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 Latin students, faculty and staff. As an advocacy office and link between the university and Latino community, La Casa works closely with other campus units, individuals and the Bloomington community.

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
Deisy Lopez

Deisy Lopez, Graduate Assistant

Paola M Hernandez Barón

"Aqui y Ahora con Paola- Where we talk about what's going on for you."

Mondays (except Thanksgiving week)

4:30-6:30pm at La Casa

Need someone to talk or give some extra support? Someone to reach out for whatever you may need. Come see me Paola M Hernandez Barón. Some examples on how I can help: adjustment/transition to college or other changes in your life; relationships including family, friends, and significant others; anxiety or stress; school/work; future goals; career path/goals; goal setting; time-management/organization; or just for someone objective and confidential to listen and offer support.

Paola M. Hernandez Barón, Counseling Psychology