About C.R.U.

Who We Are

Culturas de las Razas Unidas C.R.U. is the Michigan State University Council of Racial & Ethnic Students (CORES) Latino student Organization. C.R.U is an organization that houses and supports many of the Chicano/Latino organizations on campus for political, social, cultural, and academic issues that addresses the Chicano/Latino student community at Michigan State University. C.R.U. also serves as a cohesive voice of the Latino community by advocating for issues that affect la communidad and Latinos at Michigan State University.

Chicano/Latino students, faculty, and staff convene to share ideas and provide information on programs and activities in our community. C.R.U. is represented in the Associated Students of Michigan State University (ASMSU), which is the largest student government in the United States. C.R.U. is also an entity of the Council of Racial and Ethnic Students (CORES).

C.R.U meetings are held every other Tuesday at 6:30 pm in the basement of Wilson Hall unless noted otherwise. For more information please contact e-board@msu-cru.com.




Our Mission

To increase the quality of life academically, socially, and culturally through retention and cultural programming while promoting Chicano/Latino unity and celebrating diversity at MSU through our membership at large and affiliated organizations.



Our Goals

Culturas de las Razas Unidas works to:

  • Increase the levels of unity and compromise among all of the Chicano/Latino affiliate organizations.
  • Continue to coordinate programs that will educate and address issues that concern the Chicano/Latino community.
  • Increase self-awareness through the cooperative exchanges of ideas, viewpoints, culture and information.
  • Continue to fight for the recognition of the rights of Chicano/Latino community.


Our Objectives

  • To facilitate the transition of members from the respective communities to the university environment.
  • To increase self-awareness through the cooperative exchanges of ideas, viewpoints, culture and information.
  • To act as a facilitating agent for the recognition of the rights of nuestra comunidad.