Programs and Activities

Mentoring Program

The Mentoring program is designed to assist Latino students persist in college 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 connecting them with experienced juniors and seniors and engaging them through team-building exercises, cultural and social activities, and counseling sessions.

LRC Scholarship Fundraising Dinner

In unison with the Chicago State University Latino faculty, staff and the CSU Foundation, the Latino Resource Center established a 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. If you like to donate to the LRC Scholarship Fund please visit: The University Foundation at Chicago State University. Please specify that your donation is specifically for the LRC Scholarship Fund. ¡Gracias!

Cultural Activities

In line with its mission, the Latino Resource Center provides a number of cultural events and activities for prospective students, current students, and the CSU community at large. We celebrate Latino Heritage Month in September and October, Dia de los Muertos, Dia de los Niños, Women’s History Month, and Cinco de Mayo among many others. We hope you can join us celebrate the rich and diverse culture of Latin America and Latino in the US. Click HERE.

Cultural Outreach Initiative Program Mission

The mission of the Cultural Outreach Initiative Program is to increase the prospective 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.

Camino al Éxito: Pathways to Success Professional and Leadership Series

The Center is focused in providing numerous opportunities for students to develop leadership and professional skills that will prepare them for the job market after graduation. Students are continuously exposed to motivational speakers of Latino descent, networking opportunities, employers, conferences, and many workshops. Some of these workshops include developing self-confidence and soft skills, resume building, interviewing tips, dinner etiquette, professional branding, and how to develop an elevator speech.

Outreach Programs

The Center has initiated a number of outreach programs that help the Latino community access higher education, entrepreneurial opportunities, career exploration and opportunities, and cultural programs. The following are our outreach programs:

  • Latino College Day
  • Cultural Outreach Initiative Program
  • Classroom Presentations
  • Campus Tours
  • High School Visits
  • Enrollment and Financial Aid Workshops