Latinx is a gender inclusive commonly used term that refers to individuals who descend from Latin America. The Latinx community is very diverse and includes people from many different countries and regions around the world. For some, being Latino/a/x is a central part of their identify while others may find other intersecting identities more salient. As with any community, the experiences of members of this community vary widely among subgroups.
Latino/a/x students may experience unique experiences including, but not limited to:
- Being a first-generation college student or U.S citizen
- Understanding their identity in a predominantly White institution (PWI)
- Experiences of discrimination and/or prejudice
- Feeling pulled by two cultures (being bicultural)
At the Drexel Counseling Center, we acknowledge the importance of one’s cultural identity and how it can impact mental health and wellbeing at times. Therefore, we offer services needs from an inclusive open, accepting and respectful approach.
- Un mensaje de Drexel Counseling Center para los estudiantes latinos (español)
- Counseling Center Welcome for Latinx Students, (English)
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