Our fraternity brothers are all highly capable and fully productive members of Columbia University's community. In times of leisure or difficulty our Dinstinguished Dons are always here to help out fellow Latino students. We are here to promote a stable and supportive Latino community as an integral part of Columbia University's campus life.
As part of Columbia University's policies we uphold the highest standards of academic and social integrity among fellow students. We strive to maintain a model and progressive record for academic and social values. There is no tolerance for abuse, hate, defamation or bigotry in our respective chapter at Columbia University.
Not only do our chapter brothers share the same values of strength and integrity but also friendship. We understand that friendship between fellow Latino students is vital to broadcasting our message of Pan-Americanism among all Latino groups. Through the smallest and biggest acts of friendship and kindness we the Mu Chapter at Columbia University provide only the best of Latino values.
Fall '14. Enjoys soccer and law books. Political Science and Latino Studies Major.
Fall '14. Enjoys poker and coding cool databases/algorithms. Computer Science major.
Spring '15. Enjoys networking & the arts. Electrical Engineering Major.
Spring '15. Enjoys soccer, football, basketball and FIFA. Chemical Engineering Major.
Spring '15. Enjoys running and fitness. Political Science Major.
Spring '15. Enjoys discussions and event planning. Comparative Ethnic Studies Major.
Spring '15. Enjoys games and LEGOs. Civil Engineering Major.
The leader of Chile's first independent government and a brilliant soldier, Bernardo O'Higgins led the Chileans in their battle for independence. An idealist reformer, he was the first nationalist in the Americas to abolish black slavery. An extraordinary leader in face of overwhelming odds, O'higgins preservered to the very end as he was later exiled.
One of the greatest heroes of South American independence was Jose de San Martin. He helped liberate Argentina, Chile, and Peru from Spanish rule. A proud ruler, at the height of his success he relinquished his power to Simon Bolivar after a historic meeting in 1822. In later years he would live a peaceful life with his young daughter Mercedes.
Known as El Libertador (the Liberator), Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia owe their independence from Spain to Simon Bolivar. Born on July 24, 1783 into a prominent family in Venezuela, this great statesman, writer, and revolutionary general gave up his status for a more noble cause, independence of Latin America from foreign rule.
Mexico's national hero and its first president of Indian descent was Benito Juarez. During his years in the Mexican Government, he succeeded in undermining the power of the Roman Catholic Church and the wealthy landlords in order to make Mexico a constitutional democracy. Benito Juarez is also known for his efforts against the 1861 French intervention.
Cuba's foremost patriot in the struggle for independence from Spain was the poet and essayist Jose Julian Marti. His lifelong dedication to Cuban freedom was spelled out in essays and poems that circulated throughout the Latin American countries. His essays did much to promote better relations between the United States and Latin America and Latin countries.
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