Programs and Activities

Mentoring Program

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.

Scholarship Dinner

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 ...

Cultural Activities

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...

Outreach Programs

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

Cultural Outreach Initiative Program Mission

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.

Collegiate Leadership Development Program

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.