Resources Library

The Latino community at Oregon State University extends beyond the campus. Therefore, this section is in response to the much needed resources that the community needs.

Here, you will find scholarship databases, Latino-based student organizations with the  purpose to better understand the needs & concerns of the students, the collaboration with resource centers, cultural centers, and other diversity related offices, a directory of Latino faculty/staff, and even off campus organizations to help bring resources to campus.


Latino Faculty / Staff at OSU

Amas Aduviri
Director, CAMP
College Assistance Migrant Program
333 Waldo Hall
Melisa Lopez
Coordinator, Outreach & Recruitment
College Assistance Migrant Program
334 Waldo Hall
Jacqueline Alvarez, Ph.D.
Director, Counseling & Psychological
Univ. Counseling & Psychological Services
500 Snell Hall
Alfonso Bradoch
Director, Department & Student Services
OSU Extended Campus
4943 The Valley Library
Norma Cárdenas
Assistant Professor
Department of Ethnic Studies
230 Strand Agriculture Hall
Loren Chavarria
Director, Spanish for Heritage Lang. Learners
Dept. of Foreign Languages & Literatures
142D Kidder Hall
Ana Virginia Flores
TOUR Program Assistant
Office of Admissions
B104 Kerr Administration Bldg
Laura V. Garcia
Program Representative 1
University Marketing
102 Adams Hall
Guillermo R. Giannico. Ph.D.
Extension Fisheries Specialist
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
104 Nash Hall
Angelo Gomez
Director, Affirmative Action & Equal Opp.
Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity
526A Kerr Administration Bldg
Mario A. Magaña
4-H Regional Educator
4-H Youth Development Education
105 Ballard Extension Hall
Lizbeth Marquez
Admissions Advisor
Office of Admissions
104 Kerr Administration Bldg
Gianluigi Benvenutto Rodrigo
Interim Director, CASA Latina/o de OSU
Intercultural Student Services
A150C Kerr Administration Building
Ricardo P Matano
Associate Professor
Department of Oceanic / Atmos. Sciences
412 Burt Hall
Oscar H. Montemayor
Academic Advisor/Retention Specialist
College Assistance Migrant Program
327 Waldo Hall
Lilia. G Miramontes
Psychologist Resident
Counceling and Psychological Services
500 Snell Hall
Mike Ortiz
Football Video Coordinator
Intercollegiate Athletics
114 Gill Coliseum
Jose-Antonio Orosco
Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy
102D Hovland Hall
Angela Palacios
Spanish Instructor
Dept. of Foreign Languages & Literatures
541 737 8569
142B Kidder Hall
Dwaine Plaza
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
302 Fairbanks Hall
Susana V. Rivera-Mills
Associate Professor
Spanish and Diversity Advancement
226 Kidder Hall
Alex A. Sanchez, Ph.D.
Dept. of Adult & Higher Education Admin.
417 Education Hall
Tersita Alvarez
Multicultural Resource Coordinator
University Housing & Dining Services
102 Buxton Hall
Antonio Torres
Field Coordinator
Department of Public Health
214A Langton Hall
J. Antonio Torres, Ph.D.
Food Process Engineering
Dept. of Food Science & Technology
202 Wiegand Hall
Juan Antonio Trujillo
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Foreign Languages & Literatures
036 Kidder Hall
Andrew Valls
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
315 Gilkey Hall
Jennifer Viña
Assistant Director, Marketing & Assessment
University Housing & Dining Services
106 Hawley Hall

Latino Student Organizations at OSU

CASA works closely with the Latino community on campus. One of the areas in which this is most noticeable is with the student organizations. Here is a list of the current student organizations CASA is involved with.

Members of El Concilio

Association of Latin American Students (ALAS)

ALAS was created to promote the cultural values of all students from Latin America while seeking the understanding & respect of each country's culture.

Centro Cultural César Chávez

Provides a facility for programming various academic, cultural, recreational & social events related to the Chicano/Latino/Hispanic culture & heritage.

Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority, Inc.

A community service based sorority, founded on the pillars of honesty, integrity, leadership, scholarship, & unity. Focused on empowering the Latina community & establish a support system for Latinas in higher education.  Meetings are ever other Wednesday in the library at 9:30 PM. Meetings are only open to members.

