Latino Ethnic Awareness Association

Latino Ethnic Awareness Association (LEAA) creates and promotes unity on-campus among all students not only Latino/Hispanic students. The group works hard to engage students by providing opportunities for growth and development. While academics are the student's number one priority, it is also important to build one's leadership and networking skills. We encourage and support students to attend conferences in order to expand their world-view. Giving back is also an important key concept for students to learn, this is done through various student activities and community service. It is imperative in this day and age for students to receive a comprehensive well-rounded education resulting in the motivation necessary to be more than was imagined one could achieve.


  • Felipe Hernandez, President
  • Jose Macias, Vice-President
  • Michelle Grijalva, Secretary
  • Stacey Linares, Treasurer



Saraliz Jimenez, MBA, MS
Coordinator, Latino Outreach Center
(630) 942-3039 


Cesar Flores
Admissions Representative - Middle School Recruitment
(630) 942-2893

Contact information:

Spring 2014

Weekly Member meetings, every Wednesday's 2 to 3 p.m., Berg Instructional Center (BIC) 2412

Wed, Jan. 15 First Officer meeting at COD library 2 p.m.

Officers meet every Monday from 2 to 3 p.m.

Wed, Jan. 22 Student Life Fair, Student Services Center (SSC), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    • Need members to volunteer to be at the table.

Fri, Jan. 31 Latino Activity Fun Night (L.A.F.) Tbd

Fri, Feb. 14 -16 United States Hispanic Leadership Conference (USHLI)

Wed, Feb. 26 Mongolian Grill Fundraiser

Thu, March 13 Blood & Bone Marrow Drive

Mon, March 17 Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser

Thu, March 20 Blood & Bone Marrow Drive

     Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3245, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

April, will be our volunteer month and we are currently looking at organizations we can volunteer for; we plan to do at least two.

Wed, April 23 Election Day for officers

If you are interested in a leadership position please pick an application up in the Latino Outreach Center.


Contact Information

Saraliz Jimenez, MBA, MS
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2225P, (630) 942-3039


Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Evening appointments are available upon request.