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Division of Student Affairs

Serna Center

The Serna Center
The mission of the Serna Center is to promote, foster, and enhance self-advocacy, empowerment and leadership among Chicanxs/Latinxs students and students from other under-represented backgrounds at Sacramento State. 
Additionally, integrated into all programming are efforts that raise awareness of the social, political, economic, historical and cultural realities of Chicanxs/Latinxs populations. The center establishes a strong foundation that enriches cultural identity and develops a sense of familia within the campus.
  • Chican@/Latin@ Recognition Ceremony

    The bi-yearly ceremony honors graduating Chicana/o Latina/o students who have fulfilled the requirements for a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from Sacramento State. The ceremony is bilingual and provides a family-centered atmosphere that is both personal and culturally relevant to celebrate an important milestone for the students and their families. The CLRC Committee is a student club with student board members. The Serna Center provides a home to host committee meetings, orientation, and assist in  processing applications and registration.  

    Recognition Ceremony
  • Hispanic Heritage Month

    In alignment with National Hispanic Heritage Month, the series of educational and celebratory programming highlight the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans in the United States. The events and activities held through September and October embrace the multicultural identities of Sacramento State and expand inclusivity by showing how diversity positively influences and enriches the campus.

    Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Feria de EducaciĆ³n

    Feria de EducaciĆ³n

    An education fair designed to empower thousands of Spanish-speaking parents and students with information and resources to help them succeed in California’s educational system. The event features exhibitors from all levels of elementary, secondary, and higher education, as well as representatives from health care organizations and other supplementary educational programs.  Parents are offered interactive workshops on the topics of College Readiness, Financial Aid, The Role of Parents in their Children’s Education, and Support for Undocumented Students. Other services include a visualization photo booth, reading garden for children, and a DREAMER Clinic for undocumented students and their families.  

Contact Us

The Serna Center

River Front Center 1, RM 1023
Phone: (916) 278-4512 

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm