Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)


Truckee Meadows Community College has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Members of the TMCC HSI Task Force maintain many efforts for this designation.

What is an HSI?

An Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) is an institution of higher education that:

  1. is an eligible institution;
  2. has an enrollment of undergraduate full-time equivalent students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic students at the end of the award year immediately preceding the date of application; and,
  3. has a federally designated minimum percentage of Pell Grant-eligible students.


With this designation, based on the availability of federal funding, TMCC qualifies to apply for two types of federal funding and grants: Title III and Title V.

HSI Task Force Strategic Plan


Support the mission, values and goals of the College by promoting student access and success and excellence in teaching and learning.


As a sub-committee of the TMCC Diversity Committee, the HSI Task Force’s purpose is to provide strategies, input, and advice on efforts that support Hispanic Student success (including efforts with International Services & ESL) in the following areas: Access, Retention, Hispanic Serving Institution initiatives/compliance/strategies.

The Task Force supports the development and maintenance of a safe, inclusive, respectful and welcoming environment for faculty, staff and students where all members of the College community may thrive personally, academically and professionally.