Latino Programs and Services (LPS) is one of four Multicultural Programs & Services (MCPS) offices that support a variety of students at the University of Oklahoma (OU). With guidance from MCPS, we strive to strengthen the OU experience through our pillars of Community, Leadership, and Advocacy.
The mission of LPS is to cultivate a community that provides support to students identifying with Latinx/a/o, Afro-Latinx/a/o, Indigenous, and Multiracial heritages. LPS offers students and the broader OU community engagement in educational, professional, and personal opportunities that honor and celebrate the cultural richness of the Latinx/a/o community.
In 2021, Latino Programs and Services launched a strategic campaign entitled "Somos Oklahoma". Translated in English to "We Are Oklahoma", this bold theme acknowledges the presence of the Latinx/a/o community at the University of Oklahoma.
Our office hosts many annual programs that celebrate and honor our culture while enriching the OU community. Additionally, we directly advise the Hispanic American Student Association, a premier student organization supporting the development of Latino students. We encourage you to also check out the many other cultural organizations on campus!
Meet Our Team
Artemio Castillon serves as the Coordinator for Latino Programs and Services. In this capacity, Artemio strives to create programming and services that enhance the Latinx/a/o community at OU. Additionally, he serves as the Advisor for the Hispanic American Student Association (HASA).
Artemio is a first-generation graduate of OU. During his time as an undergraduate, he was involved in the Division of Student Affairs as a Resident Advisor with Residence Life and on the Executive Board of the Hispanic American Student Association with Latino Programs & Services where he served as President. Artemio continued his service to students and their families in the role of Admissions Counselor with OU Admissions and Recruitment for 3 years.
Ashley Nava serves as the Student Assistant for Latino Programs and Services. She is majoring in Community Health and Pre-Dental Hygiene. During her time at OU, she has been closely involved with LPS and has specifically worked as a member of the Hispanic American Student Association Executive Board. Additionally, she is a proud member of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc..