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Columbia College Chicago
Latino Cultural Affairs

Latino Cultural Affairs


Latino Cultural Affairs is a dynamic center for cultural expression, advocacy, and personal and professional development for students from all Latino communities and countries. Currently, more than 1,300 students of Latino ancestry are enrolled at Columbia College Chicago. They share the beautiful cultures and traditions of Central America, South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean with the entire campus.

Latino Cultural Affairs coordinates a number of events and programs throughout the year including Columbia College Chicago’s Latino Heritage Celebration and the Latino Student Short Film Competition which highlights student short films made by Latino student filmmakers or exploring a Latino theme.

The office also works actively with the Latino Alliance student organization, a group that serves as a family away from home for students of Latino heritage. In partnership with the office, the organization coordinates a variety of social, academic, philanthropic, and cultural programs throughout the year and supports fellow students in their academic and prefessional pursuits.

Be sure to pick up a copy of the office’s official newsletter, El Columbiano, where you can learn about the Latino community on campus, find resources, and view artistic work from current sturdents.

If you would like to stay informed about our office, scholarships, internships, events, and other opportunities, please send an email to daranda@colum.edu and request to be added to our e-list. Feel free to visit us in the office or attend a program soon.