Latinx Student Success

Latinx Student Success

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion's Latinx Student Success (LSS) team works to cultivate Latinx communities for academic, social, and professional support. The LSS team promotes full inclusion of Latinx students and seeks to raise the visibility of Latinx groups on campus. Through high impact programs and collaborations, the LSS team is here to serve students, staff, and faculty of the Ohio State Latinx community.

LSS in the news

MESA Mentor to do undergraduate research at Notre Dame

Latinx Student Success MESA program mentor Ale Zaleta Lastra has been selected to participate in a summer research program at the University of Notre Dame.

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DONATE: Latinx Student Success for Proyecto Mariposas

The Latinx Student Success team brings you a collaboration between ODI's Latinx Student Success (LSS) and Proyecto Mariposas. We are excited to raise money to fund a DACA application for an undocumented youth of Proyecto Mariposas.

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LSS student selected for prestigious Congressional Internship Program

Brandon Hernandez, a scholar in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s MESA Leadership Institute has been accepted to the Spring 2021 Congressional Internship Program (CIP) sponsored by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute.

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MESA: Early Arrival Program

The MESA: Early Arrival Program is a four-day residential program for incoming first-year Latinx students. Before the start of the autumn semester, MESA: EAP prepares students for university life by providing educational and resourceful workshops, engaging presentations, and team-building activities. MESA programs are centralized around four core themes: Mentorship, Empowerment, Service, and Academic Success.

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MESA: Leadership Institute

The MESA: Leadership Institute is a comprehensive semester-long empowerment program for first-year Latinx students. The Leadership Institute partners a small cohort of first-year Latinx students with peer mentors and provides evidence-based workshops on social, academic, and professional success. Additionally, cultural conversations and community-building activities are interwoven throughout the institute. MESA programs are centralized around four core themes: Mentorship, Empowerment, Service, and Academic Success.

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Conversaciones con Café

A monthly event series coordinated by the LSS team, CCC programs unite Latinx-identifying students for conversations and activities that strengthen academic achievement, cultivate a sense of identity on campus, and/or serve the greater Columbus community.

Latinx Student Success strives to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including people with disabilities, to fully engage. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact the LSS team.

Sponsored Programs and Collaborations

Latinx Resources at Ohio State

The Ohio State University offers an abundance of resources, please use this page to locate offices and units, student organizations, academic support, career advice, and more!

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Latinx Space for Enrichment and Research

Latinx Space for Enrichment and Research (LASER) provides resources, access, mentorship and guidance to our LASER scholars, all with the hopes of making college a tangible experience for the Latinx community and other historically underrepresented peoples.

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¿Qué Pasa, Ohio State?

¿Qué Pasa, Ohio State? is a magazine that showcases the important work happening in the Latinx community at Ohio State in the form of research essays, event reports, creative works of poetry and fiction, recognition of the professional achievements of alumni, faculty and student profiles, and food reviews.

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SACNAS Bound Buckeyes

SACNAS Bound Buckeyes promotes undergraduate student STEM research engagement through travel scholarships to national conferences and coaching sessions to develop presentation skills. Cosponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Undergraduate research office.

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