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Create a Hispanic Thriving Leadership Council

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UTSA aspires to become a Hispanic Thriving Institution—a model HSI that provides the highest quality education to advance social mobility and economic opportunities for Latino students and their communities. UTSA was founded in 1969 to serve San Antonio’s culturally rich, predominantly Mexican American population, and was one of the first U.S. universities to receive the Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) designation, established by the federal government in 1994.

Status Update (Spring 2024)

In 2020, UTSA first earned the prestigious Seal of Excelencia from Excelencia in Education in recognition of the university's commitment to creating an environment where all students thrive.

In September 2023, UTSA’s seal was recertified for an additional three years in recognition of our achievements in the following areas:

  • A Focus on Affordability
  • Retention and Persistence
  • Preparation for Workforce Success
  • Becoming a National Model in Promoting Student Success

As a founding member of the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities, UTSA has taken a national leadership role to increase opportunity for those historically underserved by higher education.

Learn About UTSA's HSI Committments  Visit the Hispanic Thriving Leadership Council Website

This Initiative Supports Strategic Destinations

Destination One: Model for Student Success