Tufts Latino Center

About

In 1983, a small group of students took the initiative to create a space for themselves on the Tufts University campus.  After a ten-year effort full of discussions, debate, adversity, and modifications with the Tufts Community Union (TCU) and university administration, came the inevitable success and establishment of a university recognized center with a full-time director in October of 1993. Over the years, the Latino Center has experienced several transformations with the purpose of serving the Latinx community and community at large.  Whether you are a prospective student, current student, or alumnus of Tufts University, our traditions, history, and perseverance serve as a reminder of the permanence of the Latino Center.

Mission

The Tufts Latino Center was founded in October 1993 as a space and resource for Tufts University students and community members to gather, learn, share experiences, show support and appreciation of Latinx identities. As one of the identity-based centers within the Department of Student Affairs, the Latino Center seeks to provide resources for inclusion, education, academic achievement, and cultural programming in collaboration with students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community at large.

Vision

The Latino Center is a welcoming community providing a dedicated environment to engage in research, celebration, collaboration, and dialogue to inspire advocacy, appreciation, and social change within the Latinx community. The center offers academic and personal advising, mentorship, and guidance for all students. 

Values

F.A.M.I.L.I.A.

  • Friendship
  • Advocacy
  • Mentorship
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Inclusivity
  • Achievement
     

Collaboration

In addition to collaborating with on campus partners and community organizations, the Tufts Latino Center supports a wide range of student led organizations including but not limited to:

  • Association of Latin American Students (ALAS)
  • Association of Multiracial Peoples at Tufts (AMPT)
  • Brazilian Student Association (BRASA) 
  • Laffer Latino Fellowship and Bible Study
  • Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. 
  • Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS)
  • Roti and Rum 
  • Tufts Community Union Senate 
  • Tufts Encendido
  • Tufts Society of Latinx Engineers and Scientists (SOLES)
  • Tufts United for Immigrant Justice (UIJ)