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Latin American Student Organization (LASO)

LASO members

LASO membersThe Latin American Student Organization’s objectives are to provide a scholastic, cultural, political and social environment; to nurture unity and pride among Latino students at WIU and to concentrate on the recruitment of Latino students to Western Illinois University. In the fall, LASO has a retreat held at Camp McBride in Burlington, Iowa as leadership training for students. LASO members This is also a bonding experience between old and new officers and members.There are several activities held during the 2 day stay that teach team building and leadership skills and to foster closeness between the students. In the spring, an officer’s training retreat is held in the Multicultural Center to introduce the new officers; to their own particular officer’s duties, the university policies, renew their constitution and to acquaint them with the Robert’s Rules of Order.An etiquette luncheon is part of the retreat and is held at the University Union.   The etiquette luncheon is taught by a professor in the Dietetics, Fashion Merchandising and Hospitality Department, to instruct students in the proper table manners, etiquette and provides a foundation for student’s when they go on job interviews or attend formal functions. LASO has many events during Hispanic Heritage Month, Homecoming and throughout the academic year.

Contact Info

Casa Latina Cultural Center
1 University circle
Macomb, IL 61455

E-mail: casa@wiu.edu
Phone: (309) 298-3379
Fax: (309) 298-2567

Office Hours of Operation

M-F: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.