Hispanic Outreach

Prairie State College offers the following activities for Hispanic students:

All Latin Alliance

All Latin Alliance is a PSC club giving enrolled students the opportunity to get involved in extracurricular activities. Through the club activities, students have the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and provide cultural awareness events on campus.

Annual Latino Student Leadership Conference for High School Students

At the first Latino Student Leadership Conference in 2003, approximately 150 high school students from all nine feeder schools in the PSC district were bused to campus. Program content has included presentations on why Latino students should go to college; explanation of what college is and its expectations; financial aid presentations; and testimonials from current PSC Latino students and Latino student graduates.

Annual Hispanic Professional Connection

This networking event encourages PSC Latino students to consider higher education and expose them to the various fields they may consider pursuing. student meet various professionals in different fields such as business, marketing, political science, and law.

United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI)

Our Latino students from the All Latin Alliance have attended regional and national conferences sponsored by this organization for about ten years. Students who attend these conferences persist and graduate from PSC or transfer to a baccalaureate granting institution and complete their education there. Through the conferences, our students are exposed to national and international leaders in politics, education and civil rights. Many of the keynote speakers are college educated, thus providing positive role models to first generation students. Many students have commented that the conference is a "life-changing" experience. In addition, students are encouraged to reflect and apply what they learned to their leadership roles here on campus.

Collegiate Leadership Development Program (CLDP)

CLDP consist of seven sessions in which Latino students have the opportunity to meet with staff and admnistrators at PSC as well as community leaders. The program was developed by the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute, and it serves to educate our young Latino students on the importance of staying active in their college and community.


Jennica Rodriguez
Hispanic Outreach Specialist/Enrollment Advisor