Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion announces Latinx/e Cultural Center

Expanded programming and living-learning community to open August 2024

May 17, 2024

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is pleased to announce the opening of the Latinx/e Cultural Center (LCC) in August 2024. The Latinx/e Cultural Center will expand the co-curricular affinity offerings modeled by the Conney M. Kimbo Black Cultural Center, Stonewall Resource Center, and Disability Cultural Center by serving as a place for Latinx/e students, faculty, and staff to gather, celebrate culture, and feel a sense of belonging on campus. The LCC aspires to create a welcoming and empowering environment for the Latinx/e community and contribute to an inclusive campus culture. 

Adriana Torres, assistant director of intercultural affairs, Latinx/e student specialist, shared, “We are so excited to build this space as a home away from home for our growing Latinx/e student population. I hope students will live and engage authentically, communicate in whatever languages they speak, eat good food, feel safe, and be represented.” 

The Latinx/e Cultural Center will be located at 1026 Park Street (Windsor House). The main floor of the building will serve as programming and community space. The second floor of the building will serve, in partnership with Residential Life, as a living learning community, designed to center Latinx/e identity exploration. Program offerings will expand on opportunities fostered by Intercultural Affairs this year.  

Karolina Calleros ’26, a member of SOL Leadership, shared, “I am excited about the Latinx/e Cultural Center because there will be a place where I can connect with other Latinx/e students as well as somewhere that can feel more like home.” 

Inquiries related to the development of the Latinx/e Cultural Center can be directed to Find more information and apply to the Latinx/e Living Learning Community.

Grinnell College’s cultural centers seek to enliven the mission and learning outcomes of Intercultural Affairs through intentional identity exploration opportunities. Students engaged with the cultural centers will gain exposure to intersectional and inclusive offerings that center community, leadership, intercultural understanding, and culturally-minded wellness. 

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