Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts HistorySauer, Anne
Latino Center, 1993
The Latino Center, founded in 1993, is a resource for Hispanic and Latino students at Tufts. It is administered by the Dean of Students. Its primary objective is to provide a supportive environment for students and to foster pride in the Latino culture. The director of the center also serves as an advisor to La Casa Hispana, the Hispanic culture residence, and the Hispanic American Society. It was originally known as the Hispanic American Center.
The center coordinates campus activities in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month annually in October, including film festivals, student art exhibits, musical programs, and forums on issues affecting the Latino community.
The center also administers the Peer Leader Program, the primary focus of which is to organize Hispanic Orientation for incoming first year students. The center also coordinates internships in Latino organizations and a course offered each spring through the Experimental College entitled Latinos in the United States: Arrival and Transformation.
The Center is located in Bolles House, on College Avenue. It moved to Bolles House in fall semester 2000 from its previous quarters at 55 Talbot Avenue.
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