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Message from the Chair

Welcome to Chicana/o Studies 

Here you will find the latest information on departmental initiatives, news, programs, upcoming events and course schedules. We take great pride in being the only University program in the state of Colorado that offers major and minor degrees in Chicana/o Studies. The department has been in existence for over two decades. Our graduates have gone on to some of the nation’s most prestigious graduate schools. In addition, many of them work in the public and private sectors as administrators, educators, and community activists.

Our department welcomes all students with this promise. We are committed to providing you with a clear path regarding your graduation, academic advising, career planning, avenues to graduate school, as well as a culturally relevant education that reflects the Latina/o experience.

~ Dr. Ramon Del Castillo, Department Chair

Richard T. Castro Distinguished Visiting Professorship

Did you miss this year's Castro Professorship keynote speech with Dr. Christine Sierra? Check out the discussion below, and visit to learn more about the professorship. 



Spotlight: Bobby LeFebre

MSU Denver '04 graduate Bobby LeFebre shares how the Department of Chicana/o Studies helped to create the person he is today. 

As an award-winning grassroots performer, the city of Denver and Metropolitan State University are proud to be the home of his success as a poet, actor, activist, cultural worker, and playwright. 

Check out Bobby's story, and how you can run your own road.

Chicana/o Studies Events

Chicana/o Studies supports a number of events throughout the year, from poetry festivals to leadership summits to Latin American holidays and traditions. Each of these events are aimed at complimenting your coursework and your overall education, and we invite you to not only attend, but to become involved!

For more information, check out our Events page, and feel free to call our office to find out more information or how to join in the planning process.

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Campus Location:
Rectory Building
1156 9th Street
Denver, CO 80217

Mailing Address:
Campus Box 41
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362