Club Connect: Meet the… Honduran Student Association

The Honduran Student Association is just one of over 200 ways to get involved at Stockton University.

Galloway, N.J. – Inspired by the diversity of Latin America, the Honduran Student Association (HONSA) is one of Stockton University's newest student organizations dedicated to uplifting and sharing Hispanic culture.

HONSA, which officially began operating as a club in the fall of 2023, was the brainchild of Business major Carlos Barralaga and Culture and Language major Adan Rodriguez. 

For this upcoming Valentine’s Day, the organization plans to recreate a popular Telemundo dating show called “12 Corazones” (“12 Hearts”), where 12 contestants (each representing a Zodiac sign) attempt to find their ideal partner with the help of an astrologer.

Details are forthcoming and will be available on both OspreyHub and the club’s Instagram.

Their goal: to create a space more specific to Honduran culture for other students to explore, regardless of race or nationality. 

“We are very, very fortunate to have such a diverse campus, but we really wanted to tailor the club to this specific group of people who may not have been represented exactly on campus, and we realized that we had the opportunity to inform people about Honduran culture because not too many people know it,” Rodriguez said. 

Esmeralda Haro–Vasquez, the club’s event coordinator, emphasized the fact that members (or students just interested in attending a meeting or event) are not required to be Honduran – club meetings are open to all on campus.

“They're really fun!” the Health Science major said. We always have a slideshow and activities, and we always try to incorporate Honduran culture, obviously.”

Meet Carlos Barralaga | #StocktonVoices


Click to read (and hear) Carlos Barralaga tell you about his journey at Stockton University, his plans as the inaugural president of the Honduran Student Association, and what advice he would give to first-year students. 

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There are over 200 ways for students at Stockton University to get involved – explore the clubs and organizations on campus by checking out the twice-a-year Get Involved Fair or through OspreyHub. 

– Story by Loukaia Taylor 

– Photos by Susan Allen