Programs involving CASA Latina/o de OSU

CASA Latina/o de OSU is working on increasing the Latino enrollment and retention at OSU each year. In order to do so, CASA has been working with the Offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, and University Housing & Dining to better serve Latino/Chicano/Hispanic students.

Here you can see just how many different events/programs CASA has created, contributed to, and is involved with. Feel free to take a look.

Whether it be for recruitment or retention, CASA is always looking to further the list of events/programs specific to the Latino community.

 

START Bilingüe

The primary focus of the START Bilingüe program is to provide OSU information in Spanish to Spanish- speaking families so that they can better support their student through the journey to college.

START Bilingüe mirrors the parent program that is offered in English during every START session.

Example of the START Bilingüe program / Ejemplo de START Bilingüe 

Conexiones

Conexiones is a week-long orientation program specifically designed for Chicano/Latino/Hispanic students who are new to OSU and the greater Corvallis community. This program was started in 2001 to ensure that Chicano/Latino/Hispanic students are successful at the university.

Conexiones provides information on various topics that include but are not limited to: financial aid, deadlines, resources available on campus, procedures and requirements, and much more. Since its start Conexiones has helped approximately 300 students get connected to OSU.  

The week-long event is aimed at connecting students to the university, to Corvallis, and to the local resources and businesses throughout Benton and Linn counties. The week is full of workshops and various events that will help students make friendship and learn skills that will help them in the future. 

logo ad for Conexiones 2009 Orientation Week

 

Adelante Leadership Program

CASA Latina/o invites you to the launch of the Adelante Leadership Program.  This program is designed for Latino students to increase leadership skills and involvement in OSU programs. Some workshops may be facilitated by community leaders and special guest speakers. Upon completion of the program, students will receive a certificate at the end of the year ceremony and a letter of recommendation from the CASA Latina director.

This program covers a wide range of topics listed below:

 

Identity Development                                  

Keys to Success                                                

Social Justice

Leadership Styles                                            

Issues in the Latino Community  

Public Speaking

 

This program consists of 10 two-hour sessions throughout Winter & Spring terms on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 pm.  

 

If you have any questions, please contact:

 

Gianluigi Benvenutto Rodrigo, BA                           Calvin Hughes

Intercultural Student Services                                  College Student Services Adminstration

Graduate Assistant                                                   Graduate Student           

Phone: 541-737-7294                                              Phone: 541-737-0833

Gianluigi.Benvenutto@oregonstate.edu                    Calvin.Hughes@oregonstate.edu

Collaborative Projects

The primary focus of the START Bilingüe program is to provide OSU information in Spanish to Spanish- speaking families so that they can better support their student through the journey to college.

START Bilingüe mirrors the parent program that is offered in English during every START session.

Example of the START Bilingüe program / Ejemplo de START Bilingüe 

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Multicultural CONNECT

Intercultural Student Services (ISS) is committed to the access and retention of underrepresented and multiple identity students by providing facilities, cultural programs, activities, support services, and leadership development opportunities.  An orientation program called MulticulturalCONNECT has been created to enhance your experience as an OSU Beaver, increase your student success skills, and inform you of campus resources. 

The program will provide opportunities for students to:

  • Meet and interact with other incoming and returning students, faculty, staff, and administrators. 
  • Attend EXCEL workshops, seminars, discussion panels that address a variety of topics and offer strategies for a successful transition to college life, and
  • Participate in unique group explorations and have FUN!!!

MulticulturalCONNECT will start Sunday, September 19, 2010 with a student and parent session, and will conclude Saturday, September 25, 2010 with several workshops during the week. All events are free. RSVP is appreciated and for other questions, please call (541) 737-9030 or email ISS@Oregonstate.edu

Financial Aid / Admissions

 CASA is working with the Offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, and University Housing & Dining to better serve Latino/Chicano/Hispanic students.

Here is a brief introduction to what these offices have to offer. Also note that University Housing & Dining has its own link that is right below this one.

 

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid is here to help you invest in your future. They offer many financial aid choices for undergraduate and graduate students.

The types & amounts of aid OSU can offer you for a particular academic year are listed on your Financial Aid Award Letter. Your aid package is designed to meet as much of your financial aid eligibility as possible. 

Meeting your educational cost involves a combination of family savings, current family income, student employment & financial aid, as eligible in the form of grants, scholarships, Federal Work Study and/or loans.

To learn more about your options at OSU, please visit the Financial Aid website.

 

Admissions

OSU's admission requirements promote student success by assessing student preparedness and academic potential in the unique context of each student's personal experience. Admission assessment will consider all achievements, both academic & non-academic, to enroll students with a broad range of characteristics and perspectives.

Considerations include, but are not limited to: academic achievement, creativity, initiative, motivation, leadership, persistence, service to others, intellectual curiosity, exceptional personal or academic recognition, unusual talent or ability, substantial experience with other cultures & ability to overcome significant challenges.

The admissions process consists of a fair and comprehensive review of all applicants to determine potential success at OSU. It is crucial for applicants to carefully complete the application process by providing thorough information. Estimating the likelihood of admission is very difficult without considering the complete application file.

Learn more about the admissions process by visiting the Admissions website.

Sí Se Puede: Community Outreach

CASA Latina/o de OSU and Kalmekak Community Outreach collaborate with many departments and programs around campus to provide information about OSU to Spanish speaking families. This an effort to bring the university to the Latino community. Sí Se Puede has been held at various locations throughout Oregon (Salem, Hillsboro, McMinville, Woodburn, Forrest Grove and Springfield). CASA is always looking forward to bringing and/or inviting students and their families to our OSU Sí Se Puede community outreach event.

 

For more information regarding this year's Sí Se Puede contact CASA Latina/o de OSU at (541) 737-9031

Advertisng flyer for Sí Se Puede

University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS)

UHDS Mission Statement

The mission of University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) is to provide housing & dining environments through facilities, programs & services that support the academic & personal success of our residential students & other OSU community members.

UHDS staff members foster, support & advocate for an increasingly inclusive environment & community through understanding, enhancing, promoting & celebrating the uniqueness of our student residents and department staff.

At UHDS, they also acknowledge that for many, the student going to college is not just a major life transition for the student, but also for the parents or families of that student. Many families are not aware of the programs and resources available both to their students and to them at the university.

For more information of these and other related topics, please visit the UHDS website.

 

¡Sí Se Pudo! Latino Graduation Ceremony

This is a celebration of the accomplishments of Latina/os who have reached their academic goal. Keeping with the traditional and the cultural values of Chicanos, Latinos, and Hispanics, ¡Sí Se Pudo! is more than an acknowledgment of individual success.

This ceremony honors graduating students and also acknowledges and affirms the contributions of the family and the community. Together we pay tribute to those who have worked hard to reach this lofty goal and say: ¡Sí Se Pudo!

During last year's 8th Annual ¡Sí Se Pudo!, we had over 300 guests present for the 32 graduates in attendance. And the number is expected to grow more for this upcoming year. 

 

 

Planing on graduating this academic year (2011-2012) Click here to pre-register for the Si Se Pudo! Latino/a Graduation Ceremony