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Mission and History

Mission

The mission of Latinx Student Services (LSS) is to provide services, programs and resources that empower Latinx students to persist and graduate, develop and strengthen their self-advocacy and leadership skills, and contribute to the advancement of the communities they are part of.

Most importantly, LSS seeks to be a safe inclusive place where students feel a sense of belonging and community and find pride in their self-identified identities, affinities, and culture.

History

Originally established in 1994 to support a majority of international and 2nd generation hispano/latino students, the office of Hispano/Latino Student Services was re-branded in 2014 under the Latin@ Student Services (LSS) name in recognition of the changing demographics and needs of current Latinx students at Augsburg University. As of 2017, the LSS office will now serve under Latinx Student Services.

 

During the 2016-2017 academic year, 207 Augsburg students self-identified as Latinx. These students represent a diversity of identities, cultural and national backgrounds, individual and community experiences, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, class, and immigration statuses.