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Celebrating 10 years as a HSI

Texas State University was first recognized as an official Hispanic-serving Institution in 2011 by the Department of Education. 

We invite you to join us for three memorable events held as part of HSI Week from September 13 - 17, 2021 at Texas State University.

Celebrating 10 años as an HSI

Texas State University was designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education in 2011.

Video produced by: 
Ernst Bernard
Creative Director / Owner of HelloYoung Films
TXST Class of 2005

Chris Haywood
Creative Director / Owner of The Come Up Media
TXST Class of 2011

HSI Community Day

Monday, September 13, 2021
Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) - Arch
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

10th Anniversary Banquet

Thursday, September 16, 2021
LBJ Student Center Grand Ballroom
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

HSI Symposium

Friday, September 17, 2021
LBJ Student Center Grand Ballroom
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

History of National Hispanic-serving Institutions Week

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) created the National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week and to be observed at the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated annually from September 15 to October 15.

Each year, HACU government relations staff works with members of Congress to recognize the contributions of HSIs in their communities. HACU member HSIs are encouraged to observe the week with campus activities to heighten awareness of the important role HSIs play in improving access to education and advancing equity for traditionally underserved students.

Description courtesy of HACU.net.

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  • The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, founded in 1986, represents more than 500 colleges and universities in the United States, Latin America, Spain, and school districts throughout the U.S. HACU is the only national association representing existing and emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). The Association’s headquarters are in San Antonio, Texas, with regional offices in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento, California. This year, HACU celebrates its 35th Anniversary since its founding. Description courtesy of HACU.net.

    Texas State University is an active institutional member of HACU.

Proclamation by Hays County Commissioner's Court | September 7, 2021

Photo of TXST HSI Week Advisory Council with Hays County Commissioner's Court for Proclamation

Members of TXST HSI Week Advisory Council receiving proclamation recognizing Texas State University during National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week (September 13-19, 2021) by Commissioner's Court of Hays County and presented by Judge Ruben Becerra.

Proclamation recognizing Dieciséis de Septiembre celebrating Mexico's Independence against Spain in 1821 by Commissioner's Court of Hays County and presented by Judge Ruben Becerra.

Members of TXST HSI Week Advisory Council supporting the proclamation recognizing Dieciséis de Septiembre celebrating Mexico's Independence against Spain in 1821 by Commissioner's Court of Hays County and presented by Judge Ruben Becerra.

Dr. Denise Trauth, President

“We are proud that our enrollment reflects the true changing face of Texas. We have achieved this important outcome because of the efforts of many individuals across the university, and I sincerely appreciate those efforts.”

Texas State recognized as Hispanic Serving Institution, March 2011

Community Day - Monday, September 13, 2021

Program Intinerary

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM:
Departments/Organizations Set Up Tables
11:00 AM:
Start of Event
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM:
Engagement: T-Shirts, Lunch boxes, and Pan Dulce
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM:
Mitotiliztli Yaoyollohtli Aztec Dance Company
12:30 PM – 12:45 PM:
Group photo underneath UAC Arch 
1:00 PM:
End of event  

  • Mitotiliztli Yaoyollohtli Aztec Dance Company is a family of danzantes plus relatives in the Dallas area who present full scale performances as well as workshops and school presentations. With authentic and stunning regalia, they dance with ceremonial dedication to this traditional art form, and deliver a stunning and energetic performance. Working with youth and children, the group engages these audiences by bringing them into the dance circle and helping them to learn danza steps. More information can be found https://indigenouscultures.org/

Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA)

Texas Commission on the Arts

Sponsor

  • HSI Community Day is made possible through generous sponsorship by Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA). The mission of the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) is to advance our state economically and culturally by investing in a creative Texas. TCA supports a diverse and innovative arts community in Texas, throughout the nation and internationally by providing resources to enhance economic development, arts education, cultural tourism and artist sustainability initiatives.

10th Anniversary Banquet - Thursday, September 16, 2021

A celebration of 10 Años as an HSI

September 16, 2021 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | LBJSC Grand Ballroom

The 10th Anniversary banquet recognizes Texas State University's HSI designation achieved in 2011 and celebrates the accomplishments of the last ten years in supporting and serving Latinx students, faculty, and staff. Further, the banquet establishes a platform recognizing the benefits of our HSI designation to all Texas State students and faculty and opportunities for the next decade to come.

For more information about program and keynote speaker, visit event page: 10th Anniversary Banquet

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