LSSO Advocacy

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/x 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/x 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 Latina/o/x 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.