California State University, Stanislaus has been awarded $5.8 million in federal grants to provide additional resources to underserved Hispanic students.
The funding is comprised of two Title V grants that are specifically for Hispanic-serving institutions. A Hispanic-serving institution is defined as having at least 25 percent Hispanic full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment. CSU Stanislaus’ student body population is 30.7 percent Hispanic.
Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program ($3,063,567 over five years)
• Purpose: Improve student engagement, retention and graduation rates with special attention to Hispanic and first-generation students
• Implementation: Refine and expand both (1) the first year experience program and (2) the student success and retention program
Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans Program ($2,759,418 over five years)
• Purpose: Improve graduate-student engagement, retention and graduation rates with special attention to Hispanic and first-generation students
• Implementation: Assess graduate students’ learning success in order to improve mentoring; better engage students via community-based curricula and research opportunities with the help of the Office of Service Learning