Bienvenidos and welcome to the new website of The University of Kansas´ Hispanic American Leadership Organization, also known as HALO. The Hispanic American Leadership Organization was founded in the fall of 1971 and has had a rich history in the past 35 years on the KU campus. Originally formed as the Association of Mexican American Students (AMAS), the organization later adopted the national name of MECHA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan) and it was not until the mid 1980´s that the organization became what we know today as HALO. Since its establishment, HALO has increased its presence on the KU campus while still following through with its original mission and has grown to establish chapters at several other Kansas universities and colleges, truly unifying Latino students across Kansas.
On the University of Kansas campus, HALO functions as a social network for Hispanic students while fostering and perpetuating the traditions and customs of our people through university and civic events. HALO serves as a unifying organization for other Latino based student groups and works closely with them.
We invite you to visit our site and learn more about HALO here at The University of Kansas. You will learn more about the history, programs, goals and objectives of HALO, and in addition, you will have the opportunity to visit our photo gallery of current HALO members. Please take the time to visit our website and learn more about why you should join our organization.
Again, welcome to our new site of The University of Kansas´ premiere Latino student group, the Hispanic American Leadership Organization. We thank you for visiting our site and welcome you to visit us again.
Hispanic American Leadership Organization
The University of Kansas