The Primary Mission of the Chicano Studies Program is:
create a high quality teaching, research, and service program that makes
available to students, the university community, the people of Wyoming,
and the broader national audience substantive knowledge about the
historical cultural, political, and socioeconomic development of
Chicanas/os are primarily of Mexican origin and make up the largest Latino ethnic group in the United States and Wyoming.
courses are designed to comparatively examine the historical and
contemporary maintenance of the Mexican and Latino diasporas since their
pre-Columbian, indigenous origins.
Chicano Studies is an indispensable academic discipline for all Research 1 or 11 institutions.
The goals of the Chicano Studies Program are:
education regarding the history, culture, and contemporary status of
Chicanos by offering significant, quality courses on a consistent basis.
- Serve educational need of the Mexican American population in the state
and region by supporting and sponsoring student events which promote and
affirm a robust Chicano identity.
- Disseminate information about Mexican American, Latina/o experience by
participating in local, state, and national forums for scholarly work.
- Enhance student recruitment at the University of Wyoming by supporting
and participating in activities (in schools and at the university) and
mentorships focused on Chicana/o student experiences and pathways to
- Advance and support research and other scholarly activities by
generating new knowledge and perspectives regarding the Chicana/o
- Build partnership at the University of Wyoming and throughout the state
by connecting with departments, colleges, local, and state wide
organizations and communities.