Our Mission

El Centro's mission provides an inclusive learning environment that welcomes all CSU students. El Centro supports and strengthens the academic and cultural experiences of students by providing workshops, leadership opportunities and Latina/o cultural awareness programs that promote student success and retention.

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NHHM Details

The National Hispanic Month is the period from September 15th through October 15th in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and Celebrate the group's heritage and culture.

Triunfo Details

Triunfo/Triumph began in 1990, with a small group of PSD students and 20 CSU students and volunteers. Its goal; to close the achievement gap through weekly one-on-one tutoring in all academic areas. Triunfo/Triumph is open to all students without restrictions, providing free tutoring on CSU campus.

Las Comadres Details

Las Comadres is a program and concept that is as deep as family itself. The program will encourage, engage and support sisterhood among Colorado State University Latinas while supporting them in pursuing their career goals and preparing them for a diverse society.

Scholarship Details

The Elizabeth Woodworth Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of merit, financial need and the thoughtfulness of the essays. Students applying for this award must meet specific criteria. Please visit the office for more information.

How to connect with El Centro
El Centro @ Colorado State University:
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523
Phone: 970.491.5722
Fax: 970.491.2534


Our deepest heartfelt condolences go out to all the family and friends of Linda Ahuna-Hamill.


Linda Mae Ahuna-Hamill, age 57, of Fort Collins, Colorado passed away on Friday, 5/22/15 while undergoing treatment for liver cancer at the Anschutz Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado. As a California native and long-time resident of Fort Collins, Linda obtained her Ph.D. in Sociology from Colorado State University and enjoyed working for over 30 years with that same institution. She began her career by creating and administering the advocacy office that became known as the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC), and made her final contributions as the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs.

Her love of life, sense of humor, intelligence and compassion created a very large community of friends and family. Those that Linda left behind include: husband, Albert Ahuna-Hamill; daughter Kylia Ayame Ahuna; stepdaughter, Laura; stepson, Thomas; mother Ayame Ahuna; sisters Carol and Patti, and; brothers James and Kevin. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and other individuals who were privileged to know Linda’s strength and grace.

To celebrate Linda’s life, Colorado State University will conduct a special program on Saturday, 5/30/15, at the North Ballroom in the CSU Lory Student Center from 2:00-3:30 pm. A reception will follow at the Cherokee Park Room from 3:30-5:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: (1) Kylia’s college fund. Checks made out to ‘Carol Ahuna’ and sent to: Asian Pacific American Cultural Center; 333 Lory Student Center; Fort Collins, CO 80523-8018; Attention: Kylia Ahuna OR; 2) the Colorado State University Foundation in support of APACC,https://advancing.colostate.edu/APACC

Colorado State University was recently recognized as the University of the Year by the National Hispanic Institute. The honor recognized CSU’s 25-year-long partnership promoting and encouraging higher education within the Latino community.


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