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Educational Opportunity Program

Chicanx/Latinx Cultural Resource Center (CLCRC) & El Centro

Mission Statement:

The Chicanx/Latinx Cultural Resource Center (CLCRC) provides a culturally enriched environment where students, faculty, and staff of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds can learn about a diverse culture. Our objective is to educate and unify the UCSB and Chicanx/Latinx community through the mediums of art, language, people, food, and traditions. At the Chicanx/Latinx Cultural Resource Center (located in the Student Resource Building) and El Centro Arnulfo Casillas (Building #406), the UCSB community can develop an understanding and appreciation of Chicanx/Latinx cultural heritage and history.
   
Center Goals:
  • To educate the Chicanx/Latinx community and the UCSB community about the diversity that encompasses the Chicanx/Latinx cultural community.
  • To provide a physical space that reflects the perspectives and culture of Chicanx/Latinx students.
  • To provide educational, cultural and social programming that affirms and celebrates Chicanx/Latinx identity and values, as well as the awareness of the social, political, historical and cultural realities of the Chicanx/Latinx population.
  • To broaden and facilitate the channels of communication between Chicanx/Latinx students and the greater UCSB student community.
  • To support the development of students interested in the Chicanx/Latinx culture.
  • To participate in the university’s effort to provide multicultural education to the greater UCSB student community.
  • To provide information to enhance cultural awareness at UCSB.
   
Services and Programs:
  • Student support services and opportunities on campus as well as in the greater SB community
  • Network with student organizations, academic departments and faculty on campus
  • Create opportunities for involvement in Chicanx/Latinx student organizations
  • Offer space for events, meetings and gatherings.