Since the creation of the Chicana/o Latina/o Student Center (chLSC) in the early 1970’s the core mission has been to promote self-determination for Chicana/o Latina/o Students at Washington State University. This core mission has been continued refined and grown into what the center is today. The Center assists all Latin / ethnic, cultural, community, heritage and linguistic background WSU students, via culturally relevant services in their successor transition, adaptation, persistence achievement and graduation. Therefore, with support of many WSU sister and partner programs, the Center is a strong cougar community of support. Students at the CHLSC receive academic advising, mentoring, tutoring are engaged in social and cultural programming and are encouraged to reach out to WSU’s resources all across campus. At the same time students engage in intra-center and across-center cultural enrichment activities within the CUB fourth floor community and the university. The Center is also very proud to be a place of not only academic and cultural support but also a space where student leaders, within the 19 active student organizations, share lead and communicate their student voices.