How Do We Get There?
The HSI working group has outlined the following opportunities for involvement from the UNC community. Get involved to help us inform our next steps in becoming an HSI!
Offered through UNC's UNITE sessions, HSI 101 - WhyBecoming a Hispanic Serving Institution Matters provides faculty and staff an opportunity to learn more about federally designated HSI's and where UNC is in the process of becoming an HSI.
Offered through UNC's UNITE sessions, HSI 201- Becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution - "Servingness" in Practice provides faculty and staff an opportunity to learn about the important differentiation of being Hispanic serving and not just Hispanic enrolling.
Become An HSI Ambassador
Students, faculty and staff can join UNC’s team of HSI Ambassadors. Advance this initiative by sharing facts and data with your colleagues and fellow students. Help us spread the message of why HSI at UNC is so important.
UNC's HSI work group has begun taking requests from campus and community organizations to host "HSI 101" sessions detailing UNC's current progress toward becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution.
Hispanic Serving Institutions in Practice
Dr. Gina Garcia is a leading scholar on Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) who is dedicated to advocating with and for HSIs in order to transform colleges and universities that serve the most diverse student populations. On Wednesday, March 23, 2022, Dr. Garcia inspired our UNC community to think critically about how we can achieve equitable graduation rates while also providing a culturally enriching education experience.
"Institutions who are purposeful in their pursuit to being student ready will be more focused on students of today and able to address inequities. Although many institutions have limited resources; yet, they continuously innovate to meet their mission."
— Tobias Guzmán, Ed.D., Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer