The Student Life Center for Belonging and Social Change’s Latinx Initiatives offers a home away from home for Latino students across Ohio State. We focus on the most salient issues impacting the Latino community at Ohio State. The scope of these programs addresses the changing advocacy needs of Latinos in local and national contexts, as well as in the Ohio State campus community. Heritage and awareness programming offer a place for everyone to explore the diversity among Latinos, traditions, cultural heritage and identity.

The CBSC offers an open and affirming space for students to develop leadership and wellness skills, and to find community together.

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For additional information about programs services, please contact Indra Leyva.

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La Casa

La Casa is a space for relationship building, acceptance, and empowerment. We welcome all Latinx/é identifying students to come together and build community through engaging in conversation, sharing your unique experience as a Latinx/é Buckeye, and learning about others across our communities. We host a different activity or discussion each week, often facilitated by peer leaders or members of Latinx/é student organizations, alumni, or community partners. 

La Casa meets in the Student Life Center for Belonging and Social Change (located on the first floor of the Ohio Union) every Wednesday at 6 p.m. This program is a drop-in space. We encourage folks to come every week, but you are welcome to drop in whenever you can! 

For more information, contact Madison Eagle.

UCLO: University Council of Latinx Organizations

The University Council of Latinx Organizations (UCLO) is an opportunity to foster communications among various social, professional, and educational Latinx/ Hispanic organizations, advocate for the continuing developmental, social, and cultural programming for Latinx/ Hispanic students, faculty, and staff at The Ohio State University, and sponsor collaborative events with the aim of further uniting the community.

For information, contact Indra Leyva Cook at


The Center for Belonging and Social Change offers the following workshops related to Latinx identities and perspectives: 

  • Understanding Latinx Communities

  • Honoring Our Ancestors

  • The Coming-Out Narrative in Latinx Media

These workshops are available by request to groups of ten or more during the academic year. To request a workshop, please complete the Workshop Request Form at least four weeks in advance of your requested workshop date. Please note that all workshop requests are dependent on staff availability.