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Contact CLSS

Phone: (310) 338-5808

Email: eis@lmu.edu

Office: Malone Student Center 201

CLSS Office Hours

Monday 8am-5pm
Tuesday 8am-5pm
Wednesday 8am-7pm
Thursday 8am-5pm
Friday 8am-5pm

CLSS History

Established in 1965, Chicano Latino Student Services (CLSS) educates the campus about Latina/o issues and the ethnic diversity represented within the community. CLSS provides culturally sensitive programs that foster and promote leadership, academic and personal success of Latino/a students, as well as student advocacy, personal support, assistance for Latina/o student groups and LMU programming.

CLSS Mission

Chicano Latino Student Services works to foster and enhance the academic and personal success of Latina/o students. In addition, it strives to educate the campus about Latina/o issues and the ethnic diversity represented within the community.

CLSS Director

Headshot of Olivia Rodriguez
Olivia Rodriguez, Director of Chicano/a Latino/a Student Services

Olivia Rodriguez '15, director of Chicano/a Latino/a Student Services in EIS. For the past four years she has worked in Academic Affairs at Cal State Dominguez Hills as the Tutoring Coordinator in the Toro Learning and Testing Center. In addition to working collaboratively with faculty and campus partners to provide students with an essential academic resource, she worked directly with the team of peer educators as a professional and academic mentor. 

Rodriguez gradated in 2015 with her Bachelor's degree in English with an emphasis in literature. During her time here, she also earned a certificate in Intercultural Competency and was a Student Director in the esteemed Intercultural Facilitator (IF) program. Currently she is completing her Master's degree at CSU Long Beach in the social and cultural analysis of education program. 

As a first-generation Mexican American Rodriguez is humbled and excited to join the EIS team in serving the Latinx community through immersive programming and student engagement that cultivates holistic development. As a multiracial and multicultural woman, she is committed to creating open, safe, and inclusive spaces for students that exist in any and all margins.