Chican@ and Latin@ Studies

College of Letters & Science

Student Resources



Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez Community Room ~ CLS Academic Resource Center (ARC)


The ARC is a colorful place where you can relax, do homework, or simply gather to build an academic community with other CLS students. The lounge offers access to computers with internet, printing, and snacks. An academic community and connection awaits you!


Academic year hours:

Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Summer hours may vary.

Location: 338W Ingraham Hall  



The Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program Library


Recently organized in 2005, The Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program library is a new addition to our offices,  Our goal is to provide students and faculty with access to books and videos related to Chican@ and Latin@ Studies. Our collection includes an ever-expanding number of books and movies. 

Academic year hours:

Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Summer hours may vary.

Location: 313 Ingraham Hall


Facility Information

A computer, printer, scanner, and small reading area is availible for students in the library. A copier is not availabe in the CLS library. A copy center is located across the street in the Social Sciences Building.


Circulation Policy

Books may be checked out for 1 week. DVD videos may be checked out for 1 week by faculty or 2 days by students. Our materials are not available for inter-library loan.


Search the Library Catalog


Movie List



Regent Jesus Salas Academic Activist Scholarship


The Jesus Salas Academic Activist Scholarship is conferred annually to a Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program Undergraduate Certificate student who has both excelled in academic pursuits and has made outstanding service contributions to the Chican@ and Latin@ Community.


The award is named in honor of longtime activist Jesus Salas for his continuous commitment and dedication to the advancement and well-being of the Chican@ and Latin@ community. Jesus Salas earned a Master’s degree in Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and in 1964 he helped found the Obreros Unidos, a Wisconsin agricultural labor union. He was also the first Latino executive director of United Migrant Opportunity Services, Inc. In addition, he served on the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents from 2004 to 2007, and was an instructor at the Milwaukee Area Technical College for many years.



PASOS: Promotores Académicos Sembrando, Orientando y Sobresaliendo / Academic Promoters Seeding, Orienting and Overcoming


The PASOS mentorship program helps Chican@ and Latin@ students imagine the possibilities of attending graduate school. Intended for both students curious about graduate school and students who have decided to pursue graduate studies, the PASOS program fosters new ways for graduate students to mentor graduate and undergraduate students.


Through individual and group mentoring activities, PASOS mentors answer questions about graduate studies and guide Chican@ and Latin@ students step-by-step through their application process. PASOS mentors are also active in establishing networks of scholars who can guide students through the educational pipeline, and coach them as they select career choices that fit their goals and needs.


For more information, contact Ivan Cabrera and Alyssa M. Ramírez Stege at: and Alyssa and Ivan are both Graduate Fellows in the Department of Counseling Psychology. Their PASOS story is featured on page 8 of the Fall 2014 issue of Regeneración.




We are an academic association that is affiliated with the Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program. ChiLaCSA serves as the certificate student's voice in the decision-making process in the Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program, and we promote academic and cultural events focused on Chicano/a and Latino/a heritage. ChiLaCSA is open to all students who are interested in learning more about Chicana/o and Latina/o culture and traditions. We have members who serve and vote on the Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Curriculum Committee and the Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Student-Faculty Liaison Committee and who participate in a multitude of community service events. To be a voting member you must be a student who is a declared Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Certificate candidate.


ChiLaCSA Bylaws