Emerging Hispanic Serving Institution


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 21% Hispanic student population, we are the first public university in Wisconsin recognized as an Emerging HSI.

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

Chancellor's statement

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to serving all members of our community and to providing education that benefits all students.

Hispanic students represent Wisconsin’s fastest growing group of college-bound individuals. I’m proud of the dedication of our faculty, staff, students, alumni and regional partners, which has resulted in the federal designation of UW-Parkside as an Emerging Hispanic Serving Institution.


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.

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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