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The University of Arizona

Inclusive, Culturally Relevant, and Culturally Competent Teaching

Hispanic Serving Institutions

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The HSI Designation

In 2018, The University of Arizona was designated a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. We are the first one of Arizona's three state universities to have that distinction and are among only 105 four-year universities total.

This designation will open up the opportunity for new grants that will allow us to serve a more diverse student population.

For more information about our designation, see "UA Recognized for Service to Hispanic Students."

How HSIs Help Latinx Students Build Better Futures

For more information on HSIs, visit Excelencia in Education.

HSI Fellows

"The Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Fellows Program serves to strategically further the scope and depth of work around our HSI designation and provide a venue for community-building and career development for faculty and staff through a project-based leadership experience, mentoring and coaching, and a series of targeted workshops. As we seek to serve students from diverse backgrounds, particularly Hispanic undergraduate and graduate students, the HSI Fellows Program serves as one of many strategies for strengthening our institutional capacity and exceeding the federal criteria required to be a designated Hispanic Serving Institution."

Learn more about the HSI Fellows program at the University of Arizona.