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 Heritage Month

Calendar of Events

Hispanic/Latino Graduation 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 ceremony will be held at the Heritage Ballroom on the campus of Indiana State University.

Fall 2018 Ceremony – Saturday, December 8, 2018, Heritage Ballroom, 5-7 p.m. Deadline to apply: November 19, 2018
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Spring 2019 Ceremony – Friday, April 26, 2019, Heritage Ballroom, 5-7 p.m. Deadline to apply: April 8, 2019
Application

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 can be found on The Branch.

  • September 4, 2018 (Fall award)

New award recipients will be announced at the Hispanic Heritage Month Opening Ceremony to be held on September 4, 2018, 5-7 p.m. in Dede II.

Application Deadline: September 1, 2018

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 2018 saw the first two recipients awarded a $250 book scholarship.

Latin Date Night Auction and Taste of Mexico (authentic food)

  • October 25, 2018- Charles E. Brown African American Cultural Center, basement level, 6-8 p.m.

  • February 24, 2019- Charles E. Brown African American Cultural Center, basement level, 6-8 p.m.

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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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