• LEAD Conference

April 13th-14th

This free conference for second-year students is hosted by the seven SDPS offices and will focus on enhancing the academic and professional achievements of students of color and underrepresented populations at Colorado State University. Students are required to submit a $10 deposit fee which they get back upon attending.

  • Awards Ceremony

May 4th | 7-9 pm in the LSC Grand Ballroom

The El Centro Awards Ceremony has been recognizing and celebrating the successes of Latinx students for more than 30 years. The purpose and objectives of our current event is to honor and recognize Latinx leaders in student organizations, across the university, within the Poudre School District and in the Fort Collins Community. The event serves to expose students from historically underrepresented groups to Colorado State University, for example, the Triunfo students.

  • Fort Collins Cinco De Mayo Festival

May 5th & 6th in Old Town Fort Collins

40 Volunteers needed!!

 This event celebrates Latinx culture through music, dance, food, and more. The event typically begins at 11am and ends around 7pm, but volunteers are need much earlier and much later to help with set-up and take-down. If anyone is interested in volunteering, they need to email It is also important to note that if you volunteer for more than four hours, you can get a free food voucher.


  • Career Fair (open to all majors!)

Feb. 13th & 14th @ 10 a.m. | LSC Grand Ballroom

  • For more events, please see the University Events Calendar here.

On the Monday of October 12, 2015, The Rocky Mountain Collegian released an article introducing the public to our office's program, La Conexión, which helps first-year Latino students and promotes the mission statement "La Conxión is to foster a strong sense of community, cultural pride, students engagement and academic confidence for Latino students at CSU."

This is the first year that La Conexión has been offered at CSU and is truly a great opportunity for Latino students wanting to attend Colorado State University but may have insecurities in their how-to knowledge of succeeding in college.



Linda Mae Ahuna-Hamill


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.

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,


National Hispanic Institute

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.