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 Special Projects Assistants and Graduate Assistant! The Special Projects Assistant (SPA) position exists to help develop, coordinate and manage numerous cultural enrichment, thought provoking and support programming. In addition, SPA’s serves as a leader in the Chicanx/Latinx community, who will create opportunities for more unity within the Chicanx/Latinx community at USC. Finally, SPAs will also serve as a leader in the Intercultural USC community by building bridges with other diverse communities by working collaboratively with other USC offices/departments/clubs & organizations. And our Graduate Assistant assists the office with various projects that better help support our Chicanx/Latinx community and initiatives that we have here at La CASA.

Jackie Acosta

Jackie Acosta (she/her/hers)

Hi everyone! My name is Jacquelyn Acosta, but I also go by Jackie. I am a second-year graduate student at Rossier School of Education, pursuing my Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs. I joined La CASA in the Summer of 2021, and my experience has been phenomenal. I look forward to building off the values and mission of La CASA to empower and uplift such a resilient and diverse community. I take pride in working for La CASA, knowing that it creates a safe and welcoming space for students trying to navigate a predominantly white institution (PWI). I look forward to interacting with all of our students, and I cannot wait to see what this next year brings for us all! If you would like to connect with me, feel free to reach out to me at jnacosta@usc.edu.

Kristal Silva

Kristal Silva (she/her/hers)

Hi everyone, my name is Kristal Silva! I am a senior studying Communications with a minor in Computer Programming. I joined the La CASA team in the Fall of 2019 (Halloween!). My experience so far has been amazing! La CASA has helped me with my transition as a transfer student by networking and making friends, while also being allowed to publicly advocate for my community. My favorite thing about La CASA has to be the memories I’ve created with my coworkers and students. It’s always so rewarding knowing I’m helping make a difference for students through representation and support. Speaking for all of the La CASA student team and my supervisor Leti, we look forward to all of the great things you have in store, and can’t wait to see what the year will bring! You can reach me at kasilva@usc.edu.

Rebecca Hernandez

Rebecca Hernandez (she/her/hers)

Hello! My name is Rebecca Hernandez and I am a current Sophomore majoring in Biological Sciences in the Pre-dental track. My pronouns are she/her/ hers. I joined the La CASA team in Summer 2021. My favorite part of working in La CASA so far is that La CASA team members acknowledge students’ intersectionalities when events or programs are planned. Feel free to reach out to me at Rh75442@usc.edu

Melanie Chavarria

Melanie Chavarria (she/her/hers)

Hello everyone! My name is Melanie Chavarria and I am a junior 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!

JJ Flores

JJ Flores (they/them)

¡Epa! I am JJ Flores and I’m a first-year Journalism student. I dedicate my life to leading social change and creating compelling stories because I believe we must all strive to leave this world better and more enriched than we found it. I am so excited to see what I get to do with LA CASA!

Julissa Vargas

Julissa Vargas (she/her/hers)

Hi everyone! My name is Julissa Vargas, and I am a sophomore 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.