Congressional HSI Caucus

The Congressional HSI Caucus is a crucial tool for engaging with Members of Congress and their staff, highlighting the importance and value of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).


HACU re-established the Congressional Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Caucus to:

  • Educate Members of Congress and their staff about the value and impact of HSIs in their districts and communities.

  • Address the significant growth in the number of HSIs and the increase in low-income and first-generation students attending these institutions

  • Combat the stagnation of federal investments in HSIs over the past decade.


The HSI Caucus provides HACU and its members with:

  • A valuable communication tool to engage with Members of Congress.

  • A platform to discuss the development of additional resources and legislative opportunities for HSIs.

  • An avenue to advocate for increased federal support and investment in HSIs.

Through the HSI Caucus, HACU aims to foster a productive dialogue with Congress to ensure HSIs receive the recognition and funding necessary to continue supporting their diverse student populations.


Congressional HSI Caucus Leadership 

We are grateful for the leadership of our Co-Chairs in the House of Representatives and Senate, and look forward to recruiting additional members:

The term congressional caucus or congressional Member organization refers to a group of Members of Congress who join together in pursuit of common legislative objectives and register the organization with the Committee on House Administration. In many instances, Members assign personal staff to assist the caucus in carrying out its legislative objectives.

The goals of the Congressional HSI Caucus are the following:

  1. Increase awareness of the value and impact of HSIs with Members of Congress and their staff;

  2. Increase federal investments in HSIs;

  3. Allow Members of Congress to formally show their support for HSIs by joining the Caucus; and

  4. Foster long-term relationships with various Congressional offices.


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