Events and activities held throughout the year are open to everyone. You can view a list of programs in La Casa's Event Page.
Examples of programs we host every year:
Latino Retreat: Usually held on the second weekend of the fall semester, this event provides an opportunity for new and returning students to connect with each other, develop skills and begin identifying support systems for the coming school year.
Colectiva Dinners: The goal of the Colectiva Dinners, which are held once a month is to provide opportunity for Latino students to meet new and returning students, foster a sense of community and discuss issues that impact Latina/os on campus and beyond.
National Hispanic Heritage Month: La Casa, along with other departments and organizations, host a variety of events to commemorate this time. Check out our 2015 National Hispanic Heritage Month Event Calendar.
Latino Men Initiative: This group brings together Latino men from all areas of the campus including undergraduate, graduate, staff, and faculty. Why this group? Through interactions with other Latino men in the IU community, our goal is to help participants (especially undergraduate males) develop a support system and provide opportunities to learn and grow personally and academically.
Dia de los Muertos: This event, which honors our ancestors, is held in early November. It features traditional altars, food and activities such as making sugar skulls, masks and papel picado.
Honoring Cesar Chavez: During the month of March a program is held once a week to commemorate Cesar Chavez and Latino activism.
Latino Congratulatory Ceremony: This ceremony, held on graduation day in May, recognizes graduating Latino undergraduate and graduate students in a celebration that includes family and friends.
Alma Internship: This internship program seeks to address the needs of the IU Latino community. By developing informed skilled collaborative-based leaders, we hope to inform the university regarding topics and issues pertinent to the IU Latino community through event programming and policy research.