Culture and the Arts Groups

Celebrating Latinx Arts & Works

We are an organization aimed at uniting Latinx students with a special interest in Art including but not limited to: fashion, photography, film, modeling, acting, dance, writing, etc.

At its core, CLAW functions as a network among young up and coming artists pursuing careers in the art field. As a whole, CLAW is a movement made to awaken our inner creator within a safe space where we can uplift each other in fields previously limited to Latinx folks.

CLAW aims to be a movement that connects fellow Latinx artists with one another to push for a collective artistic revolution. This movement is rooted in pride for our home countries and ancient histories that make us who we are today. We acknowledge our beauty that is often times neglected to the masses. It is our mission to build towards this representation to reclaim our Home.

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Latino American Student Organization

The Latin American Student Organization is a non-profit organization at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Our objectives are to:

  1. Unify and organize the Latino community.
  1. Educate about the Latino cultures in the Caribbean, Central, and South America.
  1. Oppose any injustices directed against the Latino community as a whole or to its individual members.
  1. Increase the recruitment and retention of Latinos at Rutgers.
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Latin American Womxn's Organization

The Mission of Latin American Womxn’s Organization is to: Create a coalition and support system for the advancement and empowerment of all women; to enhance the richness and diversity of the women on the Rutgers campus and to establish networks with all women’s organization.

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LLEGO: The LGBTQQIA People of Color Union at Rutgers

LLEGO was founded in 1997. The organization examines social, economic, political and educational issues based on ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity which affect the lives and well being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and ally students of color.  Additionally, LLEGO offers LGBTQQIA students of all colors a forum to advocate for themselves and others through positive and provocative programming.  Above all, LLEGO prides itself in being a small, close-knit community that serves as a family for any and all people of the LGBTQQIA community.    

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Rutgers Union Estudiantil Puertorriqueña

The mission of this organization shall be to develop and strengthen the social, cultural, and political consciousness of Puerto Rican issues throughout the Rutgers University community and the community at large. Through our events, we shall educate the community about the Puerto Rican culture and identity. We also collaborate with other Latino-based organizations on programs that educate the community about the larger Latino community.

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Sociedad Estudiantil Dominicana

This organization shall promote, preserve, and advance Dominican and Latin Culture amongst the Rutgers community. Our goal is to promote academic excellence, service to the community, and cultural awareness of Dominican students at Rutgers University.

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Society of Latin American Men

The Society for Latin American Men (SLAM) will promote academic excellence, political and cultural awareness through addressing the obstacles that face Latino men both in college and at all ages. This organization will strive to be a support system dedicated to the betterment of Latinos. SLAM will promote the characteristics and goals of family, honor, respect, and success through various programming, community service, and social events. SLAM’s main purpose is to encourage retention and promotion of Latino men at Rutgers University.

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Living Learning Communities
Rutgers provides residential options for students wishing to further linguistic and cultural interests.
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