Latino Cultural Affairs

Latino Cultural Affairs is a dynamic center for cultural expression, advocacy, and personal and professional development for students from all Latino communities and countries. Currently, more than 1,300 students of Latino ancestry are enrolled at Columbia College Chicago. They share the beautiful cultures and traditions of Central America, South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean with the entire campus.

Latino Cultural Affairs coordinates a number of events and programs throughout the year including Columbia College Chicago’s Latino Heritage Celebration and the Latino Student Short Film Competition which highlights student short films made by Latino student filmmakers or exploring a Latino theme.

The office also works actively with the Latino Alliance student organization, a group that serves as a family away from home for students of Latino heritage. In partnership with the office, the organization coordinates a variety of social, academic, philanthropic, and cultural programs throughout the year and supports fellow students in their academic and professional pursuits.

Rogelio Becerra-Ramirez
Coordinator of Latino Cultural Affairs
Multicultural Affairs | 618 S. Michigan Ave., 4th floor

Latino Alliance

Meetings every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.
Student Engagement
916 S. Wabash Avenue, 4th floor

El Columbiano Newsletter

Be sure to pick up a copy of the office's official newsletter, El Columbiano, where you can learn about the Latino community on campus, find resources, and view artistic work from current sturdents.

Download the latest issue.

El Columbiano Spring 2013 Cover

Latino and Latin American Studies Minor

The Latino and Latin American Studies Minor offers courses in the historical and cultural development of Hispanic/Latin American people through the study of language, literature, art (visual and performing), and social institutions. By studying the ethnic experiences of the Latino/Hispanic population in the Americas, students will understand the multicultural complexities of the United States and Latin America and note and the significance of their contributions to society.

View the requirements on the college catalog.

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