The Chicano/Latino Studies (CLS) Program promotes research and education across disciplines on the histories and the cultures of Chicanas/Chicanos and Latinas/Latinos.
It focuses on the historical, cultural, and social contributions of the diverse indo-afro-hispano citizens of the United States over the last 500 years as well as the status and conditions of ethnic minorities and emerging populations in the United States.
The CLS program coordinates the Ph.D. program in Chicano/Latino Studies and the undergraduate specialization in Chicano/Latino Studies.
The program also oversees curriculum development; mentors and advises students; and promotes close faculty, staff, and student relations. In addition, it sponsors academic and cultural activities for the university and the larger community.