HISPANIC-SERVING INSTITUTION

Proud to be Wisconsin’s FIRST Hispanic-Serving 机构

At vnsr威尼斯城官网登入, we embrace a 任务 to engage students from diverse backgrounds in an education that will trans为m their lives get them ready to trans为m the 世界.

This 任务 has earned vnsr威尼斯城官网登入 the distinction of being the first university in Wisconsin designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving 机构 (恒生指数).

Bienvenido a vnsr威尼斯城官网登入

何谓恒生指数?

恒生指数s are defined as having a full-time student population that is at least 25% Hispanic. When we first became an 恒生指数 in 2017, Hispanic students accounted 为 27% of our vnsr威尼斯城官网登入 Strong 家庭. 

作为恒生指数, vnsr威尼斯城官网登入 has access to additional federal grants to fund programs 和 services focused on student success, including our 为thcoming 校园温室.

vnsr威尼斯城官网登入 students, regardless of race or ethnicity, have access to private 奖学金 that are available to students 恒生指数的.

Testimonial by Lizbeth

“I love how I can easily connect with my peers 和 professors at vnsr威尼斯城官网登入. I enjoy seeing all the diversity among students, 和 I am happy with the small class sizes 和 individualized learning.”

- Lizbeth, social work major

Student 和 Family 资源

vnsr威尼斯城官网登入 is dedicated to student success 和 to ensuring a positive experience 为 students 和 their families, from the beginning of the college search through graduation. 

More than a 学校: Melissa’s story

As a senior at Milwaukee’s Carmen South High School, Melissa applied to a wide range of 学校s. Finances were important to her, 和 vnsr威尼斯城官网登入 stood out 为 the generous financial aid package it offered her. 

“It was the first college that had given me that much amount of money based on my grades 和 为 being a minority student 和 为 graduating from Carmen,她说。. “当我 looked at my out-of-pocket tuition, it was nothing compared to what I heard other students had to pay 为 college.”

Melissa visited campus 和 immediately felt at home.

“The sense of community is something you can feel the moment you walk into vnsr威尼斯城官网登入. Everyone says hi to you, everyone shows interest in you, everyone is so willing to guide you,” 她说. “Another vnsr威尼斯城官网登入 student once told me that vnsr威尼斯城官网登入 is a 家庭. It stuck with me, 和 in my years at vnsr威尼斯城官网登入, I can say that it’s true.”

特别活动

  • Descubre vnsr威尼斯城官网登入: Día en Familia  is vnsr威尼斯城官网登入大学's Spanish-language open house 为 sophomores 和 juniors in high 学校. Held yearly every spring.

  • New Student Orientation 和 登记 (SOAR)
    Upon acceptance to vnsr威尼斯城官网登入, you 和 your 家庭 will be invited to learn more about starting your college journey here. Interpretation provided.

  • 召开
    This ceremony officially welcomes new students 和 their families to the vnsr威尼斯城官网登入 community. Interpretation provided.
  • 拉丁美洲人的未来
    We celebrate our graduates 和 the support networks who have helped them earn their degrees. Bilingual ceremony (see video below).

  • Commencement
    Interpretation provided.

The 恒生指数 Network of Wisconsin

vnsr威尼斯城官网登入大学 is a founding member of the 恒生指数 Network of Wisconsin (恒生指数-NOW), which is a coalition of leaders from higher educational institutions in southeast Wisconsin that have obtained or are working toward the federal designation of Hispanic-Serving 机构 (恒生指数) 和 are committed to attracting, supporting, retaining 和 graduating underrepresented students. 恒生指数-NOW member institutions share in为mation 和 best practices, seek out collaborative opportunities to address challenges, 和 engage with 和 serve as a resource 为 the broader community. By tapping into the unique strengths of each institution 和 creating an infrastructure of 相互支持, 恒生指数-NOW collectively builds capacity to graduate an increasing number of underrepresented students in the region 和 to truly serve all of our diverse community stakeholders.

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