A community for Latinx students


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Students in this Living Learning Community also receive the benefit of semester sessions with student mentors who are previous participants of CASA SOL. 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, as well as help in making friends and finding 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.

This community is open to first-year residents.


  • Individualized academic coaching and holistic support from MCAE staff
  • Academic grade checks at semester midpoint and end of semester (fall and spring)
  • Wellbeing programming including MCAE group fitness classes and stress management
  • Ongoing social and community-based events
  • Regular study nights with MCAE peer tutors
  • MCAE LLC alumni engagement
  • Intentional connections with various on-campus resource



Dr. Fernando Rodriguez
Director of the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence

Email: [email protected]

Daniel Morales Morales
Sr. Coordinator for In-Class Experience and Signature Events for Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence

Email: [email protected]

Additional Information

Programming is sponsored and organized in connection with the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) and the Community Advisors (CAs) on the floor who are excited about enhancing your living experience. 

Community Size

MCAE Living Learning Community has a limit of 100 students.


Students are given the option to room with members of their individual community or with a member of another community. For example, you are welcome to participate in the Huntley House for Black and African American men and request to live with someone from CASA SOL.

Second-Year Internships

Students who participate in one of the MCAE Living Learning Communities will be eligible to apply for one of MCAE’s second-year internship opportunities. The application process to become an intern begins in the spring semester. Your level of participation in the MCAE LLCs may serve as part of the criteria for being selected as an intern.

MCAE Living Learning Community Requirements

Students who select one of the MCAE LLC communities on their housing application will receive a follow-up email with application details. Interested students should consider the following requirements:

  • Must be a first-year student
  • Must share an identity as a first-generation student, American Indian, and/or a student of color
  • Must submit a completed MCAE LLC application.
  • Must attend the MCAE Kick Off prior to the start of the academic year
  • Must commit to participate in academic coaching and holistic support from MCAE staff
  • Must commit to attending regular community meetings and events
  • Must live on campus for the entire duration of the academic year (fall and spring)
  • Must be fully present at MCAE LLC events, remain open to new ideas and experiences, and make an effort to get to know other members of the MCAE LLC community

Live and learn with CASA SOL!