The Spanish Language Family Orientation was implemented in July 2013 to better serve the growing number of Spanish speaking families by providing in Spanish the services already in place through the Office of Parent Programs.

The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) has a variety of programs designed to support the unique needs of the Hispanic population it serves.

The ARMAS Center opened in 2009 to support students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines at New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) as well as the faculty who teach them.

The focus of the STARS program is to ensure that students who place at a developmental level in math and English upon entering college take these courses early. STARS faculty have found that students often postpone taking developmental courses and in turn do not have the required courses to transfer to four-year institutions.

Initiated in Fall 2005, the Student Employment Initiative (SEI) is part of a retention and timely graduation strategy that recognizes the compelling need of students to work while attending college.

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.

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.

Since 2008, the Center has programmatically supported doctoral training of historically underrepresented students, especially Latinos and American Indians through a center focusing on health policy.  The Center is preparing future leaders who can address the social inequities that affect the nation’s health and well-being as well as improving the health care delivery and financing system.

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.