To advance the interest and needs of the Chicana and Chicano community. To advance research in Chicana and Chicano Studies. To advance the professional interest and needs of Chicanas and Chicanos in the academy.
ARTICLE I: OFFICIAL NAME
The official name of this organization shall be the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies. The official acronym is NACCS.
ARTICLE II: PURPOSE
The purpose of the Association is to:
HISTORY OF NACCS
The Association was first named the National Caucus of Chicano Social Scientists from 1972-1973. After the Caucus's first meeting November 17, 1973, at the University of California at Irvine, the members of the steering committee unanimously voted to change the name to the National Association of Chicano Social Scientists (NACSS).
In 1976, during the 3rd NACSS Conference participates voted to rename the organization to the National Association for Chicano Studies (NACS).
In 1995 during the National Conference in Spokane, Washington, the body unanimously voted to change the name from the National Association for Chicano Studies to the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS).