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LATINX AT UO   •   FIND SUPPORT   •   GET INVOLVED   •   CONNECT

Welcome to Patos Unidos – a space for UO Latinx information, support, and connection.

As the Latinx community at UO continues to grow and diversify, we created a central space to share, celebrate, and find one another. This page serves as a collection of all Latinx programs, resources, events, communities, stories, and leaders at the University of Oregon. We invite you to not only visit regularly, but also contribute UO Latinx news of your own!

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LATINX AT UO

See all of the Latinx resources, services, opportunities, and community members available at the University of Oregon.

Academic Programs

For students across all majors who want to learn more about the perspectives and experiences of Latinx communities in the US and Latin America. 

Offers an in-depth look at the richness and diversity of a vast area and its people, such as Columbian art, the wonder of the Amazon rainforest, or the history of colonialism.

The Latinx Academic Residential Community aims to create and promote a positive and supportive space that eases your transition as a first year student.

An interdisciplinary major that examines Latinas/os/e in relation to other communities of color.

Language program geared to students with a connection to Spanish.

Offers fellowships for undergraduates to conduct research or creative projects supervised by a faculty member.

 

Research

This Spanish-English children’s book tells the climate justice story of five young people in the Willamette Valley and northern California. A no-cost PDF download and a for-purchase paperback of the book are available on the publisher’s website.
This collaborative Día de los Muertos documentary film was made with HC 444/421 Latine Testimonios class members, JSMA staff members, guided by Dr. Adriana Miramontes Olivas, MEChA students, and community partners.
This program focuses on science storytelling for Latine/x/a/o people and communities in the Willamette Valley. During summer 2023, El Sonido de la Ciencia (The Sound of Science) has aspired to reach audiences and communities frequently ignored and marginalized by mainstream

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FIND SUPPORT

Get advise, counseling, guidance, and tools to help you succeed and thrive at the University of Oregon.

Advising & Counseling »  Recommended individuals for Latinx students

Resources »  Guides, community services, networks, and more

 

Advising & Counseling

The CMAE's mission is to promote student retention and persistence for historically underrepresented and underserved populations. They develop and implement programs and services that support retention, academic excellence, and success at the UO and beyond.
Multicultural Academic Counselor & Latine/Chicane Retention Specialist (ixchel@uoregon.edu): Ixchel Verdugo (she/her/ella) is the Multicultural Academic Counselor & Latine/Chicane Retention Specialist.
Major and departmental advising are available for all students. In addition to advising in your major, many students also connect other specialized advising programs at UO.

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Resources

UO Dreamers webpage with resources for dreamers
Centro Latino Americano nonprofit offering community services
UO Latinx Guide | guidebook by CMAE for Latinx students
Lanzate Travel Awards Program | funding for travel, apply by April 26

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GET INVOLVED

Find different ways to engage with Latinx communities at the university – join clubs, discover and support organizations, attend events, and more.

Clubs & Organizations »  Find subgroups within the Latinx UO community

Communities »  Supportive groups and networking opportunities

Events »  Engage in exciting, insightful, and cultural events

Clubs & Organizations

Patos Para Prosperidad is a dedicated group of Latinx alumni eager to support students with professional development, educational opportunities, mentorship and the like. 
UO Fandangueros is a student-led Mariachi Ensemble at the University of Oregon.
Founded in 2021 by two public relations majors, Unidos is the UO student chapter of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA).

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Communities

UO Patos | diverse culture & tradition from Latinx members at UO 
Patos Alumni Network | network for current and past Latinx Ducks 
Oregon Folklife Network connect with cultural experts
Latinx Studies Night at the Museum annual event at the JSMA


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Events

Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic
May27
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic May 27 Global Scholars Hall
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic
May27
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic May 27 Global Scholars Hall
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic
May27
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic May 27 Global Scholars Hall
Speaker Series: Mafias and the Cultures of Narcotraffic
May29
Speaker Series: Mafias and the Cultures of Narcotraffic May 29 Fenton Hall
Yuri Herrera. Speaker Series. Mafia: The Cultures of Narcotraffic.
May29
Yuri Herrera. Speaker Series. Mafia: The Cultures of Narcotraffic. May 29 Fenton Hall
Latinx Studies Mixer and Undergrad Awards Ceremony
May31
Latinx Studies Mixer and Undergrad Awards Ceremony May 31 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic
Jun3
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic Jun 3 Global Scholars Hall
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic
Jun3
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic Jun 3 Global Scholars Hall
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic
Jun3
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic Jun 3 Global Scholars Hall
Sabor y Saber: Learn about the Latinx Community at UO
Jun4
Sabor y Saber: Learn about the Latinx Community at UO Jun 4 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)

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CONNECT

Feel connected or get in contact with other Latinx leaders and community members at the University of Oregon.

