Established at Utah Valley University during Fall 2007, the Latino Initiative helps Latina/o students achieve educational success by providing direct student services to help Latina/o students along the PK-16 educational pathway.

Encuentro Hacia El Exito – Encounter to Excellence (ETE) has been designed to permanently increase the institution’s capacity to dramatically shift the number of freshmen students achieving success during their first two years.

Established in 1972, St Edward’s University (SEU) has the only CAMP that has been in continuous operation. The CAMP enables students from migrant and seasonal farm worker families to achieve their dream of a college degree. These students are first-generation college goers, who have often times experienced disruptions in their primary and secondary education while migrating with their families to work in the fields.

The EOE was established in 1970 to promote the recruitment and academic development of African American, Hispanic, and Native American students interested in pursuing careers in engineering.

To help integrate first-year multicultural college students into the college environment, the Office of Minority Affairs established the Multicultural Student Mentor Program (MSMP) in 1988 as a retention strategy to welcome and help incoming students in their transition and adjustment to the university environment.

The Mathematics and Science Academy (MSA) program at UTRGV differs from other state-supported mathematics and science high schools in that the academy offers students the opportunity to complete two years of college concurrently with the last two years of high school.

The purpose of the School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering (NSME) is to increase the number of students earning a STEM degree, with a specific focus on increasing the number of under-represented minority, and particularly Latino, students.

The BESITOS Program operates on the premise that acceleration, rather than remediation, is what students need. Students are guided to apply their sociocultural, linguistic, cognitive, and academic strengths to their learning and view them as key to their future success as teachers. The Program graduates bilingual Latino teachers who are advocates for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) students and families.

Academy for Teacher Excellence (ATE) prepares culturally efficacious individuals, who are culturally competent, possess high teaching and/or mentoring efficacy, and can implement culturally responsive practices fostering individual and group transformation. ATE provides opportunities for disseminating best learning and teaching practices to serve and impact local school districts with over 90% Latino students.

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