In 2015, UCSB was named a Hispanic Serving Institute (HSI) meaning that 25% of UCSB enrollment identifies as Chicanx/Latinx or Hispanic. UCSB is committed to serving the Latinx/Chicanx student body population.

RCSGD Resources

The RCSGD has a QTBIPOC Empowerment Coordinator that hosts weekly Empowerment Hours for QTBIPOC students.

QTBIPOC Empowerment Hours is a space intentionally for QTBIPOC to exist, rest, rejuvenate, and come together as a community to thrive individually and collectively.

These weekly spaces take place every Monday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm in the RCSGD Lounge.

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Cultural Centers

Chicanx/Latinx Cultural Resource Center (CLCRC) 

The Chicanx/Latinx Cultural Resource Center (CLCRC)  provides a space for the UCSB Latinx community to showcase art, language, people, food and traditions of Chicana/o Latina/o culture.
The CLCRC has two spaces on campus—El Centro Arnulfo Casillas (Building 406) and at the first floor of the Student Resource Building (SRB)

Location: 1st floor of the SRB (Student Resource Building)

 CLCRC Website

 CLCRC Instagram


El Centro is a historic place for Latinx students and activists.  In fact, El Centro saw the Chicano movement ignite here at UCSB. El Centro is a warm and welcoming environment that celebrates culture, diversity and community. El Centro is also a hub for student organizations to meet such as SJP, La Familia, El Congresso, La Escualita and more. 

Location: BLDG 405

 El Centro Website  

El Centro Instagram 


Las Maestras Center’s multi-disciplinary programming blends visual, performance and literary arts to inform an aesthetic and a directed intention in the creative process, which return artists to their home cultures and contemporary communities of common cause.

Location: South Hall 1415

 La Maestras Website
Las Maestras Instagram 

This center offers various events including lectures, films and videos, panel discussions, readings, art exhibitions, and music, dance and dramatic performances, collaborations, and space in an effort to create cultural awareness. 

Location: UCEN, Room 1504

 MCC Website

 MCC Instagram

ONDAS Student Center at UCSB promotes the success and retention of first-generation college students with an emphasis on the first year transition and underrepresented student experience. We provide mentoring and academic support in a learning-centered space for students to connect with faculty, staff, and peers in order to grow personally and excel academically.

Location: Kerr Hall 1150

 ONDAS Website 

 ONDAS Instagram

Academic Departments

Chicanx Studies Department

The Chicanx Studies Department at UCSB provides a venue for the interdisciplinary and multi-method study of social justice within Chicana/o/x, Latina/o/x and Indigenous cultures, communities and experiences.

 Chicanx Studies Website

Latin America and Iberian Studies Department

The Latin America and Iberian Studies Department at UCSB examines the people and cultures of Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries throughout the world. UCSB is the only UC campus that offers the Iberian component.

 LAIS Website

Student Organizations

La Familia de Colores

La Familia de Colores is a LGBTQ organization that actively seeks to create a safe space and gain awareness in the Latin@/Chican@ community at UCSB. Their objective is to fill the gap and intersect the two communities.

La Familia de Colores is currently active!

La Fa Instagram

At UCSB, there are a variety of Chicanx/Latinx Student Organizations.

Chicanx/Latinx Student Organizations List

On-Campus Resources

UCSB Comunidad Latinx Graduación

The Chicanx/Latinx Graduation, also known as CLG, or the UCSB Comunidad Latinx Graduacion is a student-run organization that funds for its own graduation by coordinating fundraisers, finding generous sponsors, and collecting member fees. The UCSB Comunidad Latinx Graduacion is an end of the year celebration for Latinx students and families. 

 CLG Website