September 15 – October 15: Hispanic Heritage Month

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Applications now open for 2017-2018 CMSI Research Fellowship! Deadline July 31

By Webmaster | July 24, 2017

Call for Applications: 2017-2018 CMSI Research Fellowship We are excited to announce that applications for our 2017-2018 CMSI Research Fellowship are now open! We are committed to supporting the scholarship…

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UCI Named Hispanic-Serving Institution for 2017-18

By Webmaster | July 17, 2017
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HSI Designation

By Webmaster | July 17, 2017

UC Irvine meets U.S. Department of Education eligibility as a Hispanic-serving institution. Latino enrollment reaches 25.7 percent, reflecting campus commitment to diversity. Here are a few highlights of how UCI…

Hundreds of UC Irvine students doing the Anteater symbol

OC REGISTER | Feds award UCI designation of being a Hispanic-serving institution

By Webmaster | July 17, 2017

“These titles mean UCI will be eligible to compete for more funding and grants from various federal agencies to benefit not only its minority students, but all students, university officials said.”

UC Irvine students Angela Vera, left, and Daniela Estrada are part of the growing Latino student population at the university. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

LA TIMES | UC Irvine’s rare distinction: It’s an elite research university that’s a haven for Latinos

By Webmaster | July 17, 2017

UC Irvine is the top choice for Latinx freshmen applicants, topping UCLA for the first time last fall. In May, the campus won federal recognition for serving Latinos.

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HIGHER ED DIVE | UC-Irvine brings intentionality to its designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution

By Webmaster | July 17, 2017

The University of California, Irvine is among th latest to earn the “Hispanic-Serving Institution” designation, joining a fast-growing group of U.S. higher education institutions that educate a student body that…

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UCI NEWS | UCI meets U.S. Department of Education eligibility as a Hispanic-serving institution

By Webmaster | May 23, 2017

Resources for Supporting Undocumented Students

By Webmaster | May 18, 2017

UCOP endorses Promoting a Safe and Secure Campus for All  Promoting a Safe and Secure Campus for All: Guidance and Model Policies to Assist California’s Colleges and Universities in Responding to…

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