Latino Center

About

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The Latino Center seeks to be a home for past, current, and future students, as well as a place for students to find their familia and role models on campus. The office aids all Wright State University colleges in the recruitment, retention, and connection of Latino students, faculty, and staff. Lastly, the office serves as a bridge between the university and the community in order to empower Latinos to be catalysts for leading sustainable change in our various, integrated, and diverse communities.

Mission

The Latino Center fosters a supportive environment that enhances the success of Latino students and the Latino community. We will recruit, retain, empower, graduate, and advance Latino/Hispanic students at Wright State University.

Vision

Wright State University's Latino Center will be a model for the Midwest to raise the level of educational attainment in the Latino community.

Goals

The WSU Latino Center is strongly committed to the following:

  • Providing a safe space for all students irrespective of class, sexual orientation, nationality, citizenship, or immigrant status
  • Increasing academic, social, and leadership opportunities for Latino/Hispanic students at WSU
  • Increasing collaborative efforts amongst Latino/Hispanic faculty, staff, students, and community
  • Increasing awareness of the value of family involvement in a student's educational journey and engaging the family through outreach initiatives
  • Aiding in the increase of Latino/Hispanic student retention, persistence, course completion and graduation rates
  • Increasing awareness of the Latino/Hispanic student experience

Major Events Include:

  • Festivities Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
  • The Amigos Latinos Gala
  • La Comida Events Once a Month
  • Collaboration with Residential Community Association (RCA) Movie Nights
  • Collaborations with the Puerto Rican, American and Caribbean Organization (PACO) Dayton Hispanic Festival
  • Volunteer Opportunities with El Puente Learning Center
  • Live Latino Music Nights

Staff

Catherine Amaris Hernandez Hogan, M.Ed.

Department:
Inclusive Excellence
Title:
Assistant Director, Latino Center
Address:
Student Union 108 A, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

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