The Center for Latinidad is an affirming space that promotes a path to Conocimiento (understanding) and awareness of the cultural wealth and resiliency of Latina/o/x identity, experiences, and voices.
Since 2015, the University has been designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), with more than 30 percent of current students claiming Hispanic heritage. The Center for Latinidad works to build a sense of belonging and community at William Paterson, with the goal of increasing the retention of Latina/o/x students, promote and explore diverse cultural experiences, and serve as an affirming space for resources, advocacy and student success. Students are encouraged to use this space throughout the day. Structured meetings, workshops, and student services are facilitated in collaboration with the Academic Success Center, Campus Activities, Service and Leadership, Career Center, faculty across Academic Affairs and affiliated student clubs and organizations.
The Center for Latinidad (CFL) is located in the Student Center, room 209. The CFL provides access to computer stations, lounges, and community libraries. This has proven to be a great space for group discussions, game nights, and study space in between classes. Student Ambassadors and Adelante mentors work together to facilitate socials and workshops.
The Center for Latinidad is a reservable space for a meeting or workshop by clubs, faculty, and other departments. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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