Hispanic Serving Institution

In Fall 2022, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) earned the federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) underscoring our institution’s commitment to student access and diversity. Currently, Hispanic students represent over 26% of the SHSU student body.



What is an HSI?


A Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) is defined as an institution of higher education that (1) has an enrollment above a set threshold of financially high-need students and (2) has an enrollment of undergraduate full-time equivalent students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic. Check out the latest fact sheet prepared by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) highlighing the impact of HSIs nationally.



Funding


With the HSI designation, SHSU faculty, staff, and student can leverage our institutional identity in a meaningful and impactful way. The HSI designation makes SHSU eligible to apply to funding opportunities available to only HSI institutions. Our team has compiled a few resources to aid in the pursuit of HSI funding opportunities. Ensure you contact our team before applying to ensure eligibility.





Boilerplate Language for Grant Proposals



Our team has prepared boilerplate text that can be used in grant proposals - see below. Check out more boilerplate text that our team has put together in our facilities boilerplate database .

"A member of The Texas State University System, Sam Houston State University (SHSU), has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement for more than 140 years. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight colleges and well beyond its Huntsville roots. SHSU has grown from its origins as the first teacher-training college in the Southwest United States into a regional comprehensive university, earning the Carnegie classification of R2 -- Doctoral Research University with High Research Activity. In 2022, SHSU earned the federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) underscoring our institution’s commitment to student access and diversity. Currently, Hispanic students represent over 26% of the SHSU student body."


Other Resources


Wondering how to get started with our team?We are always accessible, and you can begin engaging with us whenever you are comfortable. If you are still in an ideation stage or looking for funding opportunities, feel free to reach out to our Research and Proposal Development team .


For institutional data needs, check out the SHSU FactBook for publicly available institutional data or submit a custom request to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness through Cherwell