Guided by the profile, survey data as well as input from students, alumni, staff and faculty, LSSO identifies gaps in services and support for Latine 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 Latine 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 DACA/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, Cornell Abroad, Career Conversations.
- Accompanied ten undergraduates to the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) 2017 annual conference.
- Participate regularly at the Cornell Diversity Community meetings.
- Outreach to Resident Assistants during R.A. training.
The Latine 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.