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Latinx Studies

Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
15 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on October 15, at 12:00 PM PDT
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Latinx Studies has come to the University of Oregon!

Support undergraduates in the Latinx Studies program

The new Latinx Studies program at UO is only the third of its kind in the state! Latinx students now make up nearly 15% of the UO undergraduate student body. This community is diverse, and includes students who identify as Hispanic, Chicana/o, Mexican-American, Salvadoreña/o...the list goes on and on. Many of these students are bilingual or multilingual, speaking English, Spanish, Portuguese, and a variety of indigenous languages. The contributions they make to our university community are huge! 

This new program is innovative—combining a robust academic curriculum with resources for social and financial support to our students who identify as Latina/o/x. As the University of Oregon moves forward in our goal of establishing ourselves as a Hispanic Serving Institution, our Interim President Patrick Phillips and his spouse, Kay Crider, have committed to matching funds raised in this campaign to support the Latinx Studies program!

Money raised through this campaign will support students directly in two impactful ways: 

  • Through the Experiential Learning Fellowship, which provides students with a paid opportunity to work on a supervised research project in any discipline related to Latinx Studies. This is an important way for students to learn about research while also developing relationships with faculty and graduate students.
  • Through the Student Ambassador Program, which provides students a paid opportunity to develop their leadership, communication, and public speaking skills by working closely with the program's faculty committee. Our student ambassadors run social media, plan and facilitate events, and conduct outreach both within the university and the larger community.

Thank you for your support!

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Supports a student to attend the César E. Chávez Leadership Conference at Western Oregon University.


¡Gracias en serio!

Funds a Latinx Studies quarterly social and academic event.


¡Te apreciamos!

Funds an undergraduate student ambassador position for one quarter.


¡Guau, asombrosa!

Supports an undergraduate student to complete 60 hours of faculty-supervised research.

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