Student Resources

Dolores Huerta and César Chávez Community Room ~ CLS Academic Resource Center (ARC)

Dancing in the ARCThe ARC is a colorful place where you can relax, do homework, or simply gather to build an academic community with other CLS students. The lounge offers access to desktop computers with internet access, printing, a scanner, and snacks.  An academic community and connection awaits you! The murals on the walls of the ARC were painted in 2000 by students under the guidance of artist Deborah Kuetzpal Vasquez with assistance from Malaquias Montoya.  Vasquez received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin that same year and served as a lecturer for the CLS Program.  She is now an Associate Professor of Visual Art at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.

Summer 2021 Hours:  Closed to the public.  We will re-open public spaces during the Fall semester.

Location: 338W Ingraham Hall

CLS Library


Student in CLS LibraryOrganized in 2005, The Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program library offers materials related to Chican@ and Latin@ Studies. Our collection includes an ever-expanding number of books and movies.  A collection of MCAT preparation materials belonging to the P.A.L.M.A. organization is also available for checkout in the Library.

Summer hours:  Closed to the Public.

Patrons may request materials by contacting the Program.

Location: 313 Ingraham Hall


A printer, and small reading area is available for CLS students in the library.  PC Laptop computers are available for checkout. A copy center is located across the street in the Social Sciences Building.


Books may be checked out for 1 week. DVD videos may be checked out for 1 week by faculty or 2 days by students. Our materials are not available for inter-library loan.  Patrons may return CLS library books to any UW Libraries drop-off location.  Videos should be returned directly to the CLS Library.

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Movie List

Note: Some of the films in the CLS Library are also available in streaming format to patrons with UW NetID through the PBS Video, Academic Video Online, and Kanopy databases.

CHILACSA (The Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Certificate Students Association)

ChiLaCSA LogoWe are an academic association that is affiliated with the Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program. ChiLaCSA serves as the certificate student’s voice in the decision-making process in the Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program, and we promote academic and cultural events focused on Chicano/a and Latino/a heritage. ChiLaCSA is open to all students who are interested in learning more about Chicana/o and Latina/o culture and traditions. We have members who serve and vote on the Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Curriculum Committee and the Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Student-Faculty Liaison Committee and who participate in a multitude of community service events. To be a voting member you must be a student who is a declared Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Certificate candidate. For additional information please contact Advisor Rachelle Eilers.

ChiLaCSA Bylaws