In 2015, Southwestern Adventist University (SWAU) was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education, which reflects our undergraduate enrollment of Latin/Hispanic students. SWAU is one of three Adventist universities to become a HSI. Due to this title, SWAU faculty, staff, and students are eligible to apply for Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) grants, internships, and partnerships.
Diversity Efforts at SWAU
How we listen
Our Diversity Committee's focus is listening to the diverse ideas that make the SWAU campus unique and creating initiatives that celebrate the cultures of SWAU.
Why a HSI designation is significant
Since 2015, SWAU has been designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Learn more about this federal designation below.
Understand the HSI Designation
How we serve
Thanks to funding from a Title V Grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Pathways to Success was created to prepare young professionals for personal, academic, and career success.
Explore Pathways to Success
The HACU community
As a Hispanic-Serving Institution, SWAU is part of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), a community of more than 500 institutions committed to Hispanic higher education success.
Learn more about HACU