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Established in 1972, the Hispanic Association for Cultural Enrichment at Rice (HACER) is one of the most visible organizations for Hispanics on campus. However, we also offer many opportunities for all members of the Rice community  to enjoy such as cultural, educational, political, service, outreach, and social activities.

HACER is the verb “to do” in Spanish, and that is exactly what we are known for. HACER strives to be an inclusive space for people of Latinx descent and for people who want to learn about the beautiful intricacies of Hispanic culture, connect with others of Latin descent, and help move the Hispanic community forward.

Throughout the year, we host a variety of events in an effort to share elements of our culture with the Rice community, support the greater Latinx community beyond the hedges, further conversations on issues that uniquely affect Latinx students and Latinx-Americans, and create a cohesive HACER family. We look forward to getting to know you and we hope you join us as we endeavor to make this year one of the most active yet.

What We Do

  • Community Service
  • Study Breaks
  • Fall Cultural Show (¡Ritmo!)
  • Social Outings: Pub Night, Salsa Nights, Restaurants
  • And Much More!


Mr. David Medina

Director of Multicultural Community Relations


Dr. Roland Smith

Associate Provost, Adjunct Professor of Sociology


Dr. Jose Aranda

Associate Professor of Chicano/a and American Literature, Director of Undergraduate Studies – SPPO & LASR