Tufts Latinx Center

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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 Latinx 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 Latinx Center.

Mission

The Tufts Latinx Center was founded in October 1993 as a space and resource for Tufts University students and community members to gather, learn, share experiences, support and appreciate Latinx identities. As one of the centers within the Division of Student Diversity and Inclusion, the Latinx Center seeks to contribute to Latinx/Hispanic/Caribbean/Latin American students’ success at Tufts University by providing resources, guidance and programming for academic achievement, identity development, belonging, and leadership in collaboration with students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the greater community.

 

Vision

The Latinx Center is a welcoming environment dedicated to celebrating and furthering the Latinx community. Through collaboration, dialogue and research, the LC seeks to inspire advocacy, appreciation, and social change by centering the margins within our community. The center offers academic and personal advising, mentorship, programming and guidance for all students within the Latin Diaspora.

 

Values

The Latinx Center is a welcoming environment dedicated to celebrating and furthering the Latinx community. Through collaboration, dialogue and research, the LC seeks to inspire advocacy, appreciation, and social change by centering the margins within our community. The center offers academic and personal advising, mentorship, programming and guidance for all students within the Latin Diaspora.
 

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 Latinx 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)