The Student Organization for Latin American Studies (SOLAS) is an independent organization composed of both undergraduate and graduate students at UNM who have an interest in Latin America. SOLAS engages in academic, activist, and social activities.
The organization represents both undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Latin American Studies as well as those conducting research in the region. As an independent student-run entity, SOLAS advocates for the interests of its members along with our student affiliates before the university administration.
According to the student members, "our mission to increase awareness about Latin American issues and cultural happenings through the facilitation of intellectual dialogue by supporting engaging events and hosting an interactive website. SOLAS additionally works with UNM and local Albuquerque organizations to promote a shared sense of community and solidarity with socio-cultural movements rooted in or related to Latin America."