Through the history of the UIC campus there has been a need for Latinos to voice areas of concern. In 1978 the Association of Latino Workers was one of the several groups meeting to address issues of importance to Latinos. In 1982 the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs appointed several members of these groups along with concerned faculty and staff to a short-lived task force, the Committee on Hispanic Education (CHE). Seeing a need for continued representation, CHE and other Latino organizations eventually united to form the Latino Committee on University Affairs, a volunteer organization that continues today. In the fall of 1987 the chancellor officially appointed a campus committee to assess the status of Latinos at the University. This committee became known as the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Latinos.