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Latino Resource Center


Our Vision & Mission:

The Latino Resource Center (LRC) is a diversity center under the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Northern Illinois University (NIU) designed to serve the Latina/o student population. The mission of the LRC is to promote a social justice agenda as well as an inclusive environment where we seek to recruit, retain, empower, and advance Latina/o students at NIU. The LRC achieves this mission by offering mentoring programs, leadership programs, peer support groups, and academic advancement programs.

The LRC also possesses a strong commitment to the following:

• Providing a safe space for all students irrespective of nationality, language, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, or immigrant status. To support the development of self-advocacy of students so that they may attain their academic and professional aspirations.

• Understanding the value of family involvement in a student’s educational journey and engaging the family unit through outreach initiatives and community collaboration.

•  Promoting an agenda that supports Latino student success by actively participating in nationwide and statewide movements and seeking ways to collaborate with local entities.

• Developing programs that not only target the needs of students but also focus on the immediate issues and concerns of our community.

Job Opening - Deadline: Friday, September 3 
- VALU Afterschool Program.

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Neighborhood Block Party

Wednesday, September 10th

4-7PM - MLK Commons

Rain Location: Chick Evans Field House

A campus festival where everyone can meet their neighbors and celebrate your culture, tradition, pride, and identity through an activity, performance, or food item!

Are you interested in performing? Are you interested in partnering with another student organization and coordinating activities based on a number of diverse themes such as Honor, Pride, Family, Traditions, Identity, Culture or Inclusion. You and/or your organization are invited to create/submit an activity or performance for this event. Please fillout our registration form at

Deadline extended to Tuesday, September 2nd.
Student Health 101

Undocumented Students

Guide for working with
Undocumented Students

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Neighborhood Block Party

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Deadline extended to Tuesday, September 2nd.