In all that we are and do—from honoring our founding history to bolstering student success to fostering excellence in faculty research to economic partnering with our communities—we embrace our Hispanic serving identity.

UTSA’s federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) is only one part of our story. We are taking bold steps to go beyond our HSI designation to become an institution where Hispanic students can thrive.

Interwoven into our institutional fabric

UTSA’s drive to become a model Hispanic thriving university aligns closely with the institution’s mission, vision, values and inclusivity commitment, as well as the university’s strategic plan.

What does it mean to be a Hispanic Thriving Institution?

UTSA is committed to becoming a leading model Hispanic thriving university with an institutional emphasis on serving our Hispanic students and community.

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Recognized Progress

UTSA is a proud recipient of a 2020 Seal of Excelencia for advancing Latino student success

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Interwoven into our

Institutional Fabric


Hear more about UTSA’s commitment and impact as an HSI from our students, faculty, staff, alumni, community leaders and President Taylor Eighmy.

Latest Updates

September 15, 2020

UTSA celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a series of events through October 15