For Colleges and Universities

National and international leaders will gather on November 1-3, 2024, 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.

Draft Agenda


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


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


There are two ways for colleges and universities to register their students: through the regular registration process or through a special "Sponsored Student Scholars" package where HACU handles registration and travel coordination. Learn more about each of these options below: 

OPTION 1: Regular Student Track Registration

The cost below is the cost of undergraduate student registration only. All travel arrangements are handled directly by the institution. 

Institutions must pre-register students online at, or download a PDF to submit by fax. All students must submit a registration form. Registration may close prior to deadline if the event sells out. 

 Student Registration

(includes a breakfast and lunch for days one through three, and also a networking dinner on day three)

Early Bird Rate Deadline:

May 31, 2024

Regular Rate: 

Online registration ends Oct. 11, 2024

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 Manager at or 210-576-3208.

SPECIAL SERVICES: HACU and the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If auxiliary aids are needed, please submit in written notification to HACU by September 20, 2024. 

OPTION 2: Sponsored Student Scholars Package

HACU offers a Sponsored Student Scholars package that includes registration and travel coordination by HACU Student Services staff. The package is available for colleges and universities sponsoring one or more student scholars to attend the HACU ¡Adelante! Leadership Institute. 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 or by calling 210-692-3805. The following rates will apply:

Student Scholars Package

 Deadline: Aug. 30, 2024*

Sept. 1-Oct. 11, 2024**

Local Aurora, Colorado area undergraduate students (Price includes registration and hotel parking)

$600 per student

$625 per student 

Regional area undergraduate students (Price includes registration, four night accommodations and parking) $1,250 per student $1,350 per student
Undergraduate students from outside of the Aurora, Colorado area (Price includes registration, airfare, four night accommodations and parking) $1,850 per student $2,000 per student 

* 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 30, 2024 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.  

The Student Scholars Package includes: 

  • HACU ¡Adelante! Leadership Institute registration (includes breakfast and lunch on days one through three, and also a networking dinner on day three).
  • Round-trip U.S. airfare. Local and regional students receive paid parking at the hosting hotel. 
  • Four nights hotel accommodation (paired with another student scholar). 
  • A HACU ¡Adelante! Leadership Institute Student Guide, which includes, preparation guidelines, travel itinerary and contact information for HACU Student Services staff. 
  • A Student Scholar sponsor identification for students to wear along with their conference badge.
  • Group photo with sponsoring organization or institution. 

SPECIAL SERVICES: HACU and the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If auxiliary aids are needed, please submit in written notification to HACU by September 20, 2024. 

Student Scholars: Frequently Asked Questions



All participating students must submit a one-page resume by October 11, 2024, in order to be shared with corporate and federal partners. Resumes will be included in the 2024 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 October 11, 2024 to be included. A link will be provided for submission about registration.  

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