Hispanic Serving Institution 2018-05-07T16:02:52+00:00

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


AY 2015-2017 Milestones
  Winter Quarter 2015
The Vice Provost for Academic Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Douglas Haynes convened an administrative work group to prepare the campus for designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. View the report here

Spring Quarter 2017
UCI designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) https://news.uci.edu/campus-life/uci-meets-u-s-department-of-education-eligibility-as-a-hispanic-serving-institution/






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.

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UCI awarded a $2.6 million grant to expand and enhance teacher preparation programs

UCI Receives US Dept. of Ed HSI Title V Part A Grant: The UCI School of Education has been awarded a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand and enhance [...]

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Chancellor Gillman named to governing board of Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities

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An Important Message from President Napolitano and UC Chancellors About DACA

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