MEChA de Stanford is part of a nationwide network of Chicano/Latino student organizations in colleges, universities, and high schools which works towards progressive changes in the Chicano/Latino community. Our organization strongly believes that a fair and adequate education is a right, not a privilege. Education, we believe, is the key to improving the social and political situation of the Chicano/Latino community. Our commitment to these beliefs is exemplified through our efforts and is translated into reality through the many programs that we sponsor and actions we undertake.
The Stanford chapter of MEChA seeks to act on the behalf of the rights of the Chicano/Latino community around us, including the rights of immigrants, the working class, campesinos, students, and youth. The Stanford chapter of MEChA also supports cultural events designed not only to celebrate the beauty of the Latino community, but also to educate members of our Stanford community on the Chicano/Latino experience. We believe that learning and sharing in different cultures is a way to foster a sense of community amongst diverse individuals and nurture an environment of tolerance.