The Eliana Ortega Cultural Center

The Purpose of Eliana Ortega Center 

The Eliana Ortega, known as the "Ortega" serves as a home away from home for students that share a Latina identity in addition to serving as a valuable resource for those in Latin American academic studies.

The History of the Eliana Ortega Cultural Center

The center is named after Eliana Ortega, Professor Emeritus and co-founder of La-Unidad. Ortega House was officially opened on the evening of November 15, 1995. Prior to the spring of 2000, the Ortega Center was mainly used by the La Unidad, an organization of self-identified Latina Women. But in spring 2000, MEChA-an organization which concentrates on political issues not necessarily limited to self identified Latina- was created.

Affiliated Student Organizations

  • L Unidad
  • MEChA
The Eliana Ortega Cultural Center
Photo of the Eliana Ortega and Zowie Banteah House

The Eliana Ortega Cultural Center is located at 4 Dunlap Place, near Kendall Sports and Dance Complex.

Alisa Lopez

To learn more about the Eliana Ortega Cultural Center, contact Alisa Lopez ’22, Cultural Center Assistant for the Ortega.

Open Hours and Upcoming Events