About the Latino Resource Center


The Latino Resource Center (LRC) is a unit of the Division of Academic Affairs at NIU. Better known as the LRC by students and staff, the Latino Resource 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.

Services and Programs

Adela de la Torre Latino Honor Society (ATLHS) is the first Latino initiated and directed honor society at NIU. The mission of ATLHS is to recognize excellence among Latino students through scholarship, to promote leadership in students and to help render service via social action.

De Mujer a Mujer: Latina Assistance Program (LAP) provides academic support that increases the retention and graduation rates of Latinas by providing programs, activities and leadership opportunities that foster self-confidence, self-awareness, and self-esteem. De Mujer a Mujer holds weekly meetings to discuss various topics about student and academic life.

Mentoring and Engaging Thru Academic Success (METAS) is a mentor program, a peer support and a leadership program designed to help Latina/o freshmen students make a successful academic and social transition to life at NIU.

Vanguardia Afirmativa de Latin@s Unidos (VALU) is an after-school program for Latino/a high school students in DeKalb and Sycamore to interact with the NIU community. Founded in 2007, VALU has created a safe space for students to express their culture, issues and break stereotypes.

Contact Us

515 Garden Road
DeKalb, IL 60115

Main Office Hours
8 a.m.4:30 p.m.

Latino Center Building Hours
8 a.m.–10 p.m.
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


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