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Guided by the profile, survey data as well as input from students, alumni, staff and faculty, LSSO identifies gaps in services and support for Latina/o students and takes steps to address them directly, or works with relevant University offices to better meet student needs. Recent examples of this advocacy include:
- Presented on Latina/o student experience and needs to counseling and psychological services (CAPS) staff.
- Collaborated with the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI) and the DREAM Team student organization to improve services for undocumented students, and publish a web resource page Undocumented Students at Cornell
- Support development of growth mindset and social belonging strategies on campus.
- Outreach at New Student Orientation, as well as events at OADI and the Center for Intercultural Dialogue.
- Cosponsor programming with Arts & Sciences Career Services on internships and Cornell Abroad:
- Accompanied five undergraduates to the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) 2014 annual conference.
- Participate regularly at the Cornell Diversity Community meetings.
- Outreach to Resident Assistants during R.A. training.
The Latina/o Student Success Office exists to help students find their voice, their niche(s), and yes, even their classroom here at Cornell. No question is too big or too small.