El Centro After 5
El Centro extended its hours on February 2017, from 5:00pm-9:00pm, Monday to Thursday; to serve as a Resource Center for Elon’s Latinx/Hispanic Community. “El Centro After 5” provides services and programs that support the collegiate experience of our Latinx/Hispanic students, while sharing and educating the rest of the community on the culture of the Latinx/Hispanic population in the US and abroad.
The mission of El Centro After 5 is to promote a welcoming and dynamic atmosphere through the development of educational, cultural, socio-political and social programs that lead to greater recruitment, retention, advancement, and empowerment of Latinx/Hispanic students.
The CREDE and El Centro seek to meet the needs of our ever-changing student population through advising, outreach, referrals, and collaborative initiatives. We offer a variety of programs that range in focus. Whether it is simply a social, an educational, a cultural program, or a professional networking event, our vibrant mix of programs is aimed to unite, strengthen, and celebrate Elon’s Latinx/Hispanic community.
Programs for Latinx/Hispanic students include:
Café con Leche Conversations
This is an open monthly gathering of Latinx/Hispanic students to meet each other and discuss informally what college life at Elon is like for them. This forum is a safe space to learn from each other and help create a system at Elon that not only will support you while you are here, but will also provide the tools you need to succeed at Elon and beyond.
Latinx/Hispanic students plan different events throughout the year. Whether it is hiking, rock climbing, dancing, watching a movie, or just hanging out, these events provide an enjoyable atmosphere conducive to positive social interaction.