El Centro Chicano
USC Student Affairs

Latino Floor: El Sol y La Luna Special Interest Community

Created in 1974-75, the Latino Floor residential program is an opportunity offered to first year students looking to connect with other students with similar interests and/or cultural backgrounds. The goal of the Latino floor is to create and promote a positive, supportive atmosphere that eases the transition of freshmen Latino students into USC life and empowers them to become prominent campus leaders. Also, the floor is open to all students interested in learning more about the Chicano/Latino culture. This past year marked 40 Years of the Latino Floor, USC El Centro Chicano and Residential Education hosted the Latino Floor 40th Anniversary Celebration highlighted by former and current residents speaking about their amazing experience: LF 40th Anniversary Legacy Video.

Latino Floors

The Latino Floor provides extensive community service, cultural, academic and social activities throughout the year. This year, we launched the very successful Latino Floors Spring Community Service project, which assists local neighborhood children with tutoring and role modeling from a program on campus called Peace Kids who promotes Peace, Conflict Mediation and Social Justice. The Latino Floor houses 32 residents and one resident advisor– experienced upperclassmen trained to cater to the needs of first-year students who plan programs and activities during the academic year. The Latino Floor is a joint program co-managed by El Centro Chicano and the Office for Residential Education. If you would like more information on the floor and or to speak with a student who has lived on it, please contact us at (213) 740-1480 or email me Billy Vela, Director of El Centro Chicano at wvela@usc.edu.

To apply now to live on the Latino Floor Go Here (the deadline is Monday May 2nd, 2016): OR Go to Upper Left corner of this Page under "Programs" and Scroll Down to: "Latino Floors Online Supplemental Application for 2016-2017." Then go ahead and follow the instructions to submit your online supplemental application.