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.

Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Spanish classes designed for heritage speakers who would like to improve their language skills. This course is designed specifically for students that identify as Latinx/Hispanic with none or some oral proficiency but little or no formal training in the language.

Hiking Trips

Explore beautiful NC while building community through group hiking. Every group hike is a learning experience, and you can change your self-perception, improve your physical abilities, improve your mental and physical health. Join us and explore the outdoors with other people. All levels are welcome.

Social Gatherings

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.