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Peter Rozga
Office of Institutional Advancement
220 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Over the last 50 years, the Department of Chicano & Latino Studies has played a unique role at the University of Minnesota and in the Twin Cities region. 

Though we are a small department, our students are truly exceptional in their commitment to combining theory with practice. Many of our graduates have gone on to become professors and scholars in higher education, local schoolteachers, leaders in community-based organizations and non-profits, or small business owners.

Since making an official commitment to becoming a community-engaged department in 2004, students have logged more than 23,000 hours as volunteers or project collaborators through classes that have a service learning component on our department.

As majors or minors in Chicano and Latino studies, our students leave the university as critical thinkers who are knowledgeable about the critical role and contributions of Chicano and Latino communities to life in the US. They view the world through a social justice lens and are able to address complex social topics with critical intelligence, imagination, and creativity.

What Your Gift Can Do

You can help us build upon this impressive legacy.

Your support of the Department of Chicano & Latino Studies is critical to our success. Your tax-deductible contribution provides our students with encouragement and financial support in the form of scholarships for majors and also gives us needed resources to increase our understanding and knowledge of Chicano and Latino communities in Minnesota and beyond through our cultural programming and lecture series.

Choose a Fund

Please consider making a continuing donation or a one-time gift to support Chicano & Latino Studies.

  • Chicano & Latino Studies General Fund provides valuable funding in the form of unrestricted support, allowing us to make key strategic investments in high-priority areas when opportunities and critical needs arise.
  • Chicano & Latino Studies Undergraduate Scholarship Fund
    The Chicano Studies Undergraduate Scholarship Fund provides assistance to deserving students who are within 21 credits of completing their degree and need support to help them finish. It also supports current students and newly declared Chicano & Latino Studies majors.
  • Romana Arreguín de Rosales Lecture Series Fund
    This fund was created in honor of Ramona Arreguín de Rosales who helped lead the creation of the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies as a student 50 years ago. This fund supports an annual lecture by a scholar in the field of Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x Studies. Our goal is for the fund to be permanently endowed.
  • Jesús Estrada-Pérez Memorial Fellowship 
    This fund supports graduate fellowships in the Department of Chicano & Latino Studies in honor of Jesús Estrada-Pérez.

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