Latino Native American Cultural Center


The UI Cultural Centers provide intra- and cross-cultural education, leadership and organizational development opportunities, social justice education and change, a "home away from home" for students, and a safe space for cultural and psychosocial development. The Centers compliment the academic mission of the University by enhancing students' experiences inside and outside of the classroom.

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The vision of the Latino Native American Cultural Center (LNACC) is to develop and foster a sense of belonging where students can authentically engage with their personal, academic, cultural, emotional, and spiritual identities in a safe, trusting, loving, non-competitive, non-judgmental, yet challenging space. The Latino Native American Cultural Center is a living being that carries ancestral knowledge and history through the liveliness in our students' celebrations, passions, and overall vibrance of the center. Celebrating our daily existence and our ancestors is a value that we honor when being of service to the students, community, and future generations.


The LNACC was founded in the summer of 1971 by three students (Tony Zavala, Ruth Pushetonequa and Rusty Barceló) as the Chicano and Indian American Student Union. The center was founded as a “friendship” house formed by students for students. In 1994, it was renamed the Latino Native American Cultural Center. Over the years, this center has become the home to many students and student organizations that sponsor conferences, pow-wows, study groups, community educational programs, boycotts, and rallies to address community and campus issues. This center is a “home away from home” to all that walk through our doors.


The Center is available for programming and as a venue for University of Iowa student organizations’ events.  It is equipped with: a fully-stocked kitchen, a living and dining room, game and study rooms, a library, wireless internet (Netflix, Pandora)  computer and printers for our patrons to use, TVs, and various board games. The LNACC has anything you need to host a program, make a meal, study, or simply relax and socialize with friends!


To reserve space at the Latino Native American Cultural Center, please call (319) 335-8298 or email


308 Melrose Ave, Iowa City, Iowa


Sunday: 2-8pm
Monday-Thursday: 12-10pm
Friday: 2-8pm
Saturday: Closed


(319) 335-8298

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LNACC Library Guide

LNACC Library Liaison - Rachel Carreon

Affinity Student Organizations

Association of Latinos Moving Ahead (ALMA)
Caribbean Student Association (CSA)
Hispanic/Latino Law Student Association (HLLSA)
Latino Medical Student Association - University of Iowa Roy J. & Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
League of United Latin American Citizens Collegiate Council #373 (LULAC)
Native American Student Association (NASA) 
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Multicultural Greek Council 

Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. 
Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. 
Sigma Lambda Beta 
Sigma Lambda Gamma 

Faculty/Staff Council 

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