The Latino Student Success Program is a multi-faceted approach to assisting Hispanic students during their time at CBU. The LSS program is made possible by a private grant that will fund the program over the next seven years. This commitment to providing education that's affordable and accessible to all students parallels that of John Baptist de la Salle, the founder of the Christian Brothers. The program is broken up into the following areas:
Financial: CBU has made a significant pledge of support to area students who are ineligible for state and federal financial aid. CBU provides financial support to students from all walks of life-currently about 97% of all undergraduate students rely on financial aid. This support includes both scholarships and loans. The program is designed to level the playing field for these students, providing an opportunity for self-improvement and a brighter future through an undergraduate education. For more information on scholarships for Latino students, visit the CBU Scholarship Page
Outreach: In fall of 2014, several Latino students at CBU founded a student-run organization called Hola CBU to meet the unique needs of Latino students in the CBU community and further cultural awareness of Hispanic heritage. Currently the organization has over 80 members, and has plans to expand its outreach to the wider Memphis community. Learn more about Hola CBU HERE.
Partnerships: Part of LSS's success also comes through our partnership with Latino Memphis, a local agency that assists Latinos in the Greater Memphis area by connecting, collaborating and advocating for health, education and justice. Learn more by visiting the Latino Memphis Home Page
This page will be updated in the coming months with resources and other information that pertains to involvement with the LSS program. Check back for more details!
WATCH: White House representatives visits CBU to learn more about the Latino Student Success Program
Recently CBU was visited by two representatives from the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics as part of their tour across the United States. Below are some of the articles about CBU and the White House visit:
White House, CBU tackling issues of undocumented students, economic development
Memphis Business Journal, 8/3/15
CBU makes $12.5 million commitment to immigrant students
Memphis Daily News, 8/4/15
CBU commits $12 million to helping Latino immigrants
Memphis Business Journal, 7/29/15
Christian Brothers University commits $12 million to helping Latino students
WREG Channel 3 Memphis, 7/28/15