The Latinx Community Resource Center (LCRC), the oldest of CSUF’s ethnic centers, was established in 1972 to develop the University Library’s collection on Mexico and the Southwest. Previously known as the Chicana & Chicano Resource Center, In May 2020, the center underwent a name change to reflect our commitment to recognizing the diverse populations we serve. This name expansion aligns with national trends on enhanced inclusion of vast identities our community holds with respect to gender identity and ethnic identity.
As the CSUF Latinx student population increases (46.2% as of Fall 2020), as well as in the surrounding communities, demand for the services provided by the LCRC has risen. Additionally, CSUF was designated a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2004, thus, LCRC programming supports the recruitment, retention, and advancement of Latinx students. The LCRC will continue to meet the needs of our students in preparing them for personal and academic success.
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Ariana Mora Mero (she/her/hers)
Coordinator, Latinx Community Resource Center
Born in Manta, Ecuador, Ariana immigrated to the United States at the age of 10 and grew up in Ames, Iowa. Ariana attended Iowa State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and her Master of Education in Student Affairs. Prior to her role as Coordinator for the Latinx Community Resource Center, Ariana served as the Program Coordinator for Services for Undocumented Students at the University of California, Merced. As the LCRC Coordinator, she hopes to foster an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students to feel part of the Titan Community. On her free time, Ariana enjoys dancing bachata and cooking Ecuadorian food.