The University of Notre Dame hosted an event at the Los Angeles City Club to inform Latinx students about how the college admissions process affects their communities March 7.
Latinx alumni of Notre Dame were also invited to share their experience at the university. Juniors and seniors from the Upper School were encouraged to participate in the event, especially if they were interested in applying or considering attending Notre Dame in the near future.
The event aimed to gather Latinx students from across the Los Angeles area and Southern California in an intimate environment and garner more interest in Notre Dame.
“Unfortunately, many first-generation and underrepresented students do not think that they are able to go far from home,” event organizer and upper school dean Celso Cardenas said, “With this program, Notre Dame is making a concentrated effort to reach out to this group.”
During the meeting, representatives from Notre Dame, including Associate Vice President of Undergraduate Enrollment Don Bishop, talked about academic programs, admission statistics, support groups and the presence of Latinx youth on campus.
“I love that colleges are being more purposeful about who they target and how,” Cardenas said, “Hopefully, we can continue this relationship with Notre Dame and be invited to the event in the future.”