About Us / Acerca de Nosotros
Seton Hall University is the premier site for Latino Studies in the tri-state area through the creation of the Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute and the expanded undergraduate minor and major program, Latin America and Latino/Latina Studies (LALS).
The Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute, created through a generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Unanue, aims to provide a space for dialogue, to encourage research and the study of the Latino experience. The Institute works with a particular emphasis on the arts, sciences and business.The Institute was built on a rich legacy of service to the Seton Hall Latino community started by the Puerto Rican Institute, founded in the early 1970’s. It seeks to fulfill two intertwined missions of service and scholarship.
The Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute sponsors co-curricular activities, programs and events with a focus on the Latino experience and culture, as well as supports Latino student organizations on campus by collaborating with, advising and publicizing their programs. The Institute provides students with mentoring and various supports, including work study, study abroad and internship opportunities as well as academic/financial scholarships.
In connection with the LALS Program, the Latino Institute offers a wide range of cultural programming. The interdisciplinary LALS major and minor combine our assets in the areas of modern languages, sociology, anthropology, religious studies, history, and political science.
For information and donations visit academic.shu.edu/latinoinstitute, call (973) 761-9422, or contact Ms. Denisse Oller at email@example.com.