For Minority and Hispanic Serving Institutions

Staying connected to the higher education community is critical to stay abreast of the latest developments, learn about grant opportunities, and to continually hone one’s skills. 

Given the large number of minority-serving institutions in South Texas, we’ve included a list of need-to-know organizations to help you stay atop of what’s happening.

Click on the links below to learn more about each organization.

Minority-Serving Institutions Community of Partners Council
    • Council is comprised of representatives from federal agencies who administer MSI programs.
    • Offers valuable national conference for MSIs to inform them of funding opportunities with federal government agencies
      • Fantastic for learning about the diverse opportunities for federal grants, faculty research opportunities, government contracts, federal employment for graduates, and student internships
      • Technical assistance in grant development
      • Great national networking

       Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

      • National organization that lobbies for legislation benefiting HSIs.
      • Holds annual national conference attended by many federal agencies
      • Sponsors annual Capitol Hill visits with legislators
      • Sponsors an internship program with U.S. Department of Agriculture
      • Fantastic national networking

      Texas Hispanic-Serving Institutions Consortium

      • Holds conference twice per year in Texas for the state’s HSIs.
      • Good for networking and uncovering funding opportunities
      • Provides trends in HSI education, with emphasis on Texas

      Alliance for Hispanic-Serving Institution Educators

      • Unlike HACU, it is not a lobbying organization
      • Holds annual conference as best practice teaching for HSI educators and administrators
      • Provides trends in HSI education
      • Good networking and HSI-focused grant opportunities