Emerging Hispanic Serving Institution


Emerging Hispanic Serving Institution

UW-Parkside is the first public university in the state of Wisconsin recognized as an Emerging Hispanic Serving Institution.

Chancellor's statement

Diversity is a signature feature at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, we recognize the value of all our students and the importance of community and education, UW-Parkside is proud to welcome all Hispanic students to be part of our campus community and hope Hispanic students continue to choose us for their college experience.

You are welcome here.


The University of Wisconsin-Parkside recognizes the importance in serving all students and strives to become a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). HSI's are defined as colleges, universities, or systems/districts where total Hispanic enrollment constitutes a minimum of 25% of the total headcount enrollment. With a 17% Hispanic student population, we are designated as an Emerging HSI.

An EMERGING HISPANIC SERVING INSTITUTION has 15-24% Hispanic student population.

Special Events

Through various initiatives — including our annual Descubre Parkside, Yo Soy Parkside, and Hispanic Heritage Month — we continue to build community and open spaces to discuss higher education, student advocacy, and celebrate culture.

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  • Parkside Promise Plus
  • Trio


  • OMSA
  • Admissions
  • Student Support Services


  • LU




Diversity Statement

Diversity is crucial for maintaining excellence in research/creative artistry, learning and community engagement. The University of Wisconsin-Parkside celebrates many differences among people including but not limited to diversity in race, ethnicity, ability, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and age. UW-Parkside strives to strengthen diversity with programs that will accomplish the following:

  • Attract and retain diverse students, faculty, and staff;
  • Respect and appreciate the many cultures and multiple perspectives within the communities that UW-Parkside serves;
  • Promote equity and success for all students, faculty and staff;
  • Prepare students, faculty and staff to act ethically in relation to diversity on campus and in local and global communities
  • Address racism, oppression, and all forms of neglect and discrimination throughout the campus at all levels.
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