About Us

The Chicanx Latinx Campus Association (CLCA) unites members of the Chicano/Latino community at UCSF with a mission to provide opportunities for professional, social and cultural interaction and to address issues of equity, inclusion and climate.

CLCA was co-founded in 2015 by Alejandra Rincon, assistant vice chancellor and chief of staff in the Office of Diversity and Outreach, and Sergio Saenz, director of Outreach and Recruitment in the School of Nursing. Today, CLCA comprises about 275 members representing mostly staff and a few faculty members.

CLCA works in solidarity with other UCSF groups to advance UCSF's misson, embody its PRIDE Values and enact its Principles of Community.

Co-chaired by Mario Peraza, executive director of Alumni Relations, and Lisa Cisneros, senior director in the Office of Communications, CLCA has worked to rally and raise awareness of the Chicanx Latinx community at UCSF.

In 2020, CLCA was among 37 other groups to win a national higher education award for inspiring and encouraging professionals in their community by organizing opportunities for mentoring, collaborating, professional development and networking. CLCA was received an Inspiring Affinity Group Award by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity and inclusion publication in U.S. higher education today.