UA Cossatot Celebrates National Hispanic Serving Institutions Week
September 15, 2020
September 14 - 20 is National Hispanic Serving Institutions Week. UA Cossatot is celebrating being a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.
UA Cossatot is Arkansas's one and only college that is federally designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). HSI's play a huge role in improving and providing access to education as well as advancing equity for underserved students.
During this week, UA Cossatot would like to recognize that the education attained by Hispanics in Southwest Arkansas rests also on the level of skills and training provided to these students, which are the largest minority. UA Cossatot is committed to Hispanic success in higher education and takes pride in continuing to be the only HSI institution in Arkansas since 2015.
UA Cossatot Center for Student Success Coordinator Erika Buenrrostro said, "Our students have the desire to prepare and learn every day, which is what drives us, inspires us, and motivates us to provide the best quality education and outstanding service. We are thrilled to be an HSI Institution, and we want to celebrate that!"
UA Cossatot's Center for Student Success has invited all students to raise awareness of HSI week and upload a picture to social media of themselves while being on campus or being in one's studies and use the #HSIweek.