Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

Center for Caribbean and Latin American Studies

The Center for Caribbean and Latin American Studies promotes the understanding and appreciation of the historical, social, and cultural life of Latin American and Caribbean societies, and of Latinos in the U.S. through education, community events, study abroad, international exchange, community outreach, and research. Because of the importance of the Latino community as one of the largest minority groups in the U.S., the center, as part of the University's mission of fostering diversity and global awareness, plays an important role in providing educational opportunities to Latino students, promoting Latino culture, and maintaining harmonious relationships with non-Latino cultures.

The center organizes educational and cultural activities that aim to increase the recruitment and retention of Latino students; provides mentoring and tutoring services; engages in a variety of community outreach activities, focusing on links to connect elementary and high school teachers and students to CCSU; and supports research and academic activities that focus on Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinos in the U.S.

The center is located on the main floor of the Elihu Burritt Library.

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