About Us

What is Mecha?

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (Mecha) de Yale, established in 1969, is an organization of students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds who have come together in pursuit of social justice, community empowerment and cultural awareness.

The organization is composed of students on campus who are politically conscious and sensitive to the issues affecting underrepresented peoples of our communities and our nation. We seek to strengthen our ties with the New Haven population through communication and cooperation to stand in solidarity with each other. Mecha de Yale promotes and supports the pursuit of education as a means to achieve self-empowerment. Our social and political activism is a direct response to the problems that affect the Latinx population and other communities of struggle locally, nationally and globally.


Mecha Spring 2023

Mecha General Meetings are held every Thursday from 7-8 pm. Meetings are held in the MEChA Room on the 3rd Floor of La Casa Cultural, Julia de Burgos, 301 Crown Street. Family Dinners with the Mecha community are held in the Trumbull Dining Hall at 6pm.

Mecha de Yale welcomes people of all races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations. While our group has Chicane roots, we hope that all Latines feel included in our organization. We hope to see you there!