Leadership

Compa Peer Mentor Program

Purpose: Ambassadors will develop and design outreach projects, programs, assist with classes, lead workshops, advise the office on important issues and concerns, and connect the office to other programs and efforts on campus and the community related to social justice, equity, and identity. In addition, ambassadors will personally reach out to a predetermined number of Hispanic/Latino students from UofL every week and serve as their mentors. They will serve by keeping in constant and engaging communication with those students, informing them, supporting them and working to answer any questions they may have.

Hear from Compa, Zara Macias about this program!

Requirements/Qualifications: Ability to work with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds. Desire to work in an office environment and as a mentor by sending a welcoming, supportive message throughout campus and to promote the services offered both in the office and throughout campus. By extension, there is a need to possess knowledge of group dynamics, have good communication skills, show good character, integrity, adaptability and to accept and give guidance and supervision.

 Additional qualifications include:

  • Attend Compa orientation training on April 30th 2021 from Noon-2 p.m (mandatory).
  • Attend all three leadership luncheons. 4/30, 6/18, 7/23 Noon-2 p.m.
  • Commitment to serving the mission of the Cultural Center and HLI programs.
  • Remain in good academic standing and abide by all university policies and procedures.
  • To work for 5 hours every week starting Fall 2021 semester and ending at the end of the Spring 2022 semester.
  • Office weekly office hours TBD.
  • Ready to perform weekly office tasks that include: welcoming students, planning programs, event planning, marketing, special projects, mentoring/tutoring, and connecting to students, parents, and community to enhance and build HLI programs.
  • Mentoring Hispanic/Latino students every week via email and in-person contact; then, reporting back to HLI about the amount of responses and contact with those students every week.
  • To reach out to people who may not fit into other social circles. (Outside of just mentor-mentee contact).
  • Track and record your worked hours every week for in-office time and out of office events and representation.
  • Represent HLI at campus and community events.

Benefits:

Becoming an Ambassador is an opportunity to make a difference on campus and help provide direction to the programs. You will also have endless opportunities to grow and develop as leaders though skill building and networking.  In addition to this you will receive:

  • Name tag and Compa uniform
  • Connections to Campus and Community Leaders
  • Will receive a stipend of $500.00 in 2 payments. One will be given in Fall and one in Spring. Payment requires student to participate in events, hold office hours, and be fully engaged in program. If you are not engaged in program the funds will not be distributed.
  • Free tickets to events
  • Membership to Prospanica (network of Latinx professionals in Louisville)
Applications close February 1st 11:59 p.m.

Latinx Student Union Executive Board

The Latino Student Union (LSU) is a Registered Student Organization (RSO) that focuses on advocating for Latinx peoples on campus and in the community, celebrating Latinx Culture, engage in community service, and provide leadership development opportunities for the Latinx students. 

Becoming an LSU executive board member is an opportunity to make a difference on campus and help to enrich the Latinx experience on UofL's campus. You will also have endless opportunities to grow and develop as leaders though skill building and networking.  In addition to this you will receive:

Executive Board Positions

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Public Relations Chair
  • Community Engagement Chair
To learn more about the specific duties of each position visit the LSU E-Board Application in the link below.

Requirements:

  • Attend LSU orientation training on April 30th 20121 from Noon - 2 p.m (mandatory).
  • Attend a full day summer retreat/training: 4/30, 6/18, 7/23 Noon - 2 p.m.
  • Committed to serving the UofL Latinx student population.
  • Remain in good academic standing and abide by all university policies and procedures.
  • To work for 5 hours every week starting Fall 2021 semester and ending at the end of the Spring 2022 semester.
  • Hold weekly office hours for a minimum of 2 hours. 
  • Represent LSU at campus and community events.
  • Only be serving as an LSU E-Board member and not Compa Peer Mentor at the same time.
    • Students are able to apply for both LSU board and the Compa program. However, students will not be allowed to serve in the two capacities simultaneously

Benefits:

  • Name Tag
  • Connections to Campus and Community Leaders
  • Will receive a stipend of $200.00 in 2 payments. One will be given at the conclusion of the Fall and Spring semester. Payment requires student to participate in events, hold office hours, and be fully engaged in program. If you are not engaged in program the funds will not be distributed.
  • Free tickets to UofL events
  • Membership to Prospanica (network of Latinx professionals in Louisville)
Applications close February 1st.