The Latin American and Latino/a Studies program at Illinois State University provides an interdisciplinary approach to the examination of Latinx cultures in the United States and throughout Latin America. It is designed to be of interest to students who want to explore the many contributions Latinx individuals have made to the political, historical, social, and artistic fabric of the Americas.
The Latin American—Latino/a Studies Fund is used to support a wide variety of activities associated with our educational mission. Among the activities it supports are assisting student research beyond campus, funding field trips, supporting other co-curricular activities that provide our students with vital perspectives and experiences beyond the classroom, and bringing speakers to campus who contribute to making the Department a vibrant intellectual community.
The Latin American and Latino/a Studies program is also seeking funds to support CAUSA. CAUSA stands for Coalition Advocating for Undocumented Student Achievement. Undocumented students at ISU are frequently confronted with emergencies such as money for legal fees to renew DACA, books, travel, and other small emergencies.