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Strategic Alliances

HACU strategic alliances are partnerships and programs that are developed with HACU partners to provide great benefits for our member colleges and universities and HACU. Please note that strategic alliances are limited and do go through a review process. If you would like to inquire about a possible strategic alliance with HACU, please contact the Office of Development, at (210) 692-3805, or e-mail  

Our strategic alliances include:

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) would like to announce a new partnership with American Student Assistance® (ASA) and their financial literacy and education debt management program called SALT.  The program treats student debt as a solvable problem and uses it as an educational vehicle to teach borrowers financial skills. Using student loans and the higher education experience as a series of “teachable moments,” SALT helps students develop competencies that lead to long-term success. SALT combines one-on-one loan counseling with interactive financial education tools and other targeted services (scholarship search, job hunting, internship search) to engage borrowers before they borrow, during school, through repayment—and for life.  This partnership will provide the broad framework for cooperation between the two organizations to work towards a shared goal of improving the daily lives and spending habits for all students and young alumni attending HACU member colleges and universities.

ASA would like to offer HACU members a unique opportunity to partner with a non-profit 501(c)(3), mission based organization at a reduced cost and to empower a new generation of educated consumers through solid financial knowledge and positive financial behaviors.

CaMLA (Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments) provides a complete range of English language assessment and learning tools. From its headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan, CaMLA works in more than 60 countries to help educational, governmental, and private-sector institutions meet their language-assessment needs. Many of CaMLA’s English language exams are used for admissions purposes as well as for placement in ESL and intensive English programs. HACU has partnered with CaMLA to help increase higher-education opportunities for Hispanic college students whose first language is not English. For more information, visit or contact them directly:


Civil Survival offers community college faculty context-rich curricula for ABE, GED, ESL and EL/Civics coursework. We combine basic and legal education for students developing literacy, critical thinking and executive functioning skills. Our offerings include The Civil Survival Book Series, Civil Survival Online, and LawClass.

HACU is pleased to partner with DiversityInc, a leader in diversity management consulting, benchmarking, diversity management learning and live best practices events. DiversityInc Magazine provides news, resources and commentary on the role of diversity in strengthening the corporate bottom line. The partnership aims to promote HACU, The Champions of Hispanic Success in Higher Education, as a cost-effective means to enhance corporate diversity through participation in the HACU National Internship Program and other student services.  HACU members can get a subscription to the digital format of DiversityInc for free at

Legal Shield can provide HACU-member institution faculty and staff with protection of their legal rights, security for their families, and peace of mind, through access to an experienced law firm. In addition, your employees are protected from identity theft, the fastest growing crime in the U.S.


Peregrine Academic Services (PAS) is a global leader in higher assessment, educational services, and accreditation support services. PAS provides assessment services for more than 200 client universities in business, accounting/finance, early childhood education, healthcare administration, public administration, and general education degree programs. The services satisfy several regulatory and accreditation requirements for outcomes assessment and assurance of learning. Peregrine Leadership Institute (PLI) provides applied leadership, strategic planning, and employee development seminars and workshops.

The Taylor Hooton Foundation (THF) was formed in memory of Taylor E. Hooton, a 17-year old high school student athlete from Texas. Taylor took his own life on July 15, 2003, as a result of using anabolic steroids. Taylor’s parents, family and friends founded the organization after learning of the growing number of middle school, high school and college students illegally using and abusing anabolic steroids, over the counter unregulated dietary supplements, HGH (Human Growth Hormone), and other appearance and performance enhancing drugs (APEDs).

Over 1.5 million high school students in the U.S. admit to using anabolic steroids, and those numbers don’t include those who are unknowingly ingesting them through spiked dietary supplements.  85% of our kids report they have never had a parent, teacher, or coach talk with them about the dangers of APEDs.  

Start the conversation with your students now.  Visit the Taylor Hooton Foundation website,, to find out how they can help.