Interest Group for Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. (Las D.A.M.A.S)

KDChi is a Latina founded, national sorority who aims to achieve professional development, academic excellence & graduation of all its members. KDChi promotes unity, honesty, integrity, & leadership among college women.

Interested Ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.

A sisterhood based on Unity, Love, & Respect. Dedicated to the empowerment of the minorities & the universal mujer through her education, a love of culture, the disenfranchised & her surrounding communities.

Lambda Theta Phi, Latin Fraternity, Incorporated

Are to work together, as a unit in order, to foster bonds, uplift the local community, & become involved in the campus community. Allows the men to get to know each other & become familiarized with Lambda Theta Phi, Latin Fraternity, Inc.

Kalmekak Community Outreach

To develop cultural awareness & understanding of higher education institutions so that in the future the vision of higher education will become synonymous with the vision of success for Chicana/o Latina/o & indigenous communities.

Meso American Student Association (MASA)

Oldest Latino student organization at OSU. They advocate the beauty of Latin American Culture via education at OSU & in the Corvallis Community.

Migrant Student Organization (MSO)

Helps OSU students of migrant backgrounds transition into & adapt to the university lifestyle, supports members' educational goals, & build a sense of community.

Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources & Related Sciences (MANRRS)

One of the nation's largest & most diverse non-profit societies & is dedicated to preparing its members, from all racial & ethnic groups, for challenging & rewarding careers in agricultural & related sciences.

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA)

Dedicated to higher education, history, culture, & political awareness. Works closely with the community & addresses issues affecting Chicanos at OSU, state & nation.

Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Provide leadership opportunities & experiences that will help a brother excel in any endeavor they partake, either academically, socially, or professionally.

Society for Hispanic & Professional Engineers (SHPE)

To increase minorities in engineering, science, math & related technical careers. Members obtain many benefits, such as lifelong networking opportunities, SHPE scholarships, internship opportunities, career development & leadership training. Meetings are every Tuesday at 6 PM in Batchelor 141 and are open to anyone interested.


A student run community organization committed to improving the climate for LGBT persons of color. Offer counseling, educational programming, advocacy & ally building among undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty & staff of OSU.

Presentation Library: Lectures, Articles, Research, etc...

Latinos are the vast growing minority in the United States. Therefore, there has been a tremendous impact if interest in the population.

CASA has compiled a list of Research/Presentations that encompass many of the challenges Latinos have faced throughout history. We have even compiled a list of information pertaining specifically to Latinos in Oregon. 

Research / Presentations
The Latino Health Project Latinos in Higher Education
How Latino Students Pay for College Understanding Two
Latinos and the Educational Pipeline: Pt. 1 Latinos and the Educational Pipeline: Pt. 2
Latinos and the Educational Pipeline: Pt. 3 Latino Student Success at Hispanic Serving Institutions
Recruiting Latino Youth to Participate in Resident Camps Guide to the Erlinda Gonzales-Berry Papers, 1982-2007
Guide to the Annabelle E. Jaramillo Papers, 1967-2001 Multimedia Collection of Chicano and Latino Studies
Effective Strategies for Gaining Entry & Building Relationships with Latino Communities Keys to Engagement: Latino Core Values
Goal To Double the Rate of Hispanics Earning a Bachelor’s Degree Culturally Responsive Strategies for Evaluating Community-Based Educational Programs for Latino Youth


Latinos in Oregon
Latinos in Oregon by Census Track 2000 Doris Cancel Tirado: First generation college graduate wins prestigious award
4-H Latino Youth Development Education Hispanic Initiative Report Fall 06/Winter 07
Oregon Gear Up A Portrait of Poverty in Oregon
Las Comidas Latinas: Community Needs Assessment for Nutrition Education Programming Latino Children and Families in Oregon:  Challenges and Promises

Resources within Benton County, Oregon, and Beyond

CASA is constantly working towards the increase collaboration with resource centers, cultural centers, and other diversity related offices. Here are a few of the community resources currently available.


General Resources

Oregon Comission on Hispanic Affairs

3218 Pringle Rd, SE, Suite 270
Salem, OR 97302


Created to work for the implementation of economic, social, legal, and political equality for Hispanics in Oregon.

