Texas Tech University

Hispanic Serving Institution Week

In 2019, Texas Tech achieved full status as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). While HSI status is determined based on an undergraduate student body that is above 25% Hispanic, Texas Tech offers a comprehensive series of programs, services, initiatives, and organizations to underrepresented students, students of color, and first-generation students, many of whom are Hispanic.

One such initiative is the first Hispanic Serving Institution Week that will be hosted by Texas Tech this fall. This week, September 13th – September 17th, will include events and discussions to foster and promote inclusive conversations about the Hispanic culture and the benefits of being a Hispanic Serving Institution.

TTU's Latinx Trailblazers

September 13th – September 17th Events:

MercaditoMonday, Sept 13

Mercadito: HSI Week Kick-Off

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Red Raider Plaza

Music, giveaways, & food!

What does servingness mean in Hispanic Serving InstitutionTuesday, Sept 14

What does servingness mean in Hispanic Serving Institution?

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Virtual Event

Featuring Guest Panelists!

Event Link

Wednesday, Sept 15El Grito Celebration

El Grito Celebration

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Urbanovsky Park Amphitheater

Celebrate & honor the start of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month with performances, food, & dancing!

In The Heights Special ViewingFriday, Sept 17

Free screening of In the Heights &
a conversation on Latinx Representation in the media with Julio Ricardo Varela

7:00 PM

Cinemark Movies 16

In partnership with the Honors College, Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic & International Communications, School of Law, Student Affairs, and Department of History.




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Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion