Established in 1982, the Council on Hispanic Affairs (CHA) of New Jersey City University has served the University community, the residents of Hudson County, and the citizens of New Jersey. Its membership consists of volunteer students, faculty, and staff. The Council’s primary goal is to increase the awareness of and appreciation for the contributions of Latin American cultures and traditions.
CHA is an advocacy group that engages in broad outreach efforts extending to all segments of the Hudson County community and beyond, from elementary schools to senior citizen organizations. The annual Hispanic Heritage Month and scores of cultural events such as festivals, lectures, and film series, mentor programs in school districts, and scholarship fundraising dinners are among the many activities sponsored by the Council.