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Celebrate National HSI Week

Sept. 12, 2023
SHSU Media Contact: Mikah Boyd


Sam Houston State University became federally designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in 2022, formally recognizing its dedication to student success for all. The distinction has made SHSU eligible for additional grant funding to serve Hispanic students and allowed the university to be a part of a network with other HSIs even better.

The week of Sept. 11 is known as National Hispanic-Service Institutions Week, and Inclusion Initiatives has partnered with numerous divisions and departments to provide all students with an event-filled week. 

Tuesday, September 12

Discover Spanish-Speaking Cultures

3 – 5 p.m.

Academic Building IV – Olsen Auditorium 

Loteria (Bingo)

6 – 7:30 p.m.

Lowman Student Center White Ballroom 

Wednesday, September 13

HSI Week Film Screening – Undocumented: A Dream of Education

Followed by a Q&A with Elisa Herrmann & Diana Barrero-Burgos

6 p.m.

Lowman Student Center 320

Thursday, September 14

Como Dice the Counseling Center

5 – 6:30 p.m.

Lowman Student Center 325

The Woodlands Center Trivia Night

4 – 6 p.m.

The Woodlands Center Atrium

Faculty Recital

Emily Howes Heilman, mezzo-soprano with guest artist Ben Sieben, piano

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Gaertner Performing Arts Center

Friday, September 15

Book Talk – Undocumented Americans

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Newton Gresham Library 106/110

McNair Scholars Conference – Panel Session

“Vaccine Hesitancy in the Latino/ Latinx Community in Central Texas”

“A Culturally Responsive Approach to Mentoring Latinx Students”

(Panel Session)

3 – 3:40 p.m.

Lowman Student Center 241A

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