Welcome to the Center for Latino Arts and Culture (CLAC) at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey!Center entrace

The CLAC is dedicated to building a creative space where the Rutgers community can discover and critically explore what it means to be Latino/a in the United States.

Our programs and services use the arts and culture as the impetus for educational change.  Every year, we work with students in ways that enhance student leadership and organizational capacity, raise awareness about Latino arts and culture, and build bridges of understanding across difference.

We strongly believe in providing a supportive environment where a person’s identity and expression are respected and valued. We are strongly committed to multicultural education, diversity, and bias prevention, and welcome ideas for programs that promote social justice and positive inter-group relations.

Please feel free to visit the CLAC and meet with me and members of our staff.


Carlos Fernandez, Ph.D