El Centro offers a wide variety of services ranging from the use of our facilities, to academic support. Many of the student organizations hold weekly meetings in the center as well as events. Thanks to alumni support we have also been able to provide limited free printing to students. The center has been described as a home away from home.

As a resource and referral center, El Centro works with students as individuals and through student groups and organizations. A variety of activities have been organized to meet the general needs of students. El Centro is also available should a student need individual services.

El Centro also houses over 20 Chicano/Latino student organizations. Please visit Student Organizations for descriptions and contact information.


Students who find themselves in unfamiliar situations can contact El Centro for information on services found throughout the university; including academic advising, leadership development, counseling, and health attention.


El Centro is an advocate for students in addressing students’ needs and issues throughout the campus. Latino students should feel comfortable in requesting advocate assistance. El Centro will advise student(s) on possible options, resolutions and may contact appropriate departments as deemed necessary.