PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
Our programs and events promote inclusion and highlight the diversity of the Latinx identity.
Latinx Heritage Month 2022!
This year’s Latinx Heritage Month was one for the books! La CASA hosted and collaborated with campus partners to host events promoting our theme for this year’s heritage month, “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Community.” Our committee and student staff team worked tirelessly to host the best LHM USC has ever seen!
Meet the Staff Event!
La CASA’s Cultural Ambassadors loves to interact with all of the center’s visitors and act as a resource to Latinx students. La CASA invites all students to our center for a meet and greet event where students can not only meet our center staff, but each other. This event promotes unity and inclusivity, and is always a highlight of the year with the delicious food we serve!
Latinx Graduate Celebration
Continuing the tradition since its inception in 1980, the Latinx Graduate Celebration takes place the night before USC Commencement. It celebrates graduating students’ personal and academic achievements in the spirit and traditions of our beautiful Latinx culture.
Latinx Empowerment Conference
This conference aims to support the research, academic success, and social justice activism of USC students. It provides Latinx students a formal, yet supportive setting to present one’s research.
The Student Equity & Inclusion Programs Fall Welcome invites first year students to build community amongst USC’s many diverse student populations. Incoming students will have the opportunity to learn about SEIP’s centers, programs, and resources and connect with their peers within and across the many identity-specific communities SEIP serves, including: Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American students; Black students; first-gen students; former foster youth students; Latinx/e students; LGBTQ+ students; Middle Eastern and North African students; Native American and Indigenous students; transfer students; undocumented students; and veteran students.
Finals Study Break
Amidst the stress of finals, La CASA seeks to support their hardworking students by offering extended center hours and a number of free resources during finals week. This program is meant to provide students with a small break from their studies by giving them free food and free academic school supplies. School supplies include scantrons, pencils, blue books, index cards and highlighters.
Latinx Holiday Celebrations
Focused on celebrating the abundant holiday celebrations that are celebrated by the Latinx community in North, Central and South America. It will serve to honor the diversity found in the Latinx student population and will promote the intersectionality of our students.