Mission Statement

La Casa Latina is a crossroad of academic, personal, and professional growth for University of Pennsylvania students interested in Latin@ and Latin America cultures. Through advising, leadership development, academic, social and cultural programming we expand student access to the University’s resources to achieve their fullest potential.

La Casa Latina’s Goals

  • Collaborate with the Latino Coalition to create programs that represent the rich diversity of the Latino Community and reflect the artistic, academic, cultural, social and political aspects of all Latinos at Penn.

  • Establish new resources, programs and services to attract new Latino members of the community to La Casa Latina. 

  • Put in place resources and services providing educational and leadership opportunities that will ensure the retention and success of Penn Latino students.

  • Partner with University departments to provide resources, services, and programs toward the goal of retaining Latino students.

  • Develop revenue sources for the support of its new programming, resources, services and facilities.

  • Establish new resources, programs and services to recruit and better serve first-year Latino students in their transition to college and integration at Penn. 

  • Increase the community’s awareness and utilization of its services through outreach programs.

8-Principals that guide La Casa Latina programming:

  • Support student dialogue and build Latinx Unity
  • Intellectually stimulating
  • Leadership/Community development
  • Intercultural dialogue, collaborations and partnerships
  • Latinx culturally grounded education
  • Building presence of La Casa Latina across Penn
  • Student led programming
  • Safe space for Latinx students and allies