Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)

SCC is a Hispanic Serving Institution, which means that we are serving a large population of students who identify as Hispanic, Latina/o, Mexican, Mexican-American, or Chicana/o.

HSI Office

    • Rodda Hall North, RHN 178

HSI Hours

Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm


The Department of Education (DOE) defines as an HSI any institution of higher learning with an enrollment of undergraduate full-time equivalent students that is at least 25% Hispanic. SCC has, in fact, more than 29% student population who identify themselves as Hispanic, Latina/o/x, Mexican, Mexican-American, or Chicana/o/x.  This student population representing the single highest racial/ethnic group at the college.

SCC met the program-specific eligibility requirements as a Title V Developing Hispanic Serving Institution, and was formally designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. We are the first college to reach this designation in the Los Rios Community College District and as such we were recently-awarded grants that enables the college to expand and enhance academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability.

We are excited to launch 2 new SCC HSI grant funded programs projects listed below. Learn more by following each link.

Students in A Global Economy (SAGE)

The goal of the program is to successfully transition new students to college via participation in an intensive summer experience, and a full-time, first-year learning community. During the SAGE experience, students will capitalize on exciting workshops and professional opportunities that have a global economy focus.

Students in A Global Economy (SAGE)

STEM Equity & Success Initiative (SESI)

STEM Equity & Success Initiative (SESI) seeks to increase the enrollment and success of Latina/o and economically disadvantaged students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs from their transition from high school to college and ultimately to program completion and transfer.

STEM Equity & Success Initiative (SESI)