Reception to recognize campuswide efforts as a Hispanic-Serving Institution

To celebrate and recognize everyone who has contributed to the campus's efforts as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, UC Santa Cruz will host a reception from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, on the main floor of the McHenry Library. The event is free and open to the campus community.

In late September, UC Santa Cruz earned the Seal of Excelencia, national recognition of intentional campuswide efforts to serve Latinx students.

An institution earns the Seal of Excelencia by demonstrating alignment across the three core areas of data, practice, and leadership, which show:
  • Evidence of effectiveness and intentionality in institutional practices serving Latinx students;
  • Positive momentum for Latinx student progress in their data;
  • Dedication to transforming the institution into an environment where Latinx students thrive; and
  • Strategies in leadership that clearly articulate institutional focus on advancing Latinx student success.
UC Santa Cruz was one of six institutions that earned the Seal of Excelencia for the first time this year. The only other University of California campuses that have earned the seal are UC Riverside and UC Merced.