Our Mission



The mission of El Centro is to provide support for the Latinx community at CSU and Fort Collins. We do this by encouraging student engagement, academic success, cultural pride, empowerment, and volunteer/leadership opportunities. We strive to promote an inclusive environment that focuses on awareness and understanding of the Latinx experience.







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LEAD (Leading. Empowering. Advancing. Determined.) Conference will take place on Friday & Saturday, April 13-14, 2018.

This SDPS collaboration allows students to gain a deeper appreciation of each other’s background and learn more about themselves as leaders. The LEAD Conference will focus on the personal and professional development of students of color and underrepresented populations at Colorado State University. Colorado State University alumni and local business leaders will facilitate the workshops with topics focusing on collegiate life and professional development. These workshops include topics like budget management, maximizing time, diversity education, and preparing for life after college. During this conference, students will develop a strong sense of belonging at Colorado State University and have the ability to pursue all future endeavors with optimism and confidence.


 Only 75 second-year students will be selected to participate in LEAD, so it is very important that you submit your application and Personal Investment Fee (PIF). If you are interested, please complete these two steps by Friday, February 23rd at 5:00 p.m.:

1)      Submit your application through the following website: http://studentdiversity.colostate.edu/lead-conference

2)      Submit your $10 personal investment fee (PIF) in cash at the B/AACC office (LSC 335). Your PIF will be returned to you at the conference when you attend. Transportation, food, lodging, and t-shirts will be provided. 


Multicultural Undergraduate Research Art and Leadership Symposium (MURALS)

Visit:  http://www.murals.colostate.edu/home for more information.

With the Multicultural Undergraduate Research Art and Leadership Symposium, we are intentionally reaching out to students of color in various disciplines and exposing them to a variety of undergraduate research opportunities. Mentoring, presenting research, networking, and learning about multicultural leadership are four main aspects of the program.




NLHM Details

The National Latino Month is the period from September 15th through October 15th in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and Celebrate the group's heritage and culture.



Triunfo Details

Triunfo/Triumph began in 1990, with a small group of PSD students and 20 CSU students and volunteers. Its goal; to close the achievement gap through weekly one-on-one tutoring in all academic areas. Triunfo/Triumph is open to all students without restrictions, providing free tutoring on CSU campus.


La Conexión

The purpose of La Conexión is to foster a strong sense of community, cultural pride, student engagement, and academic excellence for Latinx students at CSU. This program supports first-year, low-income, and first generation students through their transition to college by connecting them with people who are invested in their success.

Scholarship Details

The Elizabeth Woodworth Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of merit, financial need and the thoughtfulness of the essays. Students applying for this award must meet specific criteria. Please visit the office for more information.




How to connect with El Centro

El Centro @ Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Phone: 970.491.5722
Fax: 970.491.2534








Students of Month




Andrea Espinosa



Leslie Valles

​for their contributions to our community values!






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