Spanish Students Events

Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honor Society)


To honor those who excel in the study of Spanish language and the study of literature and culture of Spanish speakers. To acknowledge those who have made Hispanic contributions in contemporary culture, and make sure they are better known in the world of English speakers. To encourage university students to understand and become interested in Hispanic culture and promote friendship and mutual respect between Spanish-speaking and English-speaking peoples. Finally, to serve their members so that all contribute to the achievement of the goals and ideals of the club. 

Membership Requirements

Each candidate must have completed three years of study of college-level Spanish (eighteen semester credit hours) or the equivalent thereof, including at least three semester hours of a course in Hispanic literature or Hispanic culture and civilization (Spanish for the professions may be considered as a Hispanic culture course provided that culture is the foundation of the course content) at the junior (third-year) level. A student may be admitted to active membership while still enrolled in the second junior-level course if all other requirements have been met and if the instructor of the course certifies that the student's work is of "B" or "A" quality. The candidate must have a minimal grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale in all Spanish courses taken.  (The candidate MUST have earned grades in completed Spanish courses in order to qualify for membership.) The candidate must rank in the upper 35% of his/her class-sophomore, junior, or senior- and must have completed at least three semesters or five quarters of college work. 

Sigma Delta Pi Initiation, 2015-2016 Sigma Delta Pi Officers, 2015-2016


Noah Bragg, Emilyann McKelvey, Aaron Melcher, Noah Poulos, Sam Robinson, Doris Rojas, Caroline Sherrer, Max Stone, Jessica Warner


Sigma Delta Pi does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. Questions? Contact the faculty advisor, Dr. John Eric Gant (828.251.6278).

Spanish Club: Herman@s Orgulos@s en Las Americas (HOLA)

UNC Asheville’s HOLA, Herman@s Orgullosos en Las Americas – Proud Sisters and Brothers in the Americas, connects students with the Latino community throughout Western North Carolina. HOLA organizes on campus events and volunteer opportunities in the community. We also sponsor and support a number of Latino groups in the community including TELASH (Teatro Latino de Asheville), COLA, Nuestro Centro, and Defensa Comunitaria. You don't need to speak Spanish to join. Meetings are held in English and you do NOT have to be Latino/Hispanic/Chicano/etc., to join HOLA, you just have to care about the issues they work on and be willing to have tons of fun.:)

More information on TELASH (Teatro Latino de Asheville).

Volunteer Opportunities/Resources to Work with Spanish-speaking Community

  • El Centro comunitario de Henderson
  • Nuestro Centro de Asheville (el oeste)
  • El Centro comunitario de Brevard
  • Catholic Social Services
  • Latino Steering Committee
  • Catholic Hispanic Ministries
  • Emma Resource Center
  • HeadStart
  • Western North Carolina Community Health Services
  • Buncombe County Medical Society Project Access
  • Pisgah Legal Services
  • Coalición de Organizaciones Latinoamericanas
  • United Services Credit Union
  • Business Services Associates
  • Mission Hospital – interpreting services
  • ABCCM – interpreting at medical clinic

*Contact MAHEC for medical translation/interpretation training.

Spanish Conversation Table

You are invited to drop in on a weekly Spanish Conversation Table.  Thursdays, 4-5 pm, Whitesides Hall forum (Room 136) throughout this semester.
All levels of Spanish are welcome.  Good practice and fun, sharing with your classmates and a Spanish professor or two.
Any questions or comments, contact Kacey Rudock,