• Welcome to your home away from home.

    Be part of the Latinx/a/o community on campus at UConn’s Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center, where you’ll connect with your roots, with your peers, and with the leader you’re meant to become.

    Discover connection. Discover your heritage. Discover yourself.

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About the Puerto Rican / Latin American Cultural Center

PRLACC is a vibrant cultural center open to all students, faculty, staff, and community members interested in promoting awareness, appreciation, and understanding of Latinx/a/o issues and the rich diversity of Latinx/a/o individuals and Latin American cultures. Whether using our physical space to learn, study, relax, or visit with friends; immersing oneself in an aspect of Latinx/a/o culture at one of our events; or taking advantage of resources like our mentoring programs and student organizations, people find they can be themselves at PRLACC, just as they would at home.

History of PRLACC

The Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center arose from the struggle for civil rights and economic justice that found many U.S. campuses and cities in turmoil during the 1960s. At the University of Connecticut, issues such as racism, inequality, and access to education and employment were addressed by many student groups and concerned individuals. PRLACC Timeline

Events

  1. Sep 28 LxSLC x CCD Council Meeting #25:00pm
  2. Oct 6 Illuminating The Path7:00pm
  3. Oct 18 METAS Welcome Bonfire 7:00pm

PRLACC Is Home

Wonderful stories from our Latinx students at the University of Connecticut and the impact PRLACC has had on their sense of belonging.

PRLACC really was a support system for me. A place where I did a lot of self growth, self reflection.

@uconnprlacc

Happy Latinx Heritage Month! This month we celebrate and acknowledge the contributions made by Hispanic and Latinx people from September 15th to October 15th!

We’ve been working to be able to have many events this month and we are excited to be able to do so! Please joins us as our first event starts today from 3-5 in the PRLACC Program room, we’re having our open house! Please stop by, we’d love to see everyone! <3
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Event details and (free) tickets can be obtained by visiting jorgensen.uconn.edu. Door prizes are also given away at the event, so come get your PRLACC swags! ...

Hi everyone!

We’re sending out the Homecoming form one more time, just to get a clear head count of people that are interested. Even if you’ve filled out the form before please do it again, we’ve added additional questions and made a couple of modifications. The link is in our bio <3.
We will send an email after with updates, thank you !
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Hi everyone!

Just letting everyone know that these are our hours for the first couple weeks of the semester! We will be extending our hours at a later date though!

Welcome back huskies!
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Hello everyone!

PRLACC is looking to hire undergrad students to join our staff this academic year. The position duties and tasks are included in the application form. Please complete and submit the form in our bio if you are interested in this employment opportunity at PRLACC. Please email jennifer.morenus@uconn.edu if you any questions or concerns.
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Happy Monday!

We hope everyone’s summer is going amazing! We just wanted to remind you all of the LxSLC retreat. The deadline to RSVP is this Friday. This event is mandatory for our E-Board members, so fill out the google form attached in our bio as soon as possible !

If there are any questions, concerns, comments, please feel free to contact us!
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Yesterday we celebrated Fany’s 10th year being the director for the center. On July 16th, 2012 Fany begun her journey at the Puerto Rican/ Latin American Cultural Center. Through those years she has influenced every person that has walked through her doors. Giving her time to give us advice, hugs and chisme. We love you Fany!!! 💖

We are also excited to welcome our new Graduate Assistant Ulises. We are looking forward to work with you this academic year 😊
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Dance the night away! Tickets at jorgensen.uconn.edu. ...

🌟 PRLACC FINALS WEEK HOURS 🌟
Hello, prlaccians! These will be PRLACCs operating hours next week. Please, take advantage of these extended hours and space to study 🙂
💜 Good Luck on finals! 💜
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come out on Friday, April 29th!🥳 ...

Hello everyone ! I’m Kelly Ruesta and I’m a returning LxSLC coordinator! I’m excited to continue working with everyone ☺️

Pronouns: She/her/ella
Hometown: Chorrillos, Peru
Year: Sophomore
Major: Individualized Major: Health Disparities among Marginalized Groups
Ethnicity: Peruvian 🇵🇪
Fun Fact: I'm afraid of birds, big or small
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The Latinx Student Leadership Council, LxSLC, was created to establish a sense of belonging to students and graduates by providing social, educational, and political programs.

Our mission is to enrich the lives of students at the University of Connecticut through education and programming about Latino/a Caribbean, Latin American, mixed heritage, and multicultural identities.
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Hi everyone! I’m Amy Contreras and I’m super excited to be a new LxSLC coordinator ! <3 can’t wait to work with everyone 🥰

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown: Norwich, CT
Year: Freshman
Major: Pre-Teaching Biology
Minor: Latino Studies
Ethnicity: Peruvian 🇵🇪
Fun Fact: Gotten lost in 4 buildings in Storrs campus
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💥🎊NEW EVENT ALERT🎉✨
Join HUSKY 4 Immigrant campaign in the fight for healthcare for the immigrant community! Create and design posters alongside C4D for their May Rally!💪🙌 When? Wednesday, April 20th @ 5 PM🎉 Register link in our Bio
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