Latin Images Living-Learning Community seeks to enhance students’ knowledge of the diverse lived experiences of Latinx and other peoples of Latin American and Caribbean descent in the United States. Established in 1977 as the Latin Images Special Interest Section, the program was a result of efforts by the Latinx community at Rutgers College to provide an environment for learning of and about Latinx culture and history for Latinx students and non-Latinx students and to celebrate Latinx culture and heritage. The community has evolved into a living-learning community for those individuals interested in acquiring knowledge of Latin culture through educational, cultural, and social events.
Due to COVID-19, we have removed the residential requirement, and have instead moved our learning communities online.
- Building a network of faculty and staff members who are willing to support your personal and professional development
- Exclusive seminar course: Latinidades: Identities and Images, a 1.5 credit LLC seminar for both fall and spring semesters. Courses will count towards a Certificate in Multicultural Competence. This is a 9 credit certificate and with one year of participation in this program, you will have completed 6 of 9 credits required for the certificate. Visit the Department of Latino & Hispanic Caribbean Studies for a list of courses.
- Individualized attention from residence life staff
- Cultural immersion and enrichment
- Programming in the past has included:
- Cultural dinners
- Guest speakers
- Visual and performing arts workshops
- Field trips to special tristate area events (Museo del Barrio, Nuyorican Poets Café, concerts, etc.)
- Leadership development
- Community service opportunities
- Connections to other LLCs such as Paul Robeson (African diaspora), Asian American Identities and Images, and French Language and Culture
- Exposure and connection to Center for Latino Arts and Culture programming
- Faculty mentorship opportunities
Open to students affiliated with SAS, SEBS and RBS of all class years, including transfer students, in good academic and judicial standing. Students do not need to identify as Latinx in order to participate in the community.
Students must place into Basic Composition or higher for English testing
Make Rutgers home! We’d like you to begin to connect with students, faculty, and staff even before the start of classes. LLC orientation is currently scheduled to occur virtually on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 (including an introduction to the LLC staff, a meet-and-greet with your staff/faculty partners, and a campus social).
- All students will be enrolled in an exclusive 1.5 LLC Seminar: Latinidades: Images and Identities. This course will be taken both fall and spring semesters and the theme of the course will change every semester. Courses will count towards a Certificate in Multicultural Competence. This is a 9 credit certificate and with one year participation in this program, participants will have completed 6 of 9 credits required for the certificate. The seminar course will meet weekly on Fridays 9:50am – 11:10am.
- Incoming first-year and transfer students will also be enrolled in Introduction to Latino Studies, which fulfills the SAS core curriculum requirements for 21st Century Challenges.
- Download a sample syllabus for this community. Please note: Syllabi and Instructors change over time, so this may not be the exact syllabus or course content that you will take as a future participant.