Latinx Thriving

What does it mean to be a Hispanic Serving Institution?

UCI is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). This federal designation aligns with UCI's aspiration to be a national leader and global model of inclusive excellence. As a designated HSI, UCI faculty, staff and students are eligible to apply for Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) grants, internships and partnerships.

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2020-2021 Spring Quarter 2021
4th annual LEAD recognizes graduate student excellence and achievement in all 15 academic units at UCI
Winter Quarter 2020
UCI awarded UC-Hispanic Serving Institutions Doctoral Diversity Initiative grant for Enhancing Diversity and Equitable Inclusion Thriving in the Academy Program
2019-2020 Fall Quarter 2019
UCI awarded National Science Foundation IUSE HSI Program grant for Improving the Transition of Community College Students into University STEM Programs Through Cross-Enrollment
2018-2019 Fall Quarter 2018
UCI awarded HSI Title V Part A grant for CalTeach Program
2017-2018 Spring Quarter 2018
Inaugural Latino Excellence and Achievement Dinner (LEAD): First celebration of Latinx graduate student success in UC system.
Winter Quarter 2017
UCI HSI Conference: National Science Foundation awards UCI an HSI conference grant for Pathways for Hispanics in STEM.UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman is first UC Chancellor elected to governing board of Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU).
2016-2017 Spring Quarter 2017
UCI designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)
Winter Quarter 2017
A LOOK AT LATINO STUDENT SUCCESS: Identifying Top- and Bottom-Performing Institutions: The Education Trust names UCI among top 10 universities closing graduation gap for Latinx students.
2014-2015 Fall Quarter 2015
Vice Provost for Academic Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Douglas Haynes convenes an administrative work group to prepare the campus for designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. View the report



Title III & Title V

The HSI Division provides grant funding to institutions of higher education to assist with strengthening institutional programs, facilities, and services to expand the educational opportunities for Hispanic Americans and other underrepresented populations.