The Latino Resource Center (LRC) is a unit of the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management at Northern Illinois University. Better known as the “LRC” by students and staff, the Center focuses on student-centered service by developing partnerships focused on student learning while establishing an inclusive community that builds collaborative relationships across campus and the surrounding community.
Some of our services include the following programs:
Mentoring for Academic Success Freshmen Receiving Experience and Study Habits (M.Á.S. F.R.E.S.H.) is a mentor program, a peer support, and a leadership program designed for incoming students. The students that register for this program will be introduced to a successful Latino junior or senior student at Northern Illinois University, who will be available to work with the incoming student in social and academic areas. All incoming students are welcolmed to participate. M.Á.S. F.R.E.S.H. is a free tutoring program designed to provide freshmen with the academic skills to perform at a high level in the classroom environment through one-on-one tutoring, and multiple workshops.
De Mujer a Mujer: Latina Assistance Program (L.A.P.) is a peer support and leadership program designed for Latina women. This program strives to provide a safe space for Latina students to actively engage and discuss various topics about student and academic life.
Supporting Opportunities for Latinos (S.ó.L.) is a student organization that emerged to meet the needs of Latino males. The Latino Resource Center works closely with S.ó.L to provide academic, social, and leadership opportunities that enhance students’ retention and graduation.
The Center also offers a computer lab, study/library area, student lounge, and wireless internet connection. You can find various students involved with different organizations holding meetings or visiting on a daily basis. We are located at 515 Garden Road, directly across the street from Anderson Hall.