Tufts Latino Center

Group of Latino Center Students

Our Story

Tufts Latino Center is a home away from home. The center is a dedicated and intentional space for student-centered curricular and co-curricular learning opportunities focusing on identity, equity, and social justice. Our signature program, Latino Peer Leaders, provides leadership development, training, and mentoring. Our residential program, La Casa Latina, is a unique living and learning environment for students to develop a strong sense of self, gain confidence, and begin to thrive. For over 25 years, Tufts Latino Center has, and continues to be, student run, staff led, and community supported.

Our Mission

Tufts Latino Center brings our students and their families into our caring and supportive fold, where our individualized approach means:

  • Retention of Latinx, Latin American, Caribbean, and Multiracial students at Tufts University
  • Strong community where each student’s full potential is promoted and supported

Our family environment, programs, and events guide and support students who possess a wide range of skills, interests, and abilities.

In line with Tufts’ commitment to sustainability, Tufts Latino Center achieved LEED Silver certification for incorporating a wide range of green building technologies including energy efficiency, recycling, and leadership.

Collaboration

Tufts Latino Center is under the Department of Student Affairs. In addition to collaboration with campus partners and community organizations, Tufts Latino Center supports a wide range of student leaders and organizations including the 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, Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS), Roti and Rum, Tufts Community Union Senate, Tufts Escondido, Tufts Society of Latinx Engineers and Scientists (SOLES), and Tufts United for Immigrant Justice (UIJ).