Office of the Vice President

Campus & Community Relations

Elvira Prieto Book COver An Impossible Life

Diversity Speaker Series

The Student Affairs Campus and Community Office, in collaboration with the Chican@/Latin@ Student Success Task Force, ASPIRE/McNair Program, and the Department of Educational Leadership invite students to come to the ¡Adelante! Student Spring Welcome featuring special guest, Elvira Prieto, author, poet and storytelller, who will lead a powerful writing workshop where you will learn to use your personal experiences and stories to become a strong writer. Please join us on Tuesday, February 16 at 5pm in the Student Union Ballroom. The Chican@/Latin@ Welcome will be from 5-6pm where delicious food will be served and then from 6 to 8pm, Ms. Prieto will lead the writing workshop. Space is limited so please RSVP

Any questions please email Fernanda Perdomo-Arciniegas at or Itza Sanchez at


Coffee with a Professor

Are there times when you wish you could expand on a conversation that started in class with your professor? Or perhaps ask about his or her field of research in more detail, or want to explore different ways to tackle a class project? It may be that you just want to know more about why he/she chose to get a doctoral degree and teach at a university since that is something that you are contemplating doing someday. Or maybe, you just want to "connect" and learn more about the person who is teaching you...

Well then, regardless of the reason(s) you want to talk to your professor, the Divisions of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs, in association with Associated Students, Inc, have created “Coffee with a Professor," a program to foster informal, out-of-classroom interactions between students and faculty by providing a $12 "VIP Gold Card" redeemable at all campus dining retail venues such as Union Square, On 4th Cafe at MLK Jr. Library, Just Below and Village Market.

Here is how it works:

After you have invited your professor out to coffee, go to the Center for Faculty Development (IRC 213) to receive your "VIP Gold Card" and provide the following information:

1.     Your name, student ID and email address

2.     Faculty member's name

3.     Course section or class name

4.     Date and time for coffee

We hope that you take advantage of this opportunity and connect with your professors -they are waiting to hear from you!