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Latinx Space for Enrichment and Research (LASER)

  • Latinx Space for Enrichment and Research (LASER)
  • 236 Hagerty Hall 1775 College Rd
  • Columbus, OH 43210
  • Elena Costello
  • LASER Manager
  • (614) 859-6279

Program Description

LASER (Latinx Space for Enrichment and Research) was founded in 2009 as a university center focused on scholarship and mentoring of Latinx students. It provides a forum for Ohio State faculty, staff, and students to build a scholarly community on campus and to prepare, recruit, and retain Latinx scholars from high school to college and on to graduate school.

LASER works to make sure the young Latinx population in central Ohio is college ready, will succeed once in college, and will want to get involved and give back to their communities to build the next generation of Latinx professionals to shape the future.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring
  • Other
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation


Race & Ethnicity

  • Hispanic/Latino: 100%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 75
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Ohio State University-Main Campus