Spanish Student Societies, Clubs and Culture

Work hard, study hard, play hard.

Earning a Spanish degree cannot just be about conjugating verbs and reading Don Quixote. At some point, you need to cut loose and have some fun. That’s why NC State offers outlets for mixing and mingling with people who love the language and culture as much as you do. Whether you join a club or seek out off-campus resources, taking part in extracurricular activities is a great way to make friends – and learn a few lessons along the way.


On-Campus Culture


The Spanish Club offers its members the opportunity to speak Spanish and to increase their knowledge and awareness of the Spanish-speaking world. All language levels are invited, including those taking their first ever Spanish class as well as native speakers.

Spanish Club Website

Founded in 1919, Sigma Delta Pi is the largest foreign language honor society in the world, with more than 580 chapters nationwide. Chapter Xi Ómicron serves the North Carolina State University with a variety of academic, community service, and social activities throughout the year. The mission of the Society is:

  • To honor those who seek and attain excellence in the study of the Spanish language and in the study of the literature and culture of the Spanish speaking peoples.
  • To honor those who have made Hispanic contributions to modern culture better known in the English-speaking world.
  • To encourage college and university students to acquire a greater interest in, and a deeper understanding of Hispanic culture.
  • To foster friendly relations and mutual respect between the nations of Hispanic speech and those of English speech.
  • To serve its membership in ways which will contribute to the attainment of the goals and ideals of the society.

Membership Eligibility

  • Three years of college-level Spanish (18 hours) above FLS 201
  • Minimum GPA of 3.2 in all Spanish courses
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2
  • Graduate students who have completed two graduate courses in Spanish are also eligible
  • Sigma Delta Pi does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability

Contact

For more information, please contact chapter adviser Dr. Jim Michnowicz.

Sigma Delta Pi Website

The Latin American Student Association is a student body organized within the rules and regulations of North Carolina State University. The Association promotes the professional development for NCSU students and the interaction and coexistence of people from the five continents who share an interest for Latin America. LASA organizes academic and social events in order to disseminate aspects of Latin American life, culture, tradition and values while enhancing the interaction between the student community members. Attendance to LASA events is open to all persons and not restricted to members of the community.

LASA Website

Are you looking to improve your Spanish? Do you want an authentic opportunity to use Spanish outside of the classroom? Then "vuela" con nosotros! We are offering the opportunity to work with several organizations that are working directly with the Hispanic community in Raleigh.

VOLAR Website