Latino culture while empowering the community. Learn more about the group in this Q&A with OLAS President Malcolm Reynolds.
Meeting times: Mondays at 9:00 p.m. in Kessel Conference Room C/D.
Number of members: More than 200
A song that describes OLAS: “Vivir Mi Vida” by Marc Anthony
Q: What is something unique about OLAS?
A: We have members from all backgrounds, even on the executive board.
Q: What is one of your organization’s greatest accomplishments?
A: The success of Casablanca, our annual Willcox party celebrating the community between Latin American and non-Latin American students.
Q: What is something you’d like students to know about your club?
A: We accept everyone and are always looking to educate while having a good time.
Q: What is the best part about being involved in OLAS?
A: Having the opportunity to learn new cultures and languages.
Q: Why should people join OLAS and how can they get involved?
A: Students should get involved because it is a great way to develop and gain social skills. They can get involved through reaching out to our organization via Orgsync.
Q: Do you have any events coming up?
A: On Saturday, April 8, from 3:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m., we will be hosting a BBQ with other Caribbean organizations celebrating the change of seasons.
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