ORALE is a program that encourages Chicanx and Latinx high school seniors to continue onto higher education and empowers them through knowledge and community.

This program is specific to high school seniors that have been admitted to UCSC. ORALE is one of the SIO programs that initiated due to the lack of outreach to our communities as well as under-representation of students of color in institutions of higher education.

Oportunidades Rumbo A La Educacion is presented by Movimiento Estudianti ChicanX de Aztlan (MEChA) in support of the ChicanX/LatinX community at UC Santa Cruz. ORALE is a 3-day program that focuses on the ChicanX/LatinX experience at UCSC while providing already admitted students with workshops about important aspects of college life such as student resources and financial aid. “X” at the end of the word of LatinX/ChicanX addresses gender neutrality.


ORALE 2017-2018 Coordinators: Valery Mendoza-Martinez, Mariela González


Email oralemecha@gmail.com and a link will be provided on how to apply. Program dates are April 13-15, 2018.