The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Its predecessor, the Center for Portuguese-speaking World, was approved by the SMU Board of Trustees in April of 1975. The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture is designed to liaise between the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and other institutions involved in Portuguese studies both abroad and in the United States. The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture aims to develop pedagogical materials to aid in teaching and learning the Portuguese language and cultures at all educational levels. The Center supports the development and dissemination of knowledge regarding the Portuguese-speaking communities in the United States. The Center also promotes outreach efforts in areas such as, but not limited to, the arts, education, economic development, health and politics related to the Portuguese-speaking communities of the United States.
Bylaws 2017 (please refresh on your browser; look at the end of the pdf for the bylaws approved on April 15, 2017) of the UMassD Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture.