For some, being Latinx is a central aspect of who they are while others may find other
identities are more salient (e.g. race, religion, immigration status, social class,
sexual orientation, etc.). Latinx is a term primarily used in the United States and
encompasses a broad variety of cultural backgrounds and nationalities. Therefore the
experiences of members of this heterogeneous community vary widely.
Some of the unique experiences of Latinx students include:
- Holding U.S. American values/customs as well Latin American cultural values
- Skills as bilingual and/or bicultural individuals
- Understanding one’s Latinx identity in a predominantly White institution (PWI)
- Having fewer Latinx role models in positions of power
- Stereotypes or assumptions about the Latinx community
- Being a first generation college student or citizen
- Distress resulting from experiences of discrimination and/or prejudice
Clinicians at the Counseling Center recognize the importance of cultural identities and
their impact on your mental well-being. They can therefore be a great resource.
Below we outline a variety of other resources, both on and off-campus, that can support
you through these experiences.
University Union, Room 313
The Center for Student Diversity supports the access and academic success of historically
under-represented groups through programs and services that enhance the student experience.
Joel Bolling is the Senior Director of the Center and leads the Latina/o/x Student
7800 York road, Suite 206
Contact the Career Center for resources and assistance with choosing a major, making
career decisions, and developing connections to the world of work.
The Academic Achievement Center is a full-service learning center designed to assist
students achieve their academic goals. The center offers tutoring, workshops, academic
coaching, and placement testing.
Ward & West
For support and/or mental health services call or visit the Towson University Counseling
A group of passionate, community-conscious people working to organize, advocate for,
and expand opportunities for Latino and immigrant people in the state of Maryland.
"We envision a future where we stand in our own power, our families live free from
discrimination and fear, and our diverse communities thrive as we work with our partners
to achieve full human rights for all."
CASA de Maryland has community centers across Maryland. Find one near you today!
Salud es Vida Bilingual health Hotline - 301-270-8432
8AM - 8 PM, Monday-Friday
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