The program is designed to increase the retention of Latino students by providing
incoming freshmen and new transfer students opportunities to learn from mentors who
serve as coaches, role models, advisors, guides and referral agents. The mentoring
program provides additional support for first-year students by engaging them through
team-building exercise, cultural and social activities and counseling sessions.
In unison with the Chicago State University Latino Faculty and Staff, the Latino
Resource Center established this scholarship fund to assist all Latino students at
CSU. Beginning in 2003, we embarked on an ambitious campaign to raise the financial
resources to support our deserving Latino students. With your help, we want to
ensure that these students fulfill their academic potential and realize their dream
of completing their college education. Gracias! read more ...
In line with its mission, the LRC provides a number of Cultural Events & Activities
for prospective and current students and the CSU community at large. We are currently
celebrating Latino Heritage Month we hope you can join us celebrate the rich and diverse
culture of Latin America. read more...
The Center has initiated a number of outreach programs that help the Latino community
with access to higher education, entrepreneurial opportunities, career exploration
& opportunities, and cultural programs. The following are outreach programs:
- Latino College Day
- Cultural Outreach Initiative Program
- Classroom Presentations
- Campus Tours
- High School Visits
- Enrollment and Financial Aid Workshops
- Professional Development Activities
The mission of the Cultural Outreach Initiative Program is to increase the student
connection with the university community through enhanced educational and cultural
activities that will lead to higher enrollment, retention and graduation rates among
Latino Students. If interested in our Cultural Outreach Initiative Program please
contact our staff.
In partnership with the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) the Latino
Resource Center has adopted the CLDP Program. CLDP is a seven-week, interactive, bilateral,
policy-oriented training program for Latino student leaders and university staff,
faculty, and administrators. The program is designed to focus on how to formulate,
exercise, and influence policy. Given the setting, this policy analysis program focuses
on university policies pertaining to the outreach, recruitment and retention of Latino
students; the recruitment and retention of Latino staff, faculty and administrators;
beginning or expanding a Latino studies curriculum; financial aid; involvement in
student government; support for Latino student organizations; and financial literacy.
This is not a lecture series nor does it have a lecture-type format. The program
has a constructive dialogue format and is intended to be highly interactive, hence
the recommended number of 20-25 participating students. The six-week curriculum includes
two (sessions) focusing on administrative policies, two sessions on academic policies,
and two sessions on student services. A certificate of completion is presented to
all students who attend all seven sessions.