September 15 – October 15: Hispanic Heritage Month

Recent News

Board Applications Open 1 300x300, UCI Office of Inclusive Excellence

OC Hispanic Youth Chamber of Commerce: Board Applications Now Open! DEADLINE: Aug 15

By wpengine | August 3, 2022
Students walking in front of UCI Student Center

UCI NEWS | UCI is founding member of Hispanic Serving Research Universities Alliance

By wpengine | June 9, 2022

Group aims to double Latino doctoral students, increase professoriate by 20 percent

Vicki Ruiz at Harvard graduation in doctoral gown

UCI NEWS | Harvard recognizes Vicki Ruiz with an honorary degree ★

By wpengine | June 3, 2022

Harvard University held its first in-person commencement since 2019 – and 371st overall – on May 26 at Tercentenary Theatre. And attending on stage was UCI’s Vicki Ruiz, Distinguished Professor emerita of…

AAAS members

UCI NEWS | Four professors elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts & Sciences ★

By wpengine | April 28, 2022
Dean Tiffany Lopez

UCI NEWS | Tiffany Lopez is named dean of UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts ♥

By wpengine | April 26, 2022
Women's History Month

2022 Women’s History Month

By wpengine | March 3, 2022

Dear campus community, The recent nomination of federal judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the nation’s highest court and the 2021 election of Michelle Wu as mayor of Boston remind us…

2022 Community Safety Survey

2022 UCI Community Safety Survey Now Open Share your opinion about public safety at UCI ♥ ✚

By wpengine | March 1, 2022

Dear campus community, As part of a campus and systemwide effort, several offices have worked together to create our first UCI Community Safety Survey. The Office of Inclusive Excellence (OIE)…

School of Education Dean Frances Contreras

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION | Meet Dean Frances Contreras! ★

By wpengine | February 9, 2022
Professors Billimek and LeBron

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES | Community-centered, equity-focused ♥ ✚

By wpengine | January 27, 2022
Sandra Campero smiling

Sandra Campero Named Inaugural Assistant Vice Chancellor, Community Engagement and Development

By wpengine | December 9, 2021

Dear campus community, I am pleased to announce that Sandra Campero will join the Office of Inclusive Excellence as the inaugural assistant vice chancellor for community engagement and development, effective…

UCI as an HSI

UCI was designated a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in Spring Quarter 2017. Below are some milestones that reflect our journey from HSI designation to a Latinx Thriving Institution.

Find out more on our HSI webpage.

AY 2018-2019 Milestones
Fall Quarter 2018 UCI awarded HSI Title V Part A grant for CalTeach Program
AY 2017-2018 Milestones
Spring Quarter 2018 Inaugural Latino Excellence and Achievement Dinner (LEAD): First celebration of Latinx graduate student success in UC system.
Fall Quarter 2017 UCI HSI Conference: National Science Foundation awards UCI an HSI conference grant for Pathways for Hispanics in STEM.
Fall Quarter 2017 UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman is first UC Chancellor elected to governing board of Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU).
AY 2016-2017 Milestones
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.
AY 2014-2015 Milestones
Winter 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 here



Advocacy and Leadership

Grant and Partnership Opportunities



Advocacy and Leadership

Grant and Partnership Opportunities


Staff Organizations at UCI

Chicano/Latino Staff Association



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Scholarships and Internships

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Capacity Building

Regional HSI Partners

US Department of Education