Latinx Community Resource Space
The mission of the Latinx Student Resource Space is to provide an inclusive environment to support the intersectional experiences, diverse cultures, and educational goals of Latinx students at Drexel. We work towards these goals by advocating for the needs of Latinx students, supporting students as they amplify their voice and navigate their University experience, supporting the leadership development of Latinx student organizations, and building a strong sense of community and belonging for all Latinx students.
In spring of 2017, our office made a shift from Latino/a language to Latinx (pronounced "Latin-ex"). This is an intentional shift towards greater intersectional inclusion. Latinx pushes beyond gender binaries and acknowledges the diversity of our community. Additionally, the "x" gives a nod to many indigenous traditions. It is not an exclusionary term; it opens the door for all the different ways folks would like to be identified including men, women, gender non-conforming, non-binary, trans, queer, agender and gender fluid. Regardless of how you choose to identify yourself (Chicano, Chicana, Xicanx, Latina, Latino, Hispanic, Afro-Latinx etc.), you belong here.