Introduction to the Seal of Excelencia

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Recognition and Accountability for Latino Student Success

The Seal of Excelencia framework provides a platform where institutions with committed leaders and positive student outcomes will be recognized for their efforts to effectively serve Latino students. Our commitment is to work in partnership with higher education and to operate within an optimistic framework recognizing the accomplishments of many institutions that are SERVING Latino students well.

Further, we recognize that developing the ability to serve Latino students enhance the capacities of institutions to serve all students.

Colleges and universities will earn the Seal of Excelencia once they demonstrate consistent success in helping Latino students graduate. Specifically, to attain the Seal, institutions will demonstrate they have reached benchmarks in the three core areas that Excelencia has determined are more likely to lead to Latino student success - Data, Practice, and Leadership.


Download the Seal of Excelencia Framework 


View the list of Partners Endorsing Seal of Excelencia Framework


Download the summary about the Seal of Excelencia


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Read the press release 


Read article in Hechinger Report, "As more Latinos go to college, schools vie to become Hispanic-Serving Institutions"

Read article in Inside Higher Ed, "New Bar for Hispanic-Serving Institutions"


National Announcement of the Seal of Excelencia and Ladder of Engagement
(October 11, 2018, Washington, DC)



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