Students Demand, Succeed at Reinstating Mexican-American Studies Program

uncFollowing protests by Latino students, the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) in Greeley reinstates its Mexican-American studies program, which had been suspended since March due to low enrollment.

Students majoring in Mexican-American studies at UNC can follow a liberal arts tract of study or choose an emphasis in secondary teaching, which  prepares them to teach social studies to culturally diverse middle and high school students.

More than 16 percent of the university’s undergraduate student population is Latino. Those who protested said the decision to suspend the program marginalized these minority students.

According to UNC, the faculty is working on a two-year plan to develop the program and utilize targeted marketing to boost enrollment.