Lazos, in Spanish "ties" (as in "family ties"), is a culturally and linguistically relevant mentoring initiative focusing on Latinx/Hispanic students, but all students are welcome to participate!
From a unique perspective that takes into account their specific culture and language, Latinx/Hispanic faculty and staff offer one-on-one culturally concordant support to promote student academic success and a sense of belonging.
Students receive support from their mentors (padrinos, madrinas) in a variety of ways. For example, they can receive advice on course selection and recommendations on the sequence in which the courses should be taken; field-specific advice on expectations for successful students; information about enrichment opportunities such as internships, participation in research activities, study-abroad programs and other extracurricular activities; and advice on résumé building, to name a few. Mentors can also help students adjust to campus life, and offer students living away from their families a warm and welcoming place to learn and grow.
Whether you are a Latinx/Hispanic student or faculty/staff, or anyone who is interested, we invite you to participate! Please complete the corresponding form which will give us information used to best match you with your mentor or mentee.