Emerging HSI Day of Dialogue is Nov. 19 

Learn more about the vision of Marquette as an aspiring Hispanic-Serving Institution and the work that is being done to get us there, and engage in conversation about goals and strategies at the Emerging HSI Day of Dialogue on Friday, Nov. 19, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union. 

In spring of 2016, the university announced that it would begin actively striving to become a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), a federal designation requiring an undergraduate population that is at least 25% Latinx, with at least half of those students qualifying as low-income. This initiative speaks to the very heart of our values as a Catholic, Jesuit institution: to serve the historically underserved, to provide care for each of our students and to strive for inclusive excellence. 

This year marks an important milestone as more than 15% of the undergraduate student body is Latinx, allowing us to join the ranks of hundreds of “emerging HSIs” (eHSIs) across the country. While recruiting and retaining underrepresented students is a key part of this effort, we also seek to embody an ethos of “servingness” that will require a dramatic response across our campus, from community engagement to culturally-affirming campus practices and beyond. 

The program, which includes lunch, is free and open to the public. Advance registration is requested by Nov. 11. Register via Eventbrite.  

With questions, contact University Special Events.