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The Spirit of Día de los Muertos – UTK Latin American Student Organization (LASO)

Group Bio

The Latin American Student Organization (LASO)’s purpose is to increase the interest and awareness of all students to the Latin culture, to be active in the Hispanic community through Volunteer activities, and to encourage diversity on the UT campus.

LASO Mission Statement:

We, at LASO, believe that we can connect Latinx students to empower them and give them a voice. LASO is an organization in which Latinx students and the Latin American community in Knoxville can speak openly about issues concerning Latin Americans today. It is about building solidarity, community, and discussing the unique experience that is being a Latin American in college. We welcome all allies with the interest in learning and respecting our culture.

LASO’s Focus:

-Educating People on the Hispanic Culture
-Reaching out to the Hispanic community on and off campus
-Uniting the Hispanic community with others

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Group Members


LASO President: Ricardo Crescencio
LASO Vice President: Luciana Vasquez