The Latino Student Union (LSU) is an organization dedicated to encouraging cultural diversity at SJC, with special regard to students of Latino and Hispanic descent. Members of the school administration and student body have partnered to enhance the educational experience of Latino and Hispanic students at St. John’s College High School. In forming the LSU, the SJC community establishes the following beliefs:
We believe that the academic needs and cultural realities of Hispanic and Latino students deserve the same respect afforded to other institutional programs.
We believe that St. John’s validates the importance of Latino and Hispanic students’ culture and heritage on campus by acknowledging the varying contributions, language differences, and needs of those students.
Fulfilling these needs and exposing students to cultural differences at the high school level will provide students with more resources to draw upon once their high school experience has concluded.
We believe in the importance of bridging the Hispanic and Latino students and families with the St. John’s community by providing various resources, tools, events, and culturally aware programming.
Finally, we value student growth and development and strive for cross-cultural understanding and appreciation of all of our diverse histories and experiences.