Lazos, in Spanish "ties" (as in "family ties"), is a culturally and linguistically relevant mentoring initiative for Latinx/Hispanic students.
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 can receive support from their mentors (padrinos, madrinas) in a variety of ways. For example, they can receive advise on course selection and recommendations on the sequence in which the courses should be taken; field-specific advise on expectations for successful students; information about enrichment opportunities like internships, participation in research activities, study abroad programs, and other extracurricular activities; advise 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, we invite you to participate! Please fill out the corresponding form to give us some basic information on the basis of which we will match you with your mentor or mentee.