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Annual CLSSC Events
Listed below are our signature annual events. For a more accurate listing of events
offered each semester, students can are encouraged to subscribe to our e-newletter,
¡OJO! The newsletter goes out every week during the academic year. Our Instagram account
is another great location to receive up-to-date information on events.
Latinx Heritage Month (September 15-October 15)
SJSU celebrates Latinx Heritage Month each fall by offering an array of programs and
events that bring awareness to the diverse and rich cultures, histories, traditions,
contributions and resilience of Latinx/a/o/ communities around the world. In collaboration
with various campus departments and student organizations, programs that are offered
• Celebrating Latinx/a/o culture, history, and heroes
• Challenging deficit, racist, and discriminatory narratives about Latinx/a/o communities
• Highlighting Latinx/a/o community movements, organizations, and/or individuals who
are leading the fight for racial and social justice
La Bienvenida-Fall Welcome (Fall Only)
In direct collaboration with SJSU Chicanx/Latinx student organizations, academic departments,
and student support services, Centro welcomes incoming and returning students to the
new academic year at SJSU. We celebrate and recognize the hard work students dedicated
to arrive and excel at SJSU, and we connect them to various SJSU community members
committed to Latinx student success. We celebrate this moment as a community with
food and performances.
Academic Resilience Workshop Series (Fall Only)
This workshop series, facilitated by Centro's Faculty Fellows, provides students with
tangible strategies for achieving academic success. Students are introduced to the
broader framework that encourages them to define “success” in ways they find personally
meaningful. Each session is intentionally designed to be interactive to allow the
opportunity for community-building and help students be aware that they are not alone
in navigating academia.
Chicanx/ Latinx Student Leadership Retreat (Fall Only)
The primary goal of the SLR is to build a culturally-relevant academic community for
Chicanx/Latinx student success at SJSU. The SLR provides students with identity development,
specifically focused on critical facets of their non-student identities (ethnic, racial,
cultural, familial), in order to address the institutional barriers encountered on
the path towards degree completion. The SLR team works closely with student participants
to emphasize emotional clarity, growth and intelligence, along with leadership development
and empowerment toward action.
Student & Faculty Dinner (Fall Only)
To facilitate the building of positive and healthy working relationships between students
and faculty (professors), students and faculty enjoy a meal together and engage in
meaningful dialogue that helps them have a better understanding of each others’ lived
experiences. Through these connections, students walk away knowing more students and
faculty in their majors who can support them, having insights on how to achieve their
personal and academic aspirations, and feeling more confident in expressing their
needs and interests to professors.
Latinx Speaker Series (Spring Only)
This interactive series aims to empower students by connecting them to SJSU alumni
and local community members who have overcome challenging barriers and strive to help
their community. Speakers share their culturally relevant stories with students and
focus on a variety of topics. All students are welcome to attend.