Chicano/ Latino Council

La Bienvenida

CLC has sponsored La Bienvenida since the early 1990s, with annual support from various sponsors, such as the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; the . This welcome reception for new Latinx students, faculty, administrators and staff brings the Latinx community together every Fall, acquainting new students, faculty, administrators and staff with campus departments, support organizations, music, food, Latinx culture, raffle prizes, friendly faces and equitable resources.

The next annual event will be held on Friday, August 30 from 3:30-5:30 PM in CLSA 100. There will be free food, resources & prizes for all! Stay tuned for more information.


La Bienvenida 2023 Latinx Welcome Reception was held on Glenn Lawn.

La Bienvenida 2022 Latinx Welcome Reception was held on Ayres Lawn.

La Bienvenida 2021 Latinx Welcome Reception was held outside on Chico State campus by Big Chico Creek area.

La Bienvenida 2020 Latinx Welcome Reception was held online via Zoom. 


La Bienvenida 2019 Latinx Welcome Reception was held Thursday September 5th, 3:30-5:30 at Colusa Hall. Dr. Carolina Alvarado spoke about her journey into science education and Chico Sate alum DJ HecMoney worked the turn-tables. 


2018 La Bienvenida- Latinx Welcome Reception was held Friday September 14th in the BMU Auditorium, 3:30- 5:30 pm, organized by the CLC 2018 Social Chair Elli Alaniz. Dr. Pablo Cornejo performed and spoke about his experience as a Latinx faculty in higher education. Muchisimas Gracias to all who attended! 


2017 La Bienvenida- Latinx Welcome Reception was in the BMU Auditorium, 3:30- 5pm, on September 7th was a collaboration between CLC & L.E.A.D.

Muchisimas Gracias to all who attended! For those who missed it, hopefully we see you in 2018!



La Bienvenida event