El Centro Latinx/Chicanx

El Centro Latinx/Chicanx at VCU empowers faculty, staff, students, alumni and the greater Richmond community in an increasingly global environment through Latinx/Chicanx scholarship, advocacy and personal/socio-cultural and professional development.

Scholarship and advocacy

El Centro Latinx/Chicanx targets needs across disciplines with a commitment to generate scholarship, creative works, processes and policies for transformative change benefiting the L/C communities. This will be done by:

  • Developing L/C-affirming curriculum, scholarship and policies in and out of the classroom
  • Promoting L/C research opportunities and student research training and mentorship
  • Advocating for L/C community needs

Inclusion and support

The center also creates and sustains a welcoming, inclusive and supportive L/C campus culture where diverse learners have the opportunity to interact with each other and share ideas and experiences, both similar and different from their own. This will be done by:

  • Serving as a hub for intentional and reciprocal relationships between faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members 
  • Providing resources such as events, spaces and key lecturers around L/C experiences 
  • Promoting creative works to highlight L/C visibility and representation that is critical to academic and professional success 

Contact us

For more information, contact the Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success at ies@vcu.edu