HSI - Serving the Hispanic/Latino Community


As of Spring 2017, UCF is at emerging HSI status.

What is a Hispanic Serving Institution?

A Hispanic-serving institution, or HSI, is an institution participating in a federal program designed to assist colleges or universities in the United States that attempt to assist first generation, majority low income Hispanic students. These are colleges, universities, or systems/districts where total Hispanic enrollment constitutes a minimum of 25% of the total enrollment.

The Department of Education’s Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program (DHSI) assists higher education institutions in planning, developing and carrying out programs to improve and expand the institutions’ capacity to serve Hispanic students and other low-income students.

How can you and your department better serve Hispanic and Latinx students?

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Learn more about UCF as an HSI:

UCF HSI Task Force

These members of the UCF community are a resource for students, faculty, and staff, and ensure UCF is ready to become an HSI.

To become a member of this task force, email Karen.Morrison@ucf.edu. To become a member of this task force, email Karen.Morrison@ucf.edu.

Upcoming HSI Information Sessions:

To better understand what an HSI is and how you can incorporate inclusive practices, join us for an informational session led by Dr. Cyndia Muñiz, president of the Latino Faculty and Staff Association and Assistant Director of UCF Multicultural Academic & Support Services.

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