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Chico State recognized as a Hispanic serving institute

One of several initiatives to diversify Chico State includes increasing Hispanic enrollment. The university can now apply for specific grants as an HSI. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Katia Berg

September 16, 2016

On Monday, Sept. 20, The California State University system introduced Chico State as a Hispanic Serving Institute and the university can now qualify for a number of programs and grants. The federal program is designed to help first-generation, low-income Hispanic students. Although the university...

Chico State informs community on HSI status

The number of Hispanic/Latino/a students at Chico State has steadily increased. Statistics from Chico State's Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Photo credit: Christine Zuniga

Christine Zuniga

May 15, 2016

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted a “Becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)” information session on May 12. The presentation gave an update on Chico State’s HSI status and the opportunities it presents.An HSI is a federal designation that gives approved colleges or uni...

New horizons for campus diversity

Chico State will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in September in light of the record-breaking increase of Hispanic and Latino enrollment at 42.1 percent. Photo credit: Jenelle Kapellas

Cheyanne Burens

September 9, 2015

  This September, many may be celebrating Hispanic Heritage month in light of the 2015 fall enrollment, making Chico State history once again by reaching an all-time high for Hispanic and Latino/a enrollees at 42.1 percent. DREAM students are a contributing factor, doubling each year since 2...

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