June 10, 2022

HACU announces National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week to be observed, Sept. 12-18, 2022

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has announced National Hispanic-Serving Institutions week will be observed Sept. 12-18, 2022. The observance takes place during National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated Sept. 15-Oct. 15. Each year, HACU government relations staff works with members of Congress to recognize the contributions of Hispanic-Serving Institutions in their communities.

According to the most recent analysis of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) enrollment data by HACU from the 2020-21 academic year, 18% of all institutions of higher education (559 HSIs) enrolled 66% of all Latino undergraduates. HSIs represent less than 20% of institutions but enroll two-thirds of all Latino undergraduates.

HACU-member HSIs are encouraged to observe the week with campus activities to heighten awareness of the important role HSIs play in improving access to education and advancing equity for traditionally underserved students.

Celebrate National HSIs Week and Tag @HACUNews on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram and use hashtag #HSIsWeek. Or email HACU at news@hacu.net to share your stories and to let the Association know what your institution has planned.

Click here to download an HSIs week PDF.