La Casita Student Resource Center

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La Casita Student Resource Center is a space for those interested in learning more about the Hispanic and Latin cultures. La Casita will work closely with the Hispanic Latino Association student organization.

La Casita was developed to give voice to the rich heritage of the Hispanic/Latin cultures. La Casita is the hub of cultural programs, activities, awareness building, and celebration. La Casita focuses on:

  • Assisting in the retention and graduation of multicultural students by fostering a sense of community through intellectual, social, and cultural exchange
  • Providing and promoting safe spaces for challenging dialogue about students’ experiences and concerns

Hispanic/Latino Graduation Recognition Ceremony

The Office of Multicultural Services & Programs in partnership with Hispanic Latino Alliance are asking you to participate in the Hispanic/Latino Graduation Recognition Ceremony. The ceremony is an annual celebration intended to highlight the accomplishments of Hispanic/Latino students at ISU.

The reception will be held at the Charles E. Brown African American Cultural Center on the campus of Indiana State University.

Fall 2017 Ceremony: November 30, 2017 6-7:30pm Deadline to apply: November 22, 2017
Apply here

Spring 2018 Ceremony: April 20, 2018 6-7:30pm Deadline to apply: April 12, 2018
Apply here

Hispanic/Latino Book Scholarship

La Casita Student Resource Center and the Office of Multicultural Services & Programs are sponsoring a book scholarship for Hispanic/Latino students. Two $250 book scholarships will be awarded to students of Hispanic/Latino descent. To learn more about the scholarship, please review the La Casita Scholarship Requirements below. The application link is also below. Completed application and essay due by:

  • February 6, 2018 (Spring award)
  • September 10, 2018 (Fall award)

application-pdf.png La Casita Scholarship Requirements

To apply go for the Hispanic/Latino Book Scholarship application please visit the Branch scholarship database. You can also access The Branch by signing into MYISU and click on THE BRANCH box. Once you are in the Branch, search using the word Hispanic. You will be then be able to access the application.

If you are unable to locate the scholarship or application, please do not hesitate to send an email to La Casita Student Resource Center ISU-LaCasita@mail.indstate.edu to contact the Office of Multicultural Services & Programs at (812) 237-2877.

Latin Date Night Auction and Taste of Mexico

Late Date Night Auction, sponsored by La Casita Student Resource Center and the Hispanic Latino Alliance, was developed to create a Hispanic/Latino Book Scholarship. Fall 2017 saw the first two recipients awarded a $250 book scholarship.

  • Gabriella Hamm
  • Alexander Becker

The Fall 2017 Latin Date Night Auction and Taste of Mexico (authentic food)
7-9pm on November 2, 2017
Charles E. Brown African American Cultural Center

Latin Date Auction

This is a fun, innocent, meet new people and raise money for a good cause! Everyone must understand that your "date" has no obligation beyond the agreed upon time after the auction is concluded. If you are made to feel uncomfortable or threatened at any time, we will end the date early. Your comfort and safety is key. There are only 20 date slots available, so sign up early! If you would like to bid on a date, bring your money and come to the auction. All proceeds go to the Hispanic/Latino Book Scholarship fund.

To view the guidelines, application-pdf.png click here

Sign up to be participate in the date auction as a "date" complete the Latin Date Night Auction Form.

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

On behalf of the Office of Multicultural Services & Programs you are cordially invited to attend the Opening Day Reception of the 2017 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration -The Kaleidoscope of Culture.

The National Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States of America. It also commemorates the culture and heritage of the Hispanic people. This national observance begin in 1968 as a week-long, Hispanic Heritage Week, under President Lyndon Johnson. President Reagan extended it to an entire month in 1988. The Hispanic Heritage Month was enacted into law on August 17, 1988. Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15, 2017.

Our month of celebration and recognition will begin with our opening reception to be held on September 19, 2017 from 5-7pm in the Hulman Memorial Student Union, Dede I. We will be joined by an exciting photographer Alexandra McNichols-Torroledo who will share her work, VISION of Latino Art and Culture. Our guest speaker will be Indiana State University Trustee Kathy G. Cabello.

Please consider joining us in sharing this special annual tribute of Hispanic and Latino American’s contributions and achievements that have enriched our nation.

The entire month of activities, programs, and events will be posted soon.

If you have questions, please call the office or email us at isu-msp@mail.indstate.edu

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Hulman Memorial Student Union

7th Floor
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809

Phone: 812-237-2877
Fax: 812-237-8774

Office Hours
Monday-Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Resource Center Hours
Monday-Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM