Office of Title V Initiatives

Adams State University is Colorado’s premier four-year Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). HSIs are designated by the U.S. Department of Education through criteria defined as an institution of higher education that has a sustained enrollment of undergraduate full-time equivalent students that is at least 25% Hispanic. Adams State meets these criteria by serving over 1,164 full-time undergraduate students annually, of which 55.9% are ethnic minorities, and of which 37.7% are Hispanic (2023-2024 AY data).

Adams State has been awarded several Title V awards over the past 24 years, including individual institutional grants, cooperative grants, and Promoting Post-baccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA) grants.

The Office of Title V Initiatives is an interdisciplinary team who has the knowledge and experiences to effectively implement the goals and objectives of Title V grants to serve our Hispanic and low-income students.

Timeline of Grants Awarded to Adams State University by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, and Hispanic-Serving Institutions Division:

Cornerstone to Capstone: Building the Adams Experience 2020-2025 (Institutional)

Award: $2,965,412

The “Cornerstone to Capstone” (C2C) project implements three strategic goals to create a new culture of support and connection for Hispanic and low-income students in their academic, personal, and professional development, and to promote persistence and degree completion among Adams State undergraduate students:

  • Goal 1 | Develop and Implement High-Impact Practices (HIPs) across Curricular Programs
  • Goal 2 | Build Capacity to Implement Internships as a High-Impact Practice
  • Goal 3 | Implement and Expand Grizzly Persist Workshops and Peer-Mentoring Program

Title V funding enables Adams State to focus on the Adams Experience; an extensive, campus-wide reform of its curriculum based on deep self-study, interdisciplinary planning and research, and the principles of equity and inclusion.

The Adams Experience aims to increase student success develops campus capacity for high-impact educational practices, innovative linkages of student learning outcomes across disciplines, and new services to assist students transitioning into college in an integrated, holistic approach.

PPOHA – Expanding Access to Graduate Programs in Education Across Rural Colorado 2019-2024 (Institutional)

Award: $2,955,624

Adams State University is Colorado’s premier four-year Hispanic-Serving Institution. To improve the 4-year master’s degree attainment rate for Hispanic and low-income students, Adams State’s PPOHA EA project focuses on 3 strategic goals that also address Colorado’s deficit of highly qualified and diverse teachers and educational leaders.

  • Goal 1 | Expand Teacher Education and Higher Education Administration Graduate Programs to Meet Rural Education Needs
  • Goal 2 | Provide Outreach and Support for Graduate Students
  • Goal 3 | Build Capacity for Graduate Program Development and Improved Services to Diverse Students



Other Title V Initiatives

  • Equity-Based Professional Development
  • Financial Literacy
  • HSI 25th Anniversary
  • HSI Week
  • Office of Title V Newsletter
  • Team Internship
  • Voter Registration