¡Bienvenidos, Longhorns!

As the flagship public research university of Texas, UT Austin has a unique and critical obligation to serve and prepare the next generation of leaders. Texas is one of the most vibrant and diverse states in the country, and our Hispanic community is a very important part of our culture, history and future.

Seal of Excelencia

In 2023, UT Austin earned recertification of the Seal of  Excelencia, a prestigious designation that recognizes an institution’s commitment to the success of its Latino student population.

“As UT Austin strives to increase its global impact, groundbreaking initiatives like the HSRU [Hispanic Serving Research University] serve as a national model in forging pathways to bolster opportunity and excellence in higher education for years to come.”

— President Jay Hartzell

What is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)?

Hispanic-Serving Institutions are institutions of higher education with 25% or more total undergraduate Hispanic full-time enrollment. UT Austin met this criterion as of fall 2020.

How does an HSI designation benefit UT’s Hispanic community?

Being an HSI means we have access to federal grants and scholarships to help our Hispanic population on campus thrive through expanded opportunities, recruitment efforts, financial aid and more.

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Jay Hartzell speaking at the UT HSI Student Reception


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