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About Us / Acerca de Nosotros

The Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute at Seton Hall University is dedicated to empowering Latino students to fulfill their potential to be servant leaders through education, scholarship, mentorship, critical thinking and cultural programs. Our goal is to inspire, educate and empower Seton Hall University student to become the next great generation of Latino leaders in a global community.

It was created through a generous gift from our benefactors Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Carmen Ana Unanue. It 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. Now, the Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute focuses on fulfilling two intertwined missions of service and scholarship.

Programming: We host and co-sponsor cultural programs that bring renowned scholars and professionals to campus, with particular emphasis on the arts, sciences and business.

Mentorship: Through our Exito Mentorship Program, the Institute pairs select students with successful Seton Hall alumni, enabling the creation of professional relationships and future opportunities upon the student’s graduation.

Scholarship: The Institute offers three scholarships, available to any students who demonstrates an appreciation of the Latino culture and is actively involved with the Institute. Our scholarships are: The Joe & Carmen Ana Student Scholarship, The Lider Award and the Perla’s Leadership Award. The forms are available either at the Financial Aid office, the Institute’s office in Fahy Hall 246 or online.

Community Service Initiative: A key component of the Institute’s mission is to create servant leaders; we believe our students should give back to their community. Our scholars and volunteers actively participate in the Institute’s community initiatives, including service for La Casa de Don Pedro and Seton Hall’s own Service on Saturdays (SOS).

Work-Study & Graduate Assistant Program: Throughout the summer and academic year, the Latino Institute employs a team of undergraduate, work-study students (some of the brightest and best on-campus) and a Graduate Assistant. The team works together to carry out of the mission of the Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute. Available positions are listed in the employment section of Seton Hall University’s website. 

For more information, including and donations and sponsorship opportunities, please contact us! 

Denisse Oller, Executive Director
e-mail - ollerden@shu.edu

Ana Campoverde, Graduate Assistant
Phone - 973-761-9422
e-mail - campovan@shu.edu

Don’t forget you can always stop by and visit us in Fahy Hall 246!

Contact Us

Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute
(973) 761-9422
Fax (973) 275-2217
latinoinstitute@shu.edu
Fahy Hall Rm. 246

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