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.


RSVP to Latinx Scholars event

Please join us for a Spotlight on Latinx Scholars event on October 12th, from 4-5:30 at Rodney's at Shafer Place.

Admission is free but an RSVP is appreciated. Please let us know you're coming by registering via this form.

Flyer on Latinx Scholars event

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