We elevate authentic Latina/o/x leadership to accelerate, change and advance equity for Latina/o/x professionals and students.


To lead national, statewide, and local efforts to ensure an equitable experience for Latina/o/x students and professionals, so they can thrive and accomplish their academic and professional goals in the California Community College system.


Is the COLEGAS Conference an institutional or individual registration?

COLEGAS conferences are purchased at the individual level. If you are a member of COLEGAS, then you get a significant discount on the conference registration. Not a member of COLEGAS yet, now is a great time to join. Join here.

If my institution is an NCCHC member does that mean I’m a COLEGAS member?

No. COLEGAS is an affiliated organization of NCCHC. When we partnered with them, our agreement was to have a membership model that was different than their structure. We therefore offer individual memberships and NCCHC offers institutional memberships. We encourage you to be both institutional members of NCCHC and individual members of COLEGAS. Que Viva la Raza!

The COLEGAS Annual Conference currently asks for individual membership of COLEGAS for the discounted rate not institutional membership for NCCHC. Did you know that NCCHC is currently hosting their annual national conference? If you are an institutional member, there is also a discount for their event. For COLEGAS conference, you can become a member of COLEGAS HERE.

Where and when is the 2022 COLEGAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE?

The Conference is held on November 2-4, 2022 in Long Beach, California at the Renaissance Hotel. We essentially have reserved the entire hotel for our convening so everywhere you go inside the venue, you will be surrounded by COLEGAS.

When can I register for the conference?

You can register for the conference now. Visit the Conference website for more information.

How can I pay for my conference registration?

You are able to pay by credit card, check and/or Purchase Order. If you need a purchase order or to pay by check, please fill out and email this registration form to for an invoice to be created and sent back to you.

Who do I contact about my conference registration?

If you need further assistance with registration, contact Sarah Spencer at

Am I able to book my hotel before registering for the conference?

Yes. The Conference will take place at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, California. You can reserve your room through our Conference Block HERE.

The Room rate is $225 . Event dates are from November 2, 2022 2022. Extended stay is available October 30, 2022 — November 4, November 07, 2022.

Is there an agenda for the Conference?

Yes. Please see the images below of what is in store!

“Thank you for offering this powerful opportunity. It’s the first time I’ve been in a space where like minded Latinx educational leaders focused on making a transformative impact for Latinx student success!”

~ Spring 2019 Summit Attendee

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“I cannot overstate how incredibly grateful I am for the space to connect with Latinx colleagues. I always leave our time together feeling inspired.”

~ Fall 2019 Summit Attendee