About

Somos una familia unida

A family which takes pride in knowing we are encouraging the higher education of Xicano/a/x students and all students who seek a better education. The meaning of Xicana/x/o is “children of the Earth”. Nuestra gente lucho para tenernos aqui, and we will keep that stride going to succeed.

Somos una familia unida. A family that will struggle with you when you think you will not be able to continue on your own. When you face an issue you do not want to face alone. When you do not know the correct decision, we are here to guide you. We are a Familia.

Goals

The goals of MEXA are to promote and recruit students into higher education, retain our cultural identity, preserve and study our history, maintain ties with the Xicano community, and become politically active. Our guiding documents are El Plan de Aztlan, El Plan de Santa Barbara, and the Philosophy of M.E.X.A.

Help out our community

We encourage our students to strive for success through bringing others with them. La raza unida brings forth a strength like no other. We want our students to understand the importance of giving back to communities that are limited perhaps like we were.

Preamble

"As Mexistas we believe that self-determination should be actualized through our culture, history, education, and political involvement. By taking our destiny back into our hands we will rise above the oppression of classism, sexism, homophobia, and racism. This Reclamation process will be guided by humanitarian concerns for all brothers and sisters.

As Xicano students of the California Polytechnic State University we must take responsibility to promote the advancement of nuestra gente through the development of critical consciousness. Thus through outreach efforts we must promote not only higher education, but the liberation of our minds as well. In order to encourage Xicanismo within the community, politicize our Raza, and continue struggle for self-determination of the Xicano people, and move toward the liberation of Aztlán."