CLSA Programs and Services
CLSA offers the following programs and services:
New Student Retreat
- A three-day community-building experience that strengthens social and
cultural ties. Located in a rustic mountain setting (with all the
modern amenities), the Retreat is an invaluable opportunity for all
participants to interact and build friendships. Team-building
activities such as Sponsor-led sessions, campfires, volleyball, nature
hikes and crystal-clear mountain evenings under the stars are enjoyed
by all. New students begin the academic year invigorated, and with a
strong sense of belonging within the Chicano/Latino college community.
Día de la Familia
- Family Day is a joyous occasion uniting current students, their
families and the Chicano/Latino college community. Families enjoy an
afternoon of good food, student talent, music, lively conversation and
student talent. Recognition is given for academic achievement,
leadership and community service, as well as a special acknowledgement
to graduating seniors.
- A time to relax and refresh, study breaks are a great opportunity to
visit with other students while taking a few moments away from the
books. CLSA is happy to host a number of study breaks during the year.
- A celebration which includes a bilingual ceremony and reception for
seniors, graduate students and their families. This celebration is
coordinated by a committee of undergraduates who wish to honor and
highlight the achievements of Chicano/Latino students.
Alumni Sessions and Panels
- Sessions provide an opportunity for undergraduates to meet with alumni
to discuss careers, postgraduate perspectives and build networks for
professional growth and development.
Latino Leadership Council
- Leadership from Chicano/Latino student organizations on campus come
together for discussion of campus issues and to collaborate on joint
Chapbook “Almas Unidas: Nuestra Visión”
- The Chapbook serves as a medium for students to have their original
poetry, short stories, essays, monologues and art work submitted for
publication. The book is published in the Spring semester.
Dolores Huerta Leadership Gala Planning Committee
- Students assist in planning and implementation of this event where
student leaders are recognized for their community service both on and
off-campus. The Dolores Huerta Leadership Gala is the culminating event
of the César Chávez Commemoration.
Chicano Latino Graduation Planning Committee
- This celebration is coordinated by a committee of undergraduates who
wish to honor and highlight the achievements of Chicano Latino students.
Events (Cultural and Community Issues)
Latino Heritage Month
- A calendar of events that celebrates the cultural heritage of
Chicanos and Latinos. Films, speakers, lectures and social events all
constitute the five-college celebration held in the Fall semester.
César Chávez Commemoration
- Celebrates the life and accomplishments of the founder of the United
Farm Workers Union. Speakers, lectures, dinners and musical events are
all part of the extensive five-college celebration.
- These outings are planned to complement relevant issues to the
Chicano/Latino community and CLSA programming.
Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe
- An annual celebration in honor of La Virgin de Guadalupe, the Patroness
Saint of the Americas, co-hosted every December with the Chaplain’s
Office. The commemoration includes a Mass with music, followed by a
traditional meal. In addition to being a spiritual event, this is also
a cultural celebration throughout the Americas. Everyone is welcome to
- Students are encouraged to express themselves creatively through these
sessions with cultural themes.
Guest Speakers and Lecturers
- The academic year is augmented with speakers addressing important
issues to students and the Chicano/Latino community.
24-Hour Building Access
- Students are able to utilize CLSA after business hours and on weekends.
It is a comfortable space to study, use the computers or watch a movie.
- Student-designated computers with printers and internet access are
available on a 24/7 basis at CLSA. In addition, wireless internet
access is available in the lounge area.
- Provides a central location where students gain information regarding
scholarships, graduate and professional programs, fellowships,
internships and senior theses.
- Maintains students informed of upcoming scheduled events and programs.
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