HACU ¡Adelante! Leadership Institute (Student Track)

For Colleges and Universities

National and international leaders will gather on October 8-10, 2022 to champion equity and excellence for Hispanic students in higher education. HACU invites you to send one or more student delegates to the ¡Adelante! Leadership Institute.  

Campus students represent their college or university to hundreds of students, faculty, administrators and leading corporate, federal, and nonprofit sector representatives who will attend this conference. In addition to ¡Adelante! Leadership Institute activities, these students will also attend the opening plenary; the Town Hall meeting that will address critical national issues.

¡Adelante! Leadership Institute Virtual Agenda 2021


Students must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. The selection criteria and number of students selected is at the discretion of the sponsoring organization but we recommend the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate student
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Leadership roles/experience
  • Study Abroad experience
  • Type of in demand majors from corporate, federal and non-profits:
    • Business - Accounting, Business Administration, Business Management, Economics, Finance, International Business, Marketing
    • Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) - Agriculture, Biochemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Cyber Security, Engineering, Environmental Science, Food Science, Information Systems and Technology, Mathematics, Nutritional Science, Physics, Wildlife Science
    • Others - Communications, Criminal Justice, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Political Science



The cost below is the cost of undergraduate student registration only.

Institutions must pre-register students online at www.hacu.net . All students must submit a registration form. Registration may close prior to deadline if the event sells out. 

 Student Registration

Early Bird Rate Deadline:

May 31, 2022

Regular Rate: 

June 1 - September 16, 2022


Undergraduate Student (Price of registration per student)



** Discount available for groups of 5 or more. For more information and terms and conditions please contact Darlene Martin, Conference Coordinator at darlene.martin@hacu.net or 210-576-3208.**


If you are interested in being recognized as an ¡Adelante! Leadership Institute Sponsor and HACU handling all logistics for your students, please contact HACU Student Services Department by e-mail at studenttrack@hacu.net or by calling 210-692-3805. The following rates will apply:

Student Scholars Package

 Deadline: August 17, 2022**

August 18 - September 16, 2022**

Local San Diego area undergraduate students (Price includes registration and hotel parking)

$500 per student

$525 per student 

Regional area undergraduate students (Price includes registration, four night accommodations and parking) $1,000 per student $1,100 per student
Undergraduate students from outside of the San Diego area (Price includes registration, airfare, four night accommodations and parking) $1,500 per student $1,700 per student 


The Student Scholars Package includes: 

  • HACU ¡Adelante! Leadership Institute Registration (includes a boxed lunch on day one, a general conference luncheon on day two and three, and also a networking dinner on day three)
  • Round-trip U.S. airfare. Local students receive paid parking. 
  • Four nights hotel accommodation (paired with another student scholar). 
  • A HACU ¡Adelante! Leadership Institute Packet which includes, preparation guidelines, travel itinerary and contact information for Student Services. 
  • A Student Scholar sponsor identification for students to wear along with their conference badge

* Institutions with finalized signed agreements with HACU should submit their logo after agreement is finalized. All signed agreements must be finalized and logos received no later than August 17 to be included in the "Student Scholars" sponsors listing in the printed annual conference program and related conference signage. 

** Institutions that commit during this time frame will not be listed in the conference program or on the sponsor boards.  

Click here to download a sponsorship flyer for institutions interested in sponsoring students to this year's ¡Adelante! Leadership Institute. 

Student Scholars: Frequently Asked Questions

HACU and the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If auxiliary aids are needed, please submit in written notification to HACU by September 2, 2022.


All participating students must submit a one-page resume along with a student waiver release form. E-mail student resumes by September 16, 2022 to:


*Resumes will be included in the 2022 Resume Portfolio that will be provided to Gold level conference sponsors or above and ¡Adelante! Leadership Institute workshop presenters. All Student resumes must be received by September 16, 2022 to be included. 

íAdelante! Leadership Institute main title sponsor: 

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