La Casa promotes academic excellence, personal growth and cultural pride through a combination of support services and programming. The center also assists in the recruitment and retention of Latino students, faculty and staff. As an advocacy office and link between the university and Latino community, La Casa works closely with other campus units, the Bloomington community, state and national groups.

La Casa helps students succeed by providing:

  • Information and referral to resources for academic and professional development.
  • Programs and activities to enrich the university experience and enhance personal and intellectual growth.
  • Support to develop self-reliance and to recognize individual strengths and needs.
  • Opportunities to develop leadership and communication skills.


Lillian Casillas, Director Lillian Casillas-Origel, Director
Leticia Gonzalez Leticia Gonzalez, Administrative Assistant

Susan Caman

Susan M. Caman, Graduate Assistant