CALL TO ACTION
Ask your Representative to join the Congressional HSI Caucus. Contact him/her today.
The Congressional HSI Caucus is an important tool and a way to engage with Members of Congress and their staff in meaningful way about the importance and value of HSIs.
HACU re-established the Congressional Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Caucus in order to educate Members of Congress and their staff about the value and impact of HSIs in their districts and communities. Despite a significant growth in the number of HSIs as well as the number of low-income and first generation students in those institutions, federal investments have remained stagnant over the past decade. The HSI Caucus will give HACU and its members a valuable communication tool with Members of Congress to engage in a dialogue about the development of additional resources and legislative opportunities for HSIs.
We are grateful for the leadership of our four Co-Chairs, and look forward to recruiting additional members:
The term congressional caucus or congressional Member organization refers to a group of Members of Congress who join together in pursuit of common legislative objectives and register the organization with the Committee on House Administration. In many instances, Members assign personal staff to assist the caucus in carrying out its legislative objectives.
The goals of the Congressional HSI Caucus are the following:
Did you know?
According to the most recent Dept. of Education data, there are 539 Hispanic-Serving Institutions in 25 states, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, yet HSIs enroll 67% of all Hispanic students in higher education.