Latino Living Center

The Latino Living Center, a residential program house, provides students from many cultural backgrounds a safe and supportive environment where Latina/o cultures and worldviews are valued.  Founded in 1994, LLC is located on north campus in Anna Comstock Hall across from Risley Residential College and a short walk from Robert Purcell Community Center. 

Latino Living Center's 55 residents represent a wide variety of heritages and backgrounds, but all share a common interest in Latino/a culture, history and current events. Their appreciation for the values of Latina/o heritage includes respect for individuals, dedication to education, commitment to community and the importance of family.

LLC truly is more than just a place to live. It quickly becomes a home, with all the comforts provided by a strong, familial environment. That is the Latino way!

The Café con Leche discussion series, community dinners, Latino Heritage month events and more are traditional LLC events. In addition, dances, movie nights, faculty dinners and various celebrations, including the Bienvenidos BBQ, Dia de los Muertos and Day Hall Takeover commemoration are scattered throughout the year.

Café con Leche Series

The Latino Living Center's Café con Leche series allows students, student organizations, programs and departments to present a topic and engage in conversation and dialogues with members of the Cornell community. The topics of Café con Leches range from issues affecting Latinos and other racial, ethnic and cultural communities in topics ranging from policy, media, education, identity, health and more. 

Most events take place on Friday at 6:30 pm. Please check for time changes and registration details.

Fridays @ 6:30 pm

September 9: Noche the Lotería

Bring friends to an exciting night of Lotería.  Originating in Mexico, Lotería mirrors Bingo BUT uses images on a deck of cards instead of plain numbers.  Join us for a fun night of learning the meaning of popular Spanish phrases, words and images! Register via Campus Groups:

September 16: Don't be self Conchas

Join Las Hermanas of Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. at the next LLC Café Con Leche. We will touch upon societal beauty standards, insecurities and their negative effects on the Latinx community as well as in the Latinx Community. Together let’s learn how to be kind to ourselves while we munch on some delicious conchas!  Register via Campus Groups:

September 23: Café con Chisme - Growing up Latinx (CANCELLED)

Join us for an evening of CHISME surrounding traditions and customs, conversations and stories with our parents and grandparents, the tea with with our tias and primos, the culture, music and more regarding GROWING UP LATINX!

September 30: Cornell's Farmworker Program

Join Cornell's Farmworker Program to learn more about the program's work, summer opportunities, research, educational outreach, & more. Register via Campus groups:

Apple Picking sign up will be in-person on first-come-first served basis for those who attend the cafe.

October 14: Connecting With Our Roots

 Come join Las Hermanas of Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. in learning about how our ancestors connected with nature for healing and wellbeing. We will be painting plant pots and providing succulents for y'all to take home! Snacks and drinks will also be provided there We hope to see you there!

Register via campus groups:

October 28: Día de los Muertos Special

Join us to collaboratively help set-up our annual ofrenda followed by community pumpkin carving on Friday, October 28 starting at 6:30pm at the LLC Main Lounge! Make sure to register if you'd like a pumpkin to carve afterward!  Please registser via Campus Groups:

 November 4: Learn about research at Cornell

For our Café Con Leche Series this FRIDAY, we will be joined by a guest speaker, Carolina Osorio Gil who is a current LLC Fellow and PhD student in the department of Global Development. She invites this to be more of a dialogue than a presentation and looks forward to meeting you all. Register via Campus Groups:

More details will be posted as soon as confirmed for the following dates:

November 11: Day Hall Takeover

Join us to create posters for the upcoming march & learn about the history of the Day Hall. Takeover! Drinks and snacks will be provided. Campus Group Link:

November 18: The Gentrification of Latinx

Join us in a honest conversation about the popularity of Latinx culture in the media from the appropriation of "trendy" traditions/culture to the gentrification of Latinx neighborhoods across the US.  Campus Groups link:

December 2: Gingerbread Houses

Join Las Hermanas of Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. for a fun and cozy evening. We will be making gingerbread houses at the LLC and getting into the holiday spirit!  We hope to see you there! 

Questions:  please email LLC RHD -