Fisher College of Business has one student organization for undergraduate students, the Hispanic Business Student Association, and one for graduate students, the Fisher Latino Graduate Association. Each supports and creates a network for Latino/a students.

Students attend conferences and career fairs with support from the college, and organize events that feature local and national corporate leaders.

Faculty and Staff

Latino/a faculty:

Rafael Corredoira, Assistant Professor, Management & Human Resources 

Walter Zinn, Associate Dean for Graduate Students and Programs

Our Latino/a staff include:

Francisco X. Gómez-Bellengé, Associate to the Dean

Paul Velasco, Executive Director, Executive Education

Student Organizations

Resources at the University

Ohio State Hispanic/Latino/a student organizations include GALA, the Graduate Association of Latino/a / Latin American Students, and the undergraduate Latino Student Association.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion provides a wide array of services on campus, such as financial aid, including the Morrill Scholars Program, tutoring, post-baccalaureate preparation and pre-collegiate outreach programs. 

¿Que Pasa OSU?: Is a magazine for Hispanic/Latino students, faculty and staff that discusses relevant topics for the OSU Hispanic/Latino community. ¿Que Pasa? is always looking for volunteers to contribute articles,  poetry, art and photography. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter; the pages are often updated with campus events.

The Multicultural Center, housed in the Ohio Union, has a number of resources focusing on cultural and intercultural celebrations, heritage and awareness events, dialogues, workshops, student leadership and cohort meetings. Some of the events hosted or sponsored by the Multicultural Center include The Latino Buckeye Dinner, the Latino/a Graduation, and the Alternate Thanksgiving/Harvest Celebration. Indra Leyva is Intercultural Specialist, Latino Student Initiatives.

The Latino and Latin American Space for Enrichment Research (L.A.S.E.R.) is an initiative that seeks to promote Latino mentorship and education. Through this program, graduate students mentor undergraduate students, who then mentor high school students. LASER also promotes the education and enrichment of Latino culture through a series of speakers and events throughout the year for mentors, mentees, parents, and LASER scholars to participate in.

Resources in the Community

Columbus has many resources and opportunities for Latino/a students and professionals. Prospanica has a local chapter that focuses on  serving Hispanic executives, business professionals, and students in Central Ohio by providing networking, professional development and career opportunities. Ohio State is a university sponsor of this organization and is often represented at Prospanica events.

The Ohio Latino Affairs Commission web site has links to numerous community organizations and events.

Central Ohio also is home to a number of great Latino/a-owned restaurants: Cazuela’s Grill, a Mexican restaurant in the campus area with delightful and traditional Mexican food; El Vaquero, authentic Mexican food with various locations around Columbus; Fito’s Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken, which serves authentic Peruvian food; La Bamba, a Mexican restaurant; El Arepazo, a Latin grill with locations in Gahanna, Downtown, and German Village (this restaurant is known for its variety of delicious dishes, especially their Venezuelan arepas); La Michoacana Mexican Market, a great place to shop for Mexican products to complete any traditional meal.

Festival Latino: an annual festival, free of charge, which is designed to provide the community with the opportunity to experience the culture and traditions of Latin America.

Worship Services in Spanish

Holy Name Roman Catholic Church offers weekend services in Spanish in the campus area.