During Phase 1 of our strategic planning process, the university developed Vision Elements and Key Actions. To accomplish UNC’s vision for 2030, becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution is a critical component of our Students First and Empowering Inclusivity Vision Elements, and was highlighted as Key Action 2.
Key Action 3 also calls to attention the creation of systems of accountability, effectiveness, and collaboration that prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion across the university. This key action also focuses on how these standards ‘will nurture and support equitable outcomes for everyone at UNC and reflect the changing demographics of the university’s students, faculty, and staff so that everyone can learn from and support each other.’
How We Accomplish our Mission
Cultivating practices centered on access, educational opportunity and social justice
Empowering Latinx identifying students through a network of support
Cultivating a distinct advantage where diversity and inclusion are celebrated
“Becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution is more than enrolling Latinx students. It is about ensuring that all of our students can thrive in their educational journey. This means addressing equity gaps and building capacity to truly serve and prepare new generations of emerging leaders and professionals in Colorado.”
— Jonathan Alcantar, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair of Chicana/o and Latinx Studies