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Since spring 2020, many student organizations have been operating virutally or have otherwise significantly adapted their operations. Please contact the listed leaders and/or advisor for details about how best to connect with that organization.

Please consult this list of student organizations with revoked registration as of January 2023. Some organizations continue to operate after their registration has been revoked despite the action taken by the university. We encourage you to review an organization’s status before becoming involved with it, especially because sometimes an organization’s status is revoked due to serious concerns like hazing and other behavior that risks your health and safety.

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SACNAS Chapter

Campus: Columbus
Status: Active - Established
Purpose Statement: 1) To further the work of, improve the effectiveness of, and enhance the public understanding of an appreciation for Hispanics, Chicanos, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other underrepresented minorities in STEM fields. 2) Partner with other organizations on campus and the Ohio community to provide mentoring, outreach and research-focused workshops for both college and high school Hispanic, Chicano, Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and other underrepresented minority students in the STEM fields; promote student and professional recruitment and retention of Hispanics, Chicanos, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other underrepresented minorities in STEM fields at The Ohio State University. 3) Provide a forum for students and professionals from different science disciplines to come together for professional development, academic / research experiences, community service and social activities at The Ohio State University and communities in central Ohio. 4) Establish networks with faculty, students and potential employers in STEM fields to find research opportunities; learn how to secure funding, grants and internships; develop research presentation skills including preparation of: research abstracts, posters / oral presentations; learn about different STEM-related conferences and find travel support to attend and present. 5) Connect Hispanics, Chicanos, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other underrepresented minority students in the STEM fields to develop social networks that share similar aspirations. 6) This group will be a Chapter of the National SACNAS organization.
Primary Leader: Alexandra Martinez-Mendez
Secondary Leader: Ale Zaleta Lastra
Treasurer Leader: Allison Chartrand
Advisor: Marcela Hernandez
Co-Advisor: Yolanda Zepeda
Organization Email:
Facebook Group Page:
Primary Type: Academic/College
Secondary Types: Ethnic/Cultural
Primary Make Up: Undergraduate
Constitution: 2021_09_28_12_10_07_5259.docx 
Meeting Time and Place: Every other Tuesday 5:30-6:30
150 S. Oval Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Columbus, OH 43210
Office Location: 154 W. 12th Ave. Room 200
Columbus, OH, OH 43210
Membership Type: Open Membership
Membership Contact: Allison Chartrand - or
Time of Year for New Membership: Any time
How does a Prospective Member Apply: No application necessary - simply sign up for our newsletter through our website and participate in Chapter events!
Charge Dues: No