Latino Student Programs


The Office of Latino Student Programs promotes the recruitment, retention, and graduation of Latino students. The office strives to retain new and continuing Latino students by helping them develop their academic and critical thinking skills. The office is also engaged in developing and implementing both academic and cultural programs which contribute to students’ personal and intellectual development, making the University more knowledgeable concerning Latino culture, and developing closer ties with the Latino community at a local and global level (including study abroad opportunities and International Student Exchanges).

Latino Student Programs collaborates closely with other units of Academic Support Services as well as Career Services, the Financial Aid Office, and the departments of Race and Ethnic Cultures and Languages and Literatures, among others, in order to successfully integrate Latino students into university life so that greater numbers can gain access to meaningful information and services as well as prepare them for career opportunities or graduate school.