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.