Stories »  Read exciting stories of UO Latinx individuals and groups

Committees »  Meet the committees that push Latinx initiatives at UO 

Leaders »  Meet UO Latinx leaders on campus

 

Stories

Her experience and ideas make alumna Itzel Chávez Gómez the bridge to higher ed for Latinas in Oregon.
“Her work ethic is amazing,” said Tan Perkins, ASUO chief of staff. “She’s the person that’s out there tabling and is like ‘Hey, there’s too many people behind the table. Get out there,’ and then she goes out there, too.”
The University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences is adding six Latinx studies tenure-track faculty members in several departments as part of a cluster hire.

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Committees

Latinx Strategies Group | improving educational equity among Latinx students 
Latinx Academic Residential Community | promoting a positive space at UO 
Visioning and Steering Committee | making the Latinx Studies program a reality 
UO Dreamers Working Group | improving the experiences of Dreamers students at UO

Leaders

chris chavez

Director of Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) 
cchavez4@uoregon.edu

Lynn Stephen

Professor of Anthropology, Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) Executive Board 
stephenl@uoregon.edu

laura pulido

Professor in Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies (IRES) 
lpulido@uoregon.edu

ed wolf

Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology, Interim Head for Latin American Studies, Faculty Advisor with the Latinx Male Alliance and UO Fandangueros (Mariachi) 
ewolf2@uoregon.edu

adriana miramontes

Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American and Caribbean Art, JSMA 
adriana1@uoregon.edu

audrey lucero

Associate Professor and Director of UO Latinx Studies program 
CLLAS, College of Education, Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education, IRES 
alucero@uoregon.edu

renee delgado-riley

Director of Assessment and Research in Student Life 
reneedr@uoregon.edu

sophia olivares

Student Journalism, Associated Students of University of Oregon, Programs Finance Committee, MEChA

justine carpenter

Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Multicultural and Identity-based Support Services 
justcarp@uoregon.edu

rosa chavez

Director of the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence 
541-346-2848

janice daniels

Digital Engagement Specialist, Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies 
janiced@uoregon.edu


 

Ixchel Verdugo

Multicultural Academic Counselor & Latine/Chicane Retention Specialist 
ixchel@uoregon.edu

Ernesto Martinez

Associate Professor and Head of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies (IRES)

Nora Fandino

TRIO Advisor

Raoul Lievanos

Associate Professor of Sociology and IRES Graduate Faculty

Jose Melendez

Assistant Professor, Planning Public Policy and Management

Jose Cortez

Assistant Professor of English

Jessica Vasquez Tokos

Professor of Sociology

Yvette Saavedra

Associate Professor in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and IRES Graduate Faculty

Isabel Millan

Assistant Professor, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and IRES Graduate Faculty

Gabriela Martinez

Professor, Journalism and Communication; Head, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Julie Weise

Associate Professor of History

Lorena Landeros

Assistant Advisor, Office of Advising and Student Experience in the Lundquist College of Business

Sarah Lambert

Academic and Career Advisor, Tykeson

Arturo Zavala

Associate Director of Academic Advising, College of Design

Sonia Gordillo

Health Professions and Academic and Career Advisor, Tykeson

Lucy Rojas Henderson

Academic and Career Advisor, Tykeson

Briselda Molina

Career and Academic Advisor, SOJC

Karla Perez-Young

Academic Advisor, Lundquist College of Business

Luis Ruiz

Assistant Director for Student Success and Analytics, GEO Study Abroad

Michelle Garibay

Academic Advisor, College of Design

Sergio Loza

Assistant Professor and Director of Spanish Heritage Language Program, Romance Languages

Heather Quarles

Senior Instructor I of Spanish, Romance Languages

Kelly Leon Howarth

Instructor, Romance Languages

Alex Zunterstein

Senior Instructor II of Spanish, Romance Languages

Bethany Runsten

Academic and Career Advisor, Tykeson

Crystal Leal

Advisor, Pathway Oregon

Mariah Helm

Career Readiness Coach and Peer Coach Coordinator, University Career Center

Dinorah Ortiz

Career Readiness Coach and Peer Coach Coordinator, University Career Center

Gerard Sandoval

Professor, Planning, Public Policy and Management; President, University of Oregon Senate

Catalina de Onís

Core Faculty, Clark Honors College

Lucas Silva

Philip H. Knight Chair and Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology Biology, Environmental Studies

Sarah Wald

Associate Professor of English and Environmental Studies, IRES Graduate Faculty

Ana Lara

Associate Professor of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and IRES Graduate Faculty

Cecilia Enjuto Rangel

Associate Professor, Romance Languages

Gabriela Perez Baez

Associate Professor, Linguistics