The price is $50.00 and $60.00 for late registration. This price
covers all costs for the weekend including transportation, meals,
supplies and activities. The only additional cost would be for
souvenirs. Students with financial need should apply for a
scholarship or fee waiver. Information on these options will be
available on our website. Please note, applicants are not required
to send payment until after they've received notification of
There are no hard copy application packets this year. All
interested students must apply online.
Juniors and seniors will receive priority over sophomores and
freshmen, but all students are encouraged to apply.
The registration fee was increased due to budget cuts and
increased expenses for hosting the programs.The slight increase
will help ensure we are able to continue to offer a quality
conference for the participants. Students with financial need
should apply for a scholarship or fee waiver. Information on these
options will be available on our website. Again, fees are not due
until after you've been accepted.
Students should be aware they will most likely be housed 4 to a
room and 2 to a bed. This is due to budget constraints. Students
are encouraged to bring sleeping bags if they feel the need.
Rooming assignments will be finalized as soon as we receive
applications for the conference.
All participants are allowed to choose a roommate with the
understanding that we will do our best to accommodate those needs,
but that there is no guarantee. Please be sure to indicate your
preferences on your online application form.
Unfortunately, no, because we host so many students at the
conferences, there are not any available rooms at the hotel.
If you have dietary needs, please let us know in your
registration information, so we can make the necessary
You will receive a confirmation letter once you are approved
with additional information, and here are some suggestions:
What to Bring:
Lunch for Friday, personal hygiene products (shampoo, deodorant,
soap, etc. - some will be available at the hotels), comfortable and
warm clothing/shoes, water bottle, alarm clock, snacks for the bus
ride and during the weekend, attire for the banquet (semi-formal or
business), a small backpack, sleeping bag (if desired, students
will share queen beds).
What not to Bring:
Electronics (IPods, PSPs, etc.) that might be stolen or broken,
weapons, drugs, alcohol, a bad attitude.
In attending the Conference, participants should be
You will receive an email confirmation concerning your
application. You may also be contacted via phone if we need to
follow up, so please be sure you include a working phone number in
your online application.
Yes, you can, however priority will be given to students that
have never attended.
Yes, you can invite others to apply. However, they will have to
be able to meet at one of our previously selected pick up locations
and we cannot guarantee that they will be accepted as a
Yes, your parent can apply to attend as a chaperone. They will
need to fill out the chaperone application form, complete a
background check form and pay the same fee as the student
participants. All chaperones will be notified if they are accepted,
as we are usually unable to accommodate all chaperone
No, this conference is organized by current college students and
is aimed at giving you the resources and experience of college with
a specific focus on Latina/o Chicana/o culture.
The selection criteria are based upon class status, essay
question, GPA, initiative, involvement and demand.
Generally speaking, we receive around 300 applications and we
accept approx. 230 participants.
By 'student led' we mean students that attend WSU plan, organize
and run the conference. WSU students created and developed CASHE
from its inception which creates a very unique and empowering
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