Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)
Hispanic Serving Institution
Designation bestowed by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) for a non-profit, accredited college, university, or system in the U.S. or Puerto Rico where total Hispanic enrollment constitutes a minimum of 25% of the total enrollment at the undergraduate or graduate level. This designation makes the institution eligible to apply for DOE Title V grant opportunities. Learn more here.
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) – www.hacu.net
An organization that supports Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) through serving as a liaison for government relations, providing student services, and hosting conferences and other events for networking and collaboration. Dedicated to improving access to and the quality of post-secondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students. Also provides several publications, advertisement, scholarship and internship opportunities.
Colorado Coalition for the Educational Advancement of Latinos (CO-CEAL) – www.coceal.org
CoCEAL is a coalition of post-secondary and professional educators devoted to the educational success of the state's Latino/Hispanic population. The group grew out of a larger, statewide Hispanic Association of College and University group that began to meet in earnest in July of 2008. The intent of the group is to build a sustainable coalition of professional educators at the post-secondary level who will actively participate in the state-level and national post-secondary education agenda with a targeted and particular focus on success for the Latino/Hispanic residents of the state of Colorado.