El Centro de Muchos Colores is currently closed for in-person services from December 7th, 2020 to January 28th, 2021. We are providing virtual support from Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. If you need assistance or have questions please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us on Facebook.
Our goal is to provide a place for anyone interested in Hispanic culture and to assist with the retention of Hispano and multicultural students.
As we say it in Spanish "Toda la gente" everybody!!!!
We are El Centro de Muchos Colores! Diversity is always better. We welcome anyone who wants to participate, socialize, and be our friend.
El Centro de Muchos Colores was first established at Fort Lewis College in 1988, under the presidency of Dr. Joel Jones. The original facility was opened in the CUB student memorial lounge, and then was moved to the married housing unit before finding its current home in Berndt Hall.
Through various volunteers and instructors, the organization has thrived and has for the first time this year ever hired its first paid coordinator. In 2005, a 20-hour part-time staff position was created to spearhead El Centro de Muchos Colores and make the organization more visible throughout campus and the larger community.
In 2007, the coordinator position was made full-time. In 2008 El Centro relocated to the main floor of the library. In 2011, El Centro landed in its permanent location directly across from the bookstore on the ground floor of the Student Union. The current state-of-the-art facility includes a dance floor, a full commercial kitchen, lounge space, computer lab and more for all student to find their "Home away from Home" at El Centro de Muchos Colores.
We educate others about Hispanic culture, through food sales, National Hispanic Heritage Month events, live music performances, guest speakers, Latinx book clubs, in-house cultural library, community outreach, Ballet Folklorico de Durango, a radio program on KDUR called Centrovision and a student-run publication titled La Movida.