El Centro


Our Mission

The mission of El Centro is to provide support for the Latinx community at CSU and Fort Collins. We do this by encouraging student engagement, academic success, cultural pride, empowerment, and volunteer/leadership opportunities. We strive to promote an inclusive environment that focuses on awareness and understanding of the Latinx experience.

Coming Up

As we come to the end of National Latinx Heritage month, read what students have to say about the importance of Heritage month and how much El Centro means to them.Go to the Collegian website to read the article! https://collegian.com/2019/10/category-arts-and-culture-students-reflect-on-importance-of-el-centro-for-latinx-heritage-month-category-ac/

Land Acknowledgement

Colorado State University acknowledges, with respect, that the land we are on today is the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Ute Nations and peoples. This was also a site of trade, gathering, and healing for numerous other Native tribes. We recognize the Indigenous peoples as original stewards of this land and all the relatives within it.  As these words of acknowledgment are spoken and heard, the ties Nations have to their traditional homelands are renewed and reaffirmed.

CSU is founded as a land grant institution, and we accept that our mission must encompass access to education and inclusion. And, significantly, that our founding came at a dire cost to Native Nations and peoples whose land this university was built upon. This acknowledgment is the education and inclusion we must practice in recognizing our institutional history, responsibility, and commitment.


How to connect with El Centro

El Centro @ Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Phone: 970.491.5722
Fax: 970.491.2534








Message from our Director


On behalf of El Centro’s staff, I would like to welcome you to our space. Students have always shared how El Centro has been a home away from home, helped them build connections, created their sense of belonging at the university, and most of all, exposed them to the resources available in both the office and throughout the campus. Please stop by and meet the incredible staff that work in El Centro!


Director of El Centro,

Dr. Guadalupe Salazar



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