The Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs aims to build community and further educate the NEIU community around issues of diversity and social justice. The Pedroso Center hosts and/or sponsors a number of special events and cultural/awareness events throughout the course of the year.

Signature Celebrations

  • Latine/o/a/x Heritage Month
  • LGBTQ+ History Month
  • Native American and Indigenous Heritage Month
  • MLK Celebration
  • Black History Month
  • Women's History Month
  • Asian Heritage Month
  • Legacy Celebration
  • Juneteenth Celebration 
  • Transgender Day of Visibility
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance

Affinity spaces

The Pedroso Center is committed to engaging and co-creating an environment of inclusivity across cultures, socio-economic class, sexual orientation, gender and other social identities with our students. Our affinity spaces are held spaces specifically set aside for students who share a specific identity or commonality to come together. 

  • Barbershop Talks
  • Q-Spot
  • La Olla
  • Black Women/Femme Space

Pedroso Center affinity spaces are not exclusive; our affinity spaces are created to unapologetically center members of specific backgrounds, experiences, identities and commonalities. Our created affinity spaces are open to all who wish to intentionally uphold the voices and lived experiences of those being centered.