The Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) serves as a hub for interdisciplinary and collaborative research and creative work focusing on the study of Latin America and U.S. Latino/a populations. CLLAS uses a hemispheric framework placing the state of Oregon in conversation with the Americas. CLLAS cultivates intellectual community, student outreach, and the production of knowledge through its integration of research, student experiential learning, and community engagement. CLLAS offers robust programming connecting the university with questions affecting Latino/a and Latin American populations in Oregon and the Americas at large. The center serves as an integral part of the UO’s strategy to recruit, retain, and foster relationships within a diverse and energized group of students, faculty, staff, and community members.