Our Mission

Upcoming Events
The mission of Princeton University's Chicano Caucus is to provide social and academic support to undergraduate students of Latino heritage. Originally organized around students of Mexican-American descent, the Caucus has broadened its membership as the Latino student population became more diverse and welcomes members from all national orgins and racial groups to include the full range of voices and experiences represented on campus.

January 13 Elections
8 pm Frist

January 17- Deans Date


Congratulations to the 2012-2013 Chicano Caucus Board!

President: David Munguia '14
Vice-President: Estela Diaz '14
Treasurer: Grecia Rivas '13
Secretary: Melinda Herrera '13
Social Chair: Joan Fernandez '15
Freshman Liaison: Yessica Martinez '15

On behalf of the 2011-2012 Chicano Caucus Board, Thank You for a great year. It has been our pleasure serving as Latino leaders and Caucus officers.Best of luck to the new board!!

Good luck on Dean's Date Papers and Finals!

Best Wishes,
~2011-2012 Chicano Caucus Board

ECCSF: Incorporating Latinos In America: Redefining Citizenship

The ECCSF (East Coast Chicano/a Student Forum) Spring Conference is right around the corner!
We still need students to host ECCSF participants and help us out throughout the conference (Friday afternoon through Sunday morning).

To REGISTER for the Spring ECCSF Conference and/or sign up to volunteer/host, please fill out the following survey: Sign Up

If you'd like to volunteer, please follow the example and let us know your availabilities through the survey below: Volunteer

If you have any questions please contact our ECCSF Planning Committee Co-chairs
Norma A López Campos nlopez@princeton.edu
Manuel Pérez manuelp@princeton.edu

Prefrosh Weekend Events!!!

Come meet prefrosh at the many events that we will be holding on the two Princeton Preview Weekends!!
First Week: April 8
12pm-3pm: Join us for the open house at Campus Club Taproom. We'll have food and drinks!
10 pm - 1 am: RITMO LATINO!!! Come dance the night away with us at Colonial
Second Week: April 15
12pm-3pm: Join us for the open house at Campus Club Taproom. We'll have food and drinks!
8 pm - 10 pm: Tiempo de Jugar!!!

"Detrás del sombrero" Ballet Folklórico de Princeton

Ballet Folklórico de Princeton's 9th annual show, "Detrás del Sombrero" (behind the hat) seeks to pay tribute to the real Mexico, which is often masked behind layers of prejudice and misconception. We will showcase the vibrant culture that defines Mexico and that Ballet Folklórico here at Princeton has worked hard to maintain and share for 20 years. Ballet Folklórico will be showcasing the regions of Veracruz, Huasteca Veracruzana, Jalisco, Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur, Guerrero and Colima. "Detrás del Sombrero" takes the audience on a journey to discover the true colors of Mexico through the dances of the diverse regions that constitute this proud nation.

Frist Campus Center Film and Performance Theater
Friday April 1st at 9:30 pm and Saturday April 2 at 7 pm.
You can pick up your tickets at Frist for only $8.00. Student events eligible!

Latino Graduation

Latino Graduation is an event that celebrates the achievement of graduating seniors and graduate students involved in the Princeton Latino community in the company of their families. The celebration starts with a buffet-style dinner and is followed by speakers and entertainment. The celebration concludes as stoles are presented to each graduating student. This year's ceremony will take place after Baccalaureate on evening of May 29th.

Seniors interested in participating in this year's ceremony MUST email caucus@princeton.edu or icastell@princeton.edu by Sunday, February 20th.

Día de la Bandera Study Break

We are very excited to invite you to the first study break of the semester! Please join us in this fun celebration of the Mexican flag in Campus Club from 7-9pm.

Hello Everyone!!

On behalf of the new board, we would like to thank you all for trusting us to lead Chicano Caucus and giving us the opportunity to serve you in what promises to be an amazing year ahead. We are very eager to continue to build upon all of the wonderful work of the old board, and we thank them for their dedicated service.

There are many exciting things to look forward to this upcoming semester: hosting the Spring ECCSF Conference and bringing students from all over the east coast together to discuss issues relevant to our communities, meeting and helping recruit admitted students during Princeton Preview weekends, a Latino Graduation for our seniors, as well as the study breaks and events that regularly bring us together.

Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions, suggestions, or comments. We are here for you.

Good luck with any remaining finals and have a wonderful intersession!! Since we know many of you will remain on campus during intersession, we are hoping to organize a small get-together to just hang out. Please reply to caucus@princeton.edu if you are interested in hearing about these plans.

Ivana Castellanos and Angel Araiza

Congratulations to the 2011-2012 Chicano Caucus Board!

President: Ivana Castellanos
Vice-President: Angel Araiza
Treasurer: Ubaldo Escalante
Web Chair: Yayoi Teramoto
Secretary: Grecia Rivas
Social Chair/Historian: Aseneth Garza
Freshman Liaisons: Cuauhtemoc Ocampo, David Munguia, Julie Sanchez, and Salvador Martinez.

On behalf of the 2010-2011 Chicano Caucus Board, Thank You for a great year. It has been our pleasure serving as Latino leaders and Caucus officers. We have had a great time planning events; we certainly hope you enjoyed them. Best of luck to the new board!!

Good luck on Dean's Date Papers and Finals!

Best Wishes,
~2010-2011 Chicano Caucus Board

LGSA Mentoring Program

The Latino Graduate Students Association (LGSA) is interested in partnering graduate students from all disciplines with undergraduates who want guidance through job searches, graduate school applications, career choices, or life in general. If you are interested in this opportunity, e-mail dortega@princeton.edu with your major, career interest, and any particular topics that you want to cover with your LGSA mentor.

Winter 2010 ECCSF Conference

Over the weekend of February 5-7th, 13 representatives from Princeton's Chicano Caucus attended this year's Winter ECCSF (East Coast Chicano/a Students Forum) Conference. Hosted by Harvard University's RAZA, the conference's topic was "Cuentos y Cultura: Increasing Access to Culturally Relevant Literature and Arts." We had the opportunity to meet many people from universities all over the east coast and were able to take a picture with Rosa Rios, Treasurer of the United States. Thank you, Harvard's RAZA, for a wonderful time!

UPDATE: We are proud of inform you that we won the bid to host the Spring 2011 ECCSF Conference. Please e-mail caucus@princeton.edu if you are interested in helping to organize this huge event. We need all the help we can get!

Recommended Courses For Next Semester

LAO 200 / LAS 336 - Latinos in American Life and Culture

This course will consider how Hispanics are transforming the United States even as they evolve as a people. Topics to be examined include the social and cultural significance of Hispanicity as an ethnic category, whether Hispanics are redrawing color lines, the implications of the unprecedented geographic dispersal of Latinos, and what the burgeoning second generation portends for the future contours of social and economic inequality, future political influence, and their myriad cultural imprints through music, literature and bilingualism.

NEW! Latino Studies Program

We Are Collecting Pictures for the Website!

Caucus is collecting pictures for the website! Have something to go in our photo album?

E-mail princetoncaucus@gmail.com