Seal of Excelencia - Intentionally Serving Latinos

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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Interested in the Seal Application?

Explore this portal to access the Seal certification, information and resources.

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What support is available to my institution?

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.

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.

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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.

Seal of Excelencia Certified Institutions

Six institutions earned the Seal of Excelencia in 2022 and nine institutions were recertified to be a community of 30 trendsetting colleges and universities intentionally serving Latino students. An institution earns the Seal by demonstrating alignment across the three core areas of data, practice, and leadership. These institutions joined in common cause to ensure America’s future through their unwavering commitment to intentionally SERVE Latino students, while serving all. The national announcement of the 2022 Seal Certified institutions occurred in Washington, DC on September 30th and can be viewed here.

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Leaders Create Change

Hear what institutional leaders are saying about earning the Seal of Excelencia certification. 

2020 Seal of Excelencia Institutions Presidents for Latino Student Success

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Seal of Excelencia Advisory Council

Post secondary leaders advising the Seal of Excelencia certification process.