USLS Mission Statement


U.S. Latino/a Studies is a student-centered program and university minor focused on providing safe spaces for teaching and learning that empower students to become conscientious neighbors and actively engaged global citizens. Through cross-disciplinary course offerings, intentional programming, and campus and community outreach, the U.S. Latino/a Studies Program honors all student experiences, and creates a special place of belonging for Latinx students as valuable and visible. Students study the different voices, lives, and modes of Latinx, Caribbean, and  Latin American knowledge production. Connecting the Latinx population with its allies, the program also contributes to institutional transformation.