The OSU-Tulsa Hispanic Student Association wants to make a mark in the community by reaching out and helping others. Several members recently volunteered as translators during an event aimed at bringing awareness to heart disease among women.
Vestido Rojo, or Go Red, featured free health screenings, educational breakout sessions and a luncheon. It is an American Red Cross initiative to address the needs of and raise awareness of heart disease among Hispanic women in Tulsa. Heart disease is the number one cause of death among Hispanic women.
“The students in the Hispanic Student Association want to tap into the Tulsa community and provide assistance to the growing Hispanic population,” said Dr. Claudia Otto, clinical assistant professor of teaching and curriculum leadership and HSA adviser. “They not only want to volunteer and help in the Hispanic community but share the culture with others.”
Club members plan to increase community involvement as the organization grows while providing camaraderie among OSU-Tulsa students interested in the Hispanic culture. To join the organization, email Otto for information.