The Latin American Student Association (LASA) is a student-run organization that gathers not only Latin American students at Darden, but also students and faculty with any kind of interest in the region.
Ultimately, our main purpose is to provide students interested in Latin American cultures with a forum to pursue cultural, professional and social opportunities. LASA is not only a resource for its members — especially for First Year students — in terms of academic, social and career development support. LASA also works as an enhancer to Darden's international perspective by contributing to the diversity of its student body by organizing events that showcase the mosaic of different cultures within Latin America.
Additionally, LASA wants to leverage the school's efforts to increase the awareness of the Darden brand within the region, primarily by strengthening the links among prospective and current students and alumni from Latin America. This endeavor will result in an improved yield of qualified applicants, more networking and employment opportunities for our associates and a closer, stronger alumni network.
Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not apart of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or
control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.