An MCAE LLC for Latinx students
CASA SOL provides opportunities for students to explore their own identity as well as opportunities for students who want to reach beyond their own cultural background and learn about the experiences of others.
The goal of the CASA SOL Living Learning Community is to provide a supportive community where the academic experiences of students are nurtured and enriched, and to help students make friends and find their niche on campus. Participants have the opportunity to live, study, and participate in curricular activities together.
CASA SOL gives you the opportunity to connect with the Latinx community on campus, find academic support, explore leadership opportunities, and, of course, have fun! CASA SOL students participate in cultural events, networking events, workshops, and a community that will make them feel at home at the University! CASA SOL ensures access to academic resources in an environment that understands where you are coming from.
About MCAE LLCs
The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) invites incoming first-year students who are first-generation and/or Black, Indigenous, and Students of Color (BISOC) to live in a close knit and dynamic community at the University of Minnesota. MCAE has four educational support priorities for the LLC residents: sense of belonging, self-efficacy, academic support, and navigating a predominantly white institution (PWI). We acknowledge that MCAE LLC residents hold diverse identities and their lived experiences exist beyond the walls of the university.
The MCAE Living Learning Communities (LLC) encompass five identity-based communities, which include: