MSU Denver

52nd Anniversary of the Department of Chicana/o Studies

Join the Department of Chicana/o Studies on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 as they celebrate 52 years!

The day’s activities will include a welcome and lunch, a Chairs’ Plática featuring current Chair, Dr. Adriana Nieto and former chairs Dr. Ramon Del Castillo, Dr. Luis Torres, Dr. Irene Blea and an alumni panel. The event will conclude with an evening fiesta and scholarship fundraiser.

Do you have any memorabilia or personal archives from your time with Chicano/a Studies? We will be displaying memorabilia and personal archives from your time with Chicano/a Studies, please bring items to display and share.

All activities are scheduled in St. Cajetans. All MSU Denver students, staff and faculty, community members, and alumni are invited to attend. Lunch and dinner will be provided. Register for one or all activities.

Learn more about the activities and register for the 52nd Anniversary Celebration

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Torn between your desire for a quality, broad based liberal arts education and your commitment to social justice?

Here’s a degree that provides both! Born out of the civil-rights movement, the Department of Chicana/o Studies at MSU Denver is rooted in community and offers degrees you can’t get anywhere else in Colorado. Through our degrees, you’ll have access to a rich selection of events and internships to enhance your professional career. We’ll take you on an immersive journey through history to discover Chicana/o culture and examine the impact it has had in today’s society.   

As a Chicana/o Studies major, you’ll also dissect many of the problems that Latina/o communities face in these tumultuous times and come up with practical solutions. Students at Denver’s South, West and North High Schools can enroll concurrently to get a head start on their college careers. Your experiences outside the classroom will help you develop a deep sense of community and give you an intimate view of where and how you can help effectively. Our program is rooted in social justice, and we’re proud to share the same core values as MSU Denver’s leadership.  

A degree in this social science provides you with an intellectual and professional foundation to succeed in any career path. A concentration in Cultural Studies pairs well with art-related fields, and a teaching licensure will help get your foot in the door if you want to teach. Our grads have also been accepted into graduate programs and law schools throughout the country. No matter what road you choose to run, the Department of Chicana/o Studies at MSU Denver is a great place to start your marathon.

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Chicana/o Studies Contact Information

Campus Location

Rectory Building, 1156 9th Street, Denver, CO 80217

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM.

Friday: By appointment and remote.





Mailing Address

Department of Chicana/o Studies
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Campus Box 41
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO