Federal Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) designation affirms that a university has a student enrollment population that is more than 25 percent Hispanic. Adams State has a Hispanic student population of 37 percent. Beyond the distinction of federal designation, Adams faculty and staff know that to be an HSI is a call to serve, celebrate, and support the advancement of the diverse students who identify as Latino/a, Chicano/a, Mexican-American, and Hispanic.
We honor the resilience and determination of the students who have enrolled at Adams State. Our students expect high quality education and the opportunity to express and build on the richness of cultural heritages they bring to Adams. Adams State is proud to offer all of our students the many benefits accrued to Adams State because of our designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution including our Title V grants.
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
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)
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.