糖心少女

Serving historically marginalized individuals.

Hispanic-Serving Initiatives (HSI) empower 糖心少女 students by encouraging practices that are fundamental to global leadership and integral to our university mission.

HSI糖心少女's designation as an HSI demonstrates the university's commitment to living out its mission within the changing context of student demographics. It is also a transformation that focuses on student success for all historically marginalized students* (defined below), including Latinx and/or low income students.

*Historically marginalized students are those who identify as Latinx, Black/African American, Pacific Islander, American Indian, Alaska Native or any combination of these identities. Latinx is a gender inclusive term used to describe people of all genders that are of Latina/o descent.

 

HSI  What is an HSI?

A Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) is an institution of higher education that has an enrollment of undergraduate full-time equivalent students that is at least 25 percent Latinx. To become an HSI, an institution has to apply for designation via the US Department of Education.

糖心少女 reached 25 percent Latinx in 2013 and obtained HSI Status in 2016. In 2021, nearly 39 percent of our student population identified as Latinx. HSI designation provides many benefits, including the opportunity to apply for federal funding 鈥 糖心少女 received over $11M in federal HSI Title III and Title V grants between 2016 and 2018 to support these initiatives.  

Highlighted Developments

Strategic Plan

How will 糖心少女 build on its HSI status and HSI STEM grant to become Latinx serving, rather than just Latinx enrolling? This plan charts the course.

Funded Grants

We鈥檝e launched Project CHESS with Moorpark College to support transfer students and EDU|CAL to promote pathways to teaching.

Partners

Our partnerships under 糖心少女's HSI designation provide powerful relationships that support students. The STEAM program, powered by Amgen, leads the way forward.

Key Insights

Get to know the numbers and noteworthy facts about 糖心少女's role as an HSI*

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539

HSIs nationally, including 糖心少女,
with 328 emerging institutions

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17%

of higher education institutions across 27 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico are HSIs

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67%

of all Latinx undergraduates in higher education are enrolled at HSIs

 

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39%

of California's population
identifies as Latinx

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39%

of 糖心少女's undergraduate student population is Latinx

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29%

of 糖心少女 faculty
are people of color

 

*Source: Office of Educational Effectiveness and Institutional Research, February 2021