University of Tampa

The Latin / Hispanic Guide

This guide is designed to provide and communicate resources and services more effectively with the Spanish speaker families. Based on the United States census, the  Latino/Hispanic population in Tampa has grown to 26.4%, and it represents the largest and youngest minority group in the nation. 

Councils and Boards

Council members meeting in a conference room

Mayor's Hispanic Advisory Council

The City of Tampa Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Council (MHAC) is a group of Hispanic citizens, appointed by the Mayor, and serves as a liaison between the City government and the Hispanic community.

Hispanic dancer's posing with the Hispanic Heritage Committee

Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Committee

The City of Tampa Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Committee (MHHC) is formed from volunteer city employees, who are committed to preserving and celebrating Tampa's rich Hispanic culture.

Public Safety

Alert Tampa / Tampa Lista

The Emergency Alert Notification (Alert Tampa) system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, critical law enforcement activity, missing persons, evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods, and boil water notices. You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages, and more. 

  • Text TAMPALISTA to 888-777 for alerts in Spanish
  • Register at for voicemails and emails
  • Have a plan, make a kit, stay informed

Police Hispanic Liaison

Our Hispanic Liaison, Detective Rose Angelakopoulos, serves as a direct resource for the city's growing Hispanic population. The bi-lingual officer works to keep the Spanish speakers involved by hosting and attending regular meetings with Hispanic community leaders, working with the Spanish media, and reaching out to residents in predominately Hispanic neighborhoods.

Spanish Resources

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How to use the Google Translate Widget

Selecting a language on website

The Google Translate Widget is located in the main header top left area. Once you click the Language link, a dropdown that contains all the languages available is displayed. Select Spanish from the list in the dropdown.

Google translator on a Spanish translated page

Once the Spanish language is selected, Google will translate the text to Spanish, which should be used as a guide to understanding the text basic concepts. The translator will remain on through the navigation of the website pages. To return to the original English language, click the "Show Original" button.