What we do…
We are a student-run organization, which means that we, the students, make all of the decisions regarding the graduation/reception ceremony. We raise funds to make our graduation possible the way we envision it.
At the graduation ceremony, graduates are encouraged to wear clothing of their cultural origin as a way to honor their families, ancestors, and heritage. This isn't mandatory and they may wear whatever they choose, but graduating in cultural clothing is encouraged as a way to give tribute to those who have gotten them this far. Upon recognition, all Aztlan Grad graduates will be allowed to give a brief speech in any language thanking parents, friends, professors, mentors, family, etc.
You do have to pay a fee to be a part of the graduation, the fee right now is $75 but it will go up soon. The fee is also dependent on the amount of volunteer hours that you put in. Your fee covers: your meal at the reception, your certificate of participation from us, a certificate for parents/mentors and a sash.