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.
As of Fall 2016, 25% of the UCF student body identifies as Hispanic/Latino, placing UCF on the cusp of federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).
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?
- Complete the HSI Checklist
- Attend an HSI Information Session
- Add a translate button to departmental webpages
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 or for more information, 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. This session will provide a general overview of the Developing HSI Program, as well as explore the ways in which UCF faculty and staff members can help cultivate an inclusive HSI culture.
- Tuesday, October 17th in Student Union room 224 (Egmont Key)