The Purpose of Eliana Ortega Cultural Center
The Eliana Ortega, known as the "Ortega" serves as a home away from home for students within the Latinx diaspora.
Advisor: Ysabel Garcia, Graduate Assistant for Residential Community and Inclusion
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.
The Eliana Ortega Cultural Center is located at 4 Dunlap Place, near Kendall Sports and Dance Complex.