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Designated by the U.S. Department of Education

ASU is proud to be a Hispanic Serving Institution

Resources are earmarked for learners and scholars from schools with this status.

Arizona State University is deeply committed to academic excellence, accessibility and impact in communities around the world.

This commitment requires our campus communities to reflect diverse identities, so that we may learn from the broadest perspectives and engage with the most inclusive solutions possible. Through growing representation and an environment of service to one another we are expanding our offerings to the benefit of every learner and professional.

Hispanic success by the numbers

Among the efforts to support students

TRIO Programs
A set of federally-funded college opportunity programs designed to motivate and support first generation, low-income, students with disabilities and veterans in pursuit of a college degree.
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Latino Partnership Scholars Program
This partnership program between the university and community organizations provides scholarship support to historically underserved students at ASU.

Hispanic Convocation
Hispanic students are encouraged to register and attend this signature cultural event to celebrate pursuing higher education and the shared support of family, faculty, staff, and community.
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Southwest Borderlands Initiative
This program focuses on hiring faculty whose academic work supports the study of our southwest borders, a field that encompasses numerous disciplines of interest to Latinx faculty and students.

Awards and Recognitions


ASU, on its path to becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution, was named a Seal of Excelencia recipient in 2019 and recertified in 2022-2025. Excelencia in Education commends ASU's commitment to Latino student success through impactful and intentional support.

Seal of Excelencia

In 2022, ASU was named a Fulbright Hispanic Serving Institution Leader by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, recognizing its engagement with exchange participants and promotion of program opportunities on campus.

Fulbright Program

ASU was recognized as Education Partner of the Year by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund in 2023 for its commitment to helping Hispanic students access college. Since 2015, ASU has hosted several programs alongside the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

Hispanic Scholarship

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Understanding the language we use

Hispanic is a federally designated umbrella term to categorize and track numbers in a census fashion. ASU sees data as key to the intentional design work of expanding access and inclusion.  

A community and its members use other terms to reflect their chosen language to express identity. Some of these terms include: Latino, Latinx, Afro-Latino, Mexican American, Central American, South American, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Boriqua, and Chicano. Because language is a creative form of communication, it reflects the evolving ways people and communities think about themselves, especially within ever-expansive contexts. 

For example, the “x” in Latinx intends to signal intersectional identities and gender inclusivity (equivalent to the use of “their”). Whatever the term or identity, and ASU embraces them all, we recognize and celebrate the vibrant diversity within our university.