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ABOUT US

Our Mission and Values

Established in 1972, Latinx Chicanx Center for Advocacy and Student Affairs (La CASA) provides empowerment through cultural identity, leadership and social consciousness development, as well as community building for undergraduate and graduate students at USC.

La CASA strives to educate the campus about Latinx issues and the ethnic diversity represented within the community (i.e. Central & South America, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Puerto Rico), by offering programs and services that focus on intersectionality.

La CASA Staff

Greedley F. Harris III, M.S.

SEIP Manager, Strategic Partnership:

Greedley F. Harris, III is the  SEIP Manager for Strategic Partnerships and oversees two cultural centers: The Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs (CBCSA) as well as the Latinx Chicanx Center for Advocacy and Student Affairs (La CASA). In addition, he oversee two of our cultural lounges: The Middle Eastern North African (MENA) lounge and the Native American Pacifica lounge (NAPL). 

Leticia Delgado (aka Leti)

Center Supervisor

Leticia Delgado aka “Leti” is the  Center Supervisor for the Latinx Chicanx Center for Advocacy and Student Affairs (La CASA). In addition, she supervises the amazing student staff  of La CASA. 

She plans, organizes, and delivers student programs services and activities for La CASA.

Student Staff

Meet La CASA’s Undergraduate Culture Ambassadors (RCA’s) and Graduate Culture Ambassadors (GCA’s)! The Culture Ambassador position exists to help develop, coordinate and manage culturally enriching, thought provoking, supportive programming. In addition, RCA’s serve as leaders in the Chicanx/Latinx community, who create opportunities and promote unity within the Chicanx/Latinx community at USC. Finally, RCAs also serve as leaders in the intercultural USC community. RCA’s build bridges with other diverse communities at USC by collaborating with other offices/departments/clubs & organizations. Graduate Culture Ambassadors assist the office with various projects that support our Chicanx/Latinx community and initiatives that we have here at La CASA.

Alyssa Matias

Alyssa Matias (she/her/hers)

Hello everyone! My name is Alyssa Matias, and I am a senior at USC studying political science on the pre-law track. I started working at La CASA as a freshman in 2019, and it was the best decision I could have made! I've met amazing students and staff here, and can't wait to finish my senior year working at the center. Fight on!

Melanie Chavarria

Melanie Chavarria (she/her/hers)

Hello everyone! My name is Melanie Chavarria and I am a senior majoring in International Relations. My pronouns are she/her/hers. I recently joined the staff at La CASA this Fall 2021 semester. My experience with La CASA has been amazing! Even before becoming a part of the staff, La CASA allowed me to connect with people who look like me and who share similar backgrounds as me. Now as a staff member at La CASA, I look forward to working closely with the Latinx community at USC as well as other cultural centers on campus! I am very excited to be a part of a community that works hard to empower others!

Sarah Torres

Sarah Torres (she/her/hers)

Hi everyone! My name is Sarah Torres, my pronouns are she/her/hers, and I am a junior majoring in International Relations. I joined the staff at La CASA this fall and I am so excited to be part of such an important center on campus. The efforts of La CASA go beyond student involvement, they empower and bring together communities. I’m looking forward to meeting people that I can connect with and learn from this semester!

Julissa Vargas

Julissa Vargas (she/her/hers)

Hi everyone! My name is Julissa Vargas, and I am a junior studying Applied and Computational Mathematics. My favorite thing about La CASA is all the resources and support they provide to students, which are especially useful for me as a commuter student. La CASA feels like my home away from home. I am most excited to meet new people and support the needs of students.

Daniel Recinos

Daniel Recinos

Hi everyone, my name is Daniel Recinos and I am a senior majoring in International Relations and minoring in Latin American Studies. You can also find me in the mariachi playing violin! For me, La CASA gave me a space where I was able to meet some of my closest friends and I’m so excited to be a part of the team that strengthens our community. Can’t wait to be an advocate for the Latine population on campus.

Samantha Jimenez

Samantha Jimenez (she/her/ella)

Hi everyone! My name is Samantha Jimenez I am a first-year graduate student at the Rossier School of Education where I am earning my Master of Education degree in Postsecondary Administration & Student Affairs. I attend Chapman University down in Orange County where I was involved in our campus's Latinx club. While being club President my passion for building a community for Latinx students started. I am very excited to meet you all!