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September 19, 2014

NJ Revilla-Garcia

National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week recognized by the White

House and U.S. Senate

September 14-20, 2014

Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) across the country are being honored this week by President Obama and the U.S. Senate during the start of Hispanic Heritage Month 2014.

On September 12, the White House issued a proclamation designating September 14-20 as National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week. To read the proclamation, click here.

On September 16, a resolution to designate National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week also passed the Senate by unanimous consent. To read the resolution, click here.

Senator Robert Menéndez and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid garnered the bipartisan support of senators to cosponsor S. Res. 547 to recognize the achievements and goals of HSIs across the United States.

“HACU thanks the President and the Senate for recognizing the important role that HSIs have in educating the future workforce of this nation,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores. “Congress first formally recognized campuses with high Hispanic enrollment as federally designated HSIs in 1992, and in 1995 HSIs received the initial federal appropriations. We plan to recognize the 20 year milestone for HSIs during our annual Capitol Forum in March.”

Institutions from around the country will be celebrating HSI Week with various activities.

Below are some links to additional information about HSIs.

Tipson celebrating HSIs Week on Campus

Listof Hispanic-Serving Institutions

FactSheet: Hispanic Higher Education and HSIs - 2014

Share your institution’s plans to celebrate National HSIs Week with HACU. Submit your event to HACU or via Twitter @HACU News. Use hashtag #hsiweek