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Center for Latino and Latin American Studies


About Us

The Center for Latino and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) is located near the center of campus, and serves the university’s faculty and students through a variety of research and cultural programs. Approximately thirty faculty associates from various academic disciplines are affiliated with the Center, and numerous graduate and undergraduate students participate in its programs. Faculty associates include senior scholars with international reputations as well as junior colleagues with exciting research agendas. Students enrolled in departments in the humanities, social sciences, arts, and the sciences actively participate in Center programs. 

 The Center offers a minor in Latino and Latin American Studies, a graduate concentration in Latin American Studies, research grants for affiliated faculty and graduate students, undergraduate scholarships, a speaker series, cultural programming, and outreach activities. The Center moved into a new building in 1999 which it shares with the Latino Resource Center, which provides support services for Latino students. The building’s architecture features a southwestern motif and ample space and facilities for staff and students. The interior includes a computer lab, a smart classroom, library, study areas, administrative offices, and an atrium suitable for art exhibits.

To read more about the Center's almost 25 year history, please visit our milestones page.  


Mission Statement

The Center for Latino an
Latin American Studies
provides resources and
services to faculty and
students interested in the
Latino experience in the 
United States and in Latin
American Studies.     

Academic services CLLAS
provides to faculty and
students include: