Latinx Terminology

Confused of what to refer to our colleagues and students? Need clarification on the meaning and proper use of terminology like Latinx, Hispanic, Spanish, Chicano, etc., do not fret. The following videos are a great visual to explain and expand on what each one means and when to use them accordantly. In addition our own Association of Latinos and Allies for Student Success has created a terminology guide.

Identity is a central conversation in our community. There are various categories that our population use to self-identify, and each one has a different meaning. Below is a list of the most common categories and their meanings. Read and familiarize yourself with these definitions; while they are very general, they are meant to improve your understanding of these identities and to create healthy discussion.