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Regis University designated as Hispanic Serving Institution

Regis University was honored by the Denver City Council at their Aug. 7 meeting with a proclamation honoring the university’s designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

The HSI designation was born in the post-Civil Rights era, from an effort to dramatically increase Hispanic high school and college enrollment, with the understanding that educational attainment is one of the best paths toward greater economic success and influence.

“As only the second Jesuit Catholic university in the U.S. to receive this designation, it is a privilege to continue cultivating a rich and culturally-affirming campus,” said Regis President Salvador D. Aceves.

Regis will have a record-setting freshmen class coming to the University in the next couple of weeks. Over 50% of admitted students have a GPA of 3.7 or higher. 56% are first-generation students, and nearly 49% identify as Hispanic students. Noteworthy for this class is 2027, their expected year of graduation.

In 2027, Regis University will celebrate its 150th anniversary and President Salvador Aceves who accepted the city’s proclamation said that it will be marked by tremendous excitement and pride.


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