The Latinx Student Experience was created in response to our rapidly growing Latinx/Hispanic population in the UNT community. LSE's goal is to develop and foster success, pride, joy, culture, and leadership among our incoming Latinx/Hispanic students. LSE is a weekend retreat that allows our incoming freshman and transfer students to meet our Latinx student leaders and create a bond with their peers. They also have an opportunity to reflect on their journey to UNT and what they want to achieve while studying at UNT. This retreat is an opportunity for students to discover potential involvement opportunities on campus, become acquainted with Latinx/Hispanic faculty, staff, and alumni, and start building their college experience at UNT.
After the retreat, participants will leave with a better knowledge of the resources offered to them during their time at UNT, tools for success in their courses, co-curricular connections, all while having a support system, mentorship opportunities, and a second family away from home.
How to get involved:
Coordinators: The Multicultural Staff and a team of Coordinators plan LSE training and the weekend itself.
The Coordinator Positions are as follows: Lead Coordinator, Membership Coordinator, and Programming Coordinator.
Facilitators: This role will serve as cluster facilitators for the weekend's retreat activities, and become mentors for their group participants as well. They will facilitate all group activities during the retreat. Facilitator applications will open in Spring 2022.
Faculty/Staff Volunteers: Faculty and staff volunteers help during the weekend activities.
Participants: Incoming freshman and transfer students new to UNT Fall 2022.
Who can attend the retreat?
The Latinx Student Experience is open to all UNT students at the main Denton campus.
Registration does not guarantee participation in the weekend retreat.; registration for LSE 2022 will open in Spring of 2022.
This weekend retreat is FREE for all incoming freshman/transfer students!
If you have any questions, please contact Marcos Villarreal at firstname.lastname@example.org.