The Dean of Students Office student spotlight for March is Sal Delgado, a junior secondary education major, specializing in history. Delgado is involved in almost every unit in the Dean of Students Office, including Diversity Advocacy, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and Leadership and Community Connections. He started his journey by joining Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc.
After finding his niche in his fraternity, Delgado involved himself further by becoming an executive board member of the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), serving as a trip facilitator for Leaders of Social Change, and being an executive board member of the Association of Latin American Students (ALAS). Not only have these opportunities helped Delgado grow as a leader on campus, but he also has been able to incorporate his own values and beliefs with his involvement.
“Being a first generation, Latino, homosexual student, I want to take the opportunity to educate those around me and motivate others like me to embrace the opportunities around them,” says Delgado.
With Delgado’s wide array of commitments throughout the Dean of Students Office, staying on top of his studies still remains a priority. His personal motivation for staying on top of his studies and other commitments is to break the stigma that comes with his identity.
Delgado is more than appreciative of the support and personal connections he has developed with the Dean of Students Office staff.
For more information on how to get involved, contact the Dean of Students Office at (309) 438-2008.