Chican@ and Latin@ Studies

College of Letters & Science

Student Resources



Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez Community Room ~ CLS Lounge
338W Ingraham Hall ~ The student lounge 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.



Regent Jesus Salas Academic Activist Scholarship
This award is conferred yearly to Chican@ Latin@ Studies Program Certificate Student who has excelled in academic pursuits and has also made outstanding service contributions to the Chican@ Latin@ community. This award will be provided at the end of the Spring Sememster of each academic year.


To donate to the Regent Jesus Salas Academic Activist Scholarship, please visit the UW Foundation donation page.



Visit the Scholarship page for more information




Who are we?
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.

    Visit the ChiLaCSA website


    Funding Request Form



Our Library
The Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Library is a new addition to our offices, recently organized in 2005. 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 are Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Summer Hours may vary. Please call ahead (608-263-4486) to make sure our office will be open or to make an appointment.

312 Ingraham Hall


Facility Information

  • A computer, printer, scanner, and small reading area is availible for students in the library, Room 338W.
  • 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.


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Movie List