Latinx Scholars

Students in the LatinX Academic Residential Community

What is the Comunidad de Latinx Scholars?

The Latinx (Latina/Latino) Academic Residential Community aims to create and promote a positive and supportive space that eases your transition as first year students into University of Oregon life, while empowering you to become prominent campus leaders.

The term Latinx (pronounced “lə•tee'•nex”) is an inclusive term that represents the singular and plural forms. It is used to describe people, not things.  It is sometimes used as an umbrella term to include Latin-Americans (regardless of country of origin), Mexican-Americans, Central Americans, Chicanx, or Hispanics. It is also a gender neutral inclusive term, encompassing all genders including non-binary identified individuals.

Through connections to other students with similar interests and/or cultural backgrounds and connections to faculty and academic support on campus, you can shape your intellectual journey while changing the face of the university.

The Latinx ARC and its theme creates a common bond for all residents— Latinx and non-Latinx alike—that will foster cross-cultural understanding.

Why should I choose to live in this community?

  • An opportunity for Latinx scholars to explore connections and build community
  • Be part of a network of culturally sensitive faculty members, administrators, and fellow students
  • Find courses that support your interests in Latinx-themed studies or Latinx identity
  • Access the rich variety of opportunities available at the UO such as Tarea Time (homework/study hours), cultural events, and academic support
  • Access the rich variety of academic, cultural, research, and leadership opportunities at the UO
  • Mentorship opportunities from faculty members, staff, and students at the UO

What classes will we take?

UGST 111 (Latinx ARC Seminar) fall, winter, and spring terms (total of 4 credits). These courses combined meet the core education group requirement for Arts and Letters. The Latinx ARC Seminar course is taught in English.

Additionally you will be free to select courses from a curated list that best suits your academic and personal interests. These courses are focused on Latinx-themed studies, Mexican-American, Central-American, and Chicanx/Chicana/Chicano-themed studies. The classes offer a cross-departmental, collaborative experience by offering courses in history, English, Spanish, and ethnic studies.


Residence Hall: Justice Bean Hall. Students living in this community will select roommates who are also in the community.

Please note that communities can be moved to different residence hall buildings if the size or need of the community changes.


Students in the LatinX Academic Residential Community

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Who is eligible and how do I apply?

The Latinx ARC is open to anyone who identifies as Latinx/Latina/Latino, Mexican-American, Chicanx/Chicana/Chicano, Hispanic, or who identifies as an ally to the Latinx community. We want students who have a strong affiliation or connection to the Latinx community.

  1. Register for University Housing and select the community you prefer in the "Community Preference" section.
  2. Fill out the supplemental questions on your housing application. The program director will be in communication with you over the summer to remind you to fill out the form and determine class placement and details.

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