Grow and celebrate together

Unidos means "united" in Spanish. This LLC creates a strong foundation for you as a first-year Latinx-identifying student by providing a platform for you to feel comfortable to challenge yourself as you transition to college.

This community brings together Latinx students from all walks of life and was founded by the advocacy of Iowa Latinx students with the goal of supporting their transition to the University of Iowa.

This Living Learning Community requires students to take an academic course connected to the community. You will be pre-enrolled in the LLC course, which will be included in your academic schedule prior to summer orientation.

Community video

You can view the video below to learn more about the Unidos Living Learning Community. 

Community details

Fall 2023 - Spring 2024

This community is open to any student who identifies as: Latinx


Alexia S.
"I love that the Unidos Living Learning Community is a space on campus where students can thrive personally and cultivate a sense of community within the Latinx identity!"
Alexia S.
McKrina K.
"Choosing to be involved in the Latinx community at Iowa, is one of the best decisions that I have ever made. I instantly was able to feel at home on campus by being able to relate to the music, food and people on my floor. Finding a place where I can be my truest self has helped me navigate the transition to college. I am so grateful that this community has helped shape me into the leader that I am today."
McKrina L.
Xavier O.
"The University of Iowa’s Latinx community is small, yet we are prideful, outspoken and resilient. Since coming to Iowa, the Latinx community has been my home away from home and the community lets me know that together we are Unidos!"
Xavier O.

Locations for 2023-24

Why Living Learning Communities?

Learn from others and enhance your residence hall experience.

Community courses

Introduction to field of Latina/o/x studies through interdisciplinary readings from literature, history, sociology, political science, urban studies, and anthropology; commonalities and differences among long-standing Latina/o/x populations (i.e., Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans); challenges faced by newer arrivals (i.e., Dominican Americans, Salvadoran Americans, Guatemalan Americans, Central and South American immigrants). Taught in English.

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Community contact

Abby Baccam

Abby Baccam

Graduate fellow for LLCs

Campus partners

A campus partner is a faculty or staff member on the University of Iowa campus that is passionate about the community and who meets regularly with a designated LLC team. These individuals guide the learning component of the community, may teach the course in common and can help connect you to various resources across campus.

Isabela Flores