About the Latino Resource Center

The Latino Resource Center is a unit of the Division of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 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.

Some of our services include the following programs and student organizations:

Adela de la Torre Latino Honor Society (ATLHS) is the first Latino honor society initiated and directed by Latinos at NIU. The mission of ATLHS is to recognize the academic excellence among Latino/a/x students through scholarships. Promoting student leadership, and being part of outreach and community service initiatives.

Mentoring and Engaging Thru Academic Success (METAS) is a mentoring program designed to aid freshmen or transfer students that identify as Latino/a/x have a successful transition into academics and social life at NIU.

De Mujer a Mujer is an organization for Latinas that provides social, cultural, and academic support that will increase the retention and graduation rates of Latinas and all women at Northern Illinois University. The organization provides programs, activities and leadership opportunities that foster self-confidence, self-awareness and self-esteem. This student organization is open to all women though centers the experiences and targets Latina women.

Women’s Empowerment Conference an event celebrated every year in collaboration with student organizations, it is an all-day conference open to all students across campus and community. This conference focuses on the life experiences, struggles, and accomplishments of women with several guest speakers and sessions promoting the advancement of women.

Supporting Opportunities for Latinos (SOL) is an organization of Latino students dedicated to assisting Latino men in achieving and maintaining the college degree of their choice. SOL men focus on career preparation, social life, and community service in an effort to maximize students’ personal and professional development. This student organization is open to all men though was created to target the needs of Latino men; open to all men of any race to help them achieve graduation as their final goal.

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515 Garden Road
DeKalb, IL 60115

Hours of Operation


Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Luis Santos-Rivas

Elbia Del Llano Menéndez

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