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber

333 SW 5th Ave, Suite 100
Portland, OR 97204


Dedicated to working with all members of the community to increase the economic advancement of Hispanic-owned businesses in Oregon and SW Washington.

The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

80 Route 4 East, Suite 203
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-587-8800, x108


The sole Hispanic educational magazine for the higher education community, and those involved in running our institutions of higher learning.

Linn-Benton Hispanic Advisory Committee

P.O. Box 3020
Corvallis, OR 97339


Meets the last Tuesday of every month, from 3-5p.m., alternating between Corvallis and Albany locations to discuss issues/topics pertaining to the Hispanic community.

Centro Latino Americano in Lane County

944 West 5th Ave
Eugene, OR 97402


A bilingual multicultural agency dedicated to the empowerment of the Latino Community primarily in Lane County.

Oregon Association of Latino Administrators

P.O. Box 310
Cornelius, OR 97113


Formed to promote Latino educators, both current and aspiring, into positions of leadership in the State of Oregon through mentorship, networking, and professional development.

Casa Latinos Unidos de Benton County

128 SW 9th St
Corvallis, OR 97333


Serving the Latino Community and promoting Family Well-being.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9a.m. - 1p.m. and Wednesdays from 5:30p.m. - 9p.m.

Juntos Podemos Family Center

2475 Lancaster Dr, NE, B-9
Salem, OR 97305


A One-Stop Family support center for Latino families who have a child with developmental disabilities. Connect families with the resources they need to better support their children. They unite families, public services, and community.
Immigrant / Migrant Resources

Latino Community Association

1130 NW Harriman St
Bend, OR 97701


Created to help Spanish-speaking immigrants to the Bend area adjust and thrive. Services offered include legal and medical referrals, translation services, and job assistance.


700 Marion St, NE
Salem, OR 97301


Oregon’s statewide, grassroots immigrant rights coalition. Works to defend and advance immigrant rights through coordination with local, state, and national coalitions and allies.


300 Young St
Woodburn, OR 97071


Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN), is Oregon's union of farmworkers, nursery, and reforestation workers, and largest Latino organization. PCUN empowers farmworkers to understand and take action against systematic exploitation and all of its effects.


1131 SE Oak St
Portland, OR 97214


VOZ is a Workers’ Rights Education Project that is a worker-led organization. It empowers immigrants and day laborers to gain control over their working conditions.

American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon: Immigrant Rights

P.O. Box 40585
Portland, OR 97240


The ACLU of Oregon is an advocacy organization dedicated to providing information for immigrant, refugee, and non-citizen rights.

Jobs with Justice

6025 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97215


A national campaign for workers’ rights. Working through coalitions of labor, community, religious and constituency organizations. Fighting for workers’ rights and economic justice.


1274 5th St, Suite 1-A
Woodburn, OR 97071


The FHDC (Farmworker Housing Development Corporation) was created to develop farmworker leadership for stronger and more secure families and communities through affordable housing, social services, education, and economic development.

Benton County Jobs and Internships:

Benton County is currently recruiting for the positions listed on the Current Employment Opportunities page.

To apply for any of the positions, a Benton County Employment Application Form is required (printable copy linked above). Applications are accepted only for posted positions and all application materials must be submitted to the Human Resources Office before 5:00 pm on the position deadline date. This includes any resumes or other supplemental materials to be considered. To request an application packet by mail, please call our office @ 541.766.6081. For more information on student internships, visit the student interns page.

Scholarship Database

This section is dedicated to a variety of scholarship databases as well as scholarships for Latinas/os.

Scholarship Databases
Hispanic College Fund Hispanic Heritage Foundation
 Go College   Awards for Hispanics
 Scholarships for Hispanics Fastweb (Hispanic Scholarships)
 Las Culturas Scholarships List EDU in Review
 The Geneseo Migrant Center

Oregon Student Assistance Commission


Scholarship Foundations
Aspen Institute Coca-Cola Scholars
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Gates Millennium Scholars
Jackie Robinson Foundation Latin American Professional Women's Foundation
Ronald McDonald House Charities U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute


Citizens / Residents Scholarships
Lowrider Magazine Scholarship Fund College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
State Farm Companies Foundation Scholarship Telacu Education Foundation
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans Oregon Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program
Horace Mann Scholarship Oregon PTA Teacher Education
Oregon Troops to Teachers Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship