UCLA Alumni Town Hall — Becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution

Wed 6/12/2024 • 5PM PDT


In December 2020, UCLA announced the goal of becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institute (HSI) by 2025. As a public university, UCLA has a responsibility to ensure that our institution reflects the diversity of California and welcomes members of our Latina/o communities, honors their intellectual and cultural contributions, and empowers them to flourish both at UCLA and well past graduation.

The HSI designation is granted to universities by the U.S. Department of Education and requires that a minimum of 25% of an institution’s full-time undergraduate students identify as Latina/o. Currently, approximately 23% of UCLA undergraduates are Latina/o. Achieving federal recognition as an HSI will make UCLA eligible for a range of federal grants that would bolster existing educational programs, research training and academic attainment for Latina/o, low-income and other underrepresented students.

Bruins are invited to a Town Hall in June that features Dr. Elizabeth Gonzalez, Inaugural HSI Director, and moderator Cinthia Flores ‘10, and learn about this endeavor and its seven key recommendations.

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