About Us

About The Latino Center

The Latino Center officially opened in October of 1993 to serve the needs of the Latino student population at Tufts University.   Our primary objectives are to support students as they navigate through the education at Tufts and to raise awareness of the Latino communities on and off campus.  Today, the Latino Center continues to build on this legacy by actively working to build strong and vibrant Latino communities where students, faculty, and staff feel valued and supported and service as University wide resource.  We recognize and value the heterogeneity of Tuft’s Latino communities.  We are a multi-ethnic, multi-racial, and multi-lingual community.  Our students, faculty, and staff come to Tufts from throughout the United States as well as internationally.  We are brought together by our shared interests and connections to and explorations of Latinidades, in all its complex and beautiful forms. 

Our year-long programming, educational resources, and individualized student advising focuses on personal, academic, and leadership development.  In addition to structured programs such as the Latino Peers Program, and residential opportunities, such as La Casa, the Center hosts a series of activities that focus on building and strengthening social and academic supports for students while raising awareness on the multiplicity and contributions of Latino communities, on campus and beyond. The Center Director is available for academic and personal advising and serves as the formal advisor to several student led organizations and efforts including The Association of Latin American Students (ALAS)

We are one of six on-campus centers that serve as a resource for all students interested in social identities and how they impact our lives and the world we live in. The Center staff also collaborates with other departments, programs, faculty, and alumni to form an active network that ensures interests and needs of Tufts Latino communities are effectively addressed. 

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