Seal of Excelencia

Seal of Excelencia

Accelerating Latino student success requires institutions go beyond enrollment and show intentionality and impact in SERVING students. Seal of Excelencia certified institutions set the pace for much needed institutional transformation and are confronting structural barriers and inequities of longstanding.

Deborah Santiago, CEO, Excelencia in Education

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Seal Application

Access the Seal certification application, information and resources. 2022 Seal Application now open!

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Technical Assistance

Support to strengthen institutional capacity to SERVE Latino students is available through technical assistance opportunities.

SERVING Latino Students
SERVING Latino Students

Excelencia leads transformative change for Latino student success

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Seal of Excelencia Institutions

Learn which institutions have earned the Seal of Excelencia certification in 2021.

2021 Seal of Excelencia

Seal of Excelencia 2021

This year’s cohort of 10 trendsetting institutions earned the Seal of Excelencia certification and join a prestigious group of 14 Seal certified institutions in the county ensuring America’s future through their unwavering commitment to intentionally SERVE Latino students, while serving all.

Why does the Seal of Excelencia matter?

Excelencia in Education’s mission is to accelerate Latino student success in higher education. We are committed to significantly increasing the number of Latino students attaining college degrees by 2030 in partnership with institutions. As part of this commitment, Excelencia in Education established the Seal of Excelencia, a national certification for institutions that strive to go beyond enrollment to intentionally SERVE Latino students.

Seal of Excelencia Framework

What is the Seal of Excelencia Framework?

To support and reinforce institutional capacity to intentionally serve, Excelencia developed a framework that integrates essential components of transformation into a comprehensive institutional strategy for SERVING students. This framework represents learning from over 20 years of working with higher education institutions.

2020 Seal of Excelencia Institutions Presidents for Latino Student Success



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Reactions to the Seal of Excelencia

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Seal of Excelencia Advisory Council


Excelencia Board of Directors

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