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 Alliance 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

Annual Programs

Hispanic Heritage Month

On behalf of the Office of Multicultural Services and Programs you are cordially invited to join in sharing this special annual tribute of Hispanic and Latino American's contributions and achievements that have enriched our nation.

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, 2018. The National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers (NCHEPM), announced the 2018 Hispanic Heritage Month theme: “Hispanics: One Endless Voice to Enhance our Traditions.” The theme invites us to reflect on Hispanic American’s tradition, history and culture.

The month of celebration and recognition will begin with an opening reception to be held on from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. on September 4, 2018 in Hulman Memorial Student Union, Dede II.

Calendar of Events

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.

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.

2018/19 Academic Year Program

  • Pista Educational Game

    October 4, 2018
    HMSU 7th floor
    6-7:30pm

    Pista (Clue) will provide an interactive way of teaching. Players about historical and iconic figures in Hispanic and Latino cultures by using detective and analytic skills in an interactive mystery game. By the end of the event, Players would have learned how to utilize reasoning and observation skills, effectively manage time, analyze and strategize. This program will address the lack of communal knowledge of Hispanic and Latino history and their contributions to the world. Possessing this knowledge is of great importance as the world is becoming more diverse and Hispanic and Latinos are making up the second fastest and largest growing . population in the United States.

  • 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.

    The Latin Date Night Auction and Taste of Mexico are scheduled as follows
    ‒ October 25, 2018- Charles E. Brown African American Cultural Center, basement level, 6-8 p.m.
    ‒ February 28, 2019- Charles E. Brown African American Cultural Center, basement level, 6-8 p.m.

    Latin Date Auction is a fun, innocent, meet new people and raise money for a good cause event. 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, click here

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

  • Loteria – Bingo game of Chance, Mexican Version: Feb 18, 2019 @ Dede II, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Para Reír – Viewing of Hispanic Latino comedy: April 2, 2019 @ HMSU Room 718, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Pick and Play Movie Night – First to arrive picks a movie to watch! April 10, 2019 @ Dede II, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Cinco de Mayo: May 3, 2019 @ HMSU Commons, 12-2p.m
  • 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-Tirey Hall, 5-7 p.m. Deadline to apply: November 19, 2018
    Application

    Spring 2019 Ceremony – Friday, April 26, 2019, Heritage Ballroom-Tirey Hall, 5-7 p.m. Deadline to apply: April 8, 2019
    Application